Corner Storage Solutions from Kitchen Storage
Added: (Thu Apr 10 2008)
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For many years consumers had little choice about what to put in that awkward corner base unit in the kitchen. Most of us went for the simple carousel solution that worked fine for a couple of years and then inevitably stopped working and fell apart. This resulted in frantic phone calls to the original installer to be told: “Oh you can’t buy them without a kitchen” or “You need to take the worktop off to fit the replacement” or
“Yes we can sell you one but its £800 (and the whole kitchen was only £2500 including appliances in those days!)”.
Luckily we have moved on from those days and there are now a huge range of solutions most of which are designed to make full use of the space available and also make it quite simple to access the space right at the back of the cupboard.
Peka, a Swiss company, designed and patented the original magic corner which has since been copied by many manufacturers throughout the world including the German company Vauth Sagel. Vauth Sagel’s solutions are sometimes preferred for kitchen storage, based on their ease of fitting and quality of the chrome work on the baskets themselves.
There are two main solutions.
1) Vauth-Sagel - Magic Pull Out Storage Corner Solution With Soft Close
Firstly there is the pull out kitchen storage corner unit that automatically pulls out with the kitchen cupboard door. The unit can be retro fitted into any kitchen corner cupboard that meets the following specification:
Door size: 450, 500 or 600mm
Internal Cupboard depth: 490mm minimum
Cupboard width: 900mm minimum
Installed height: 530mm
The 500mm door size is standard with the 450mm and 600mm requiring additional hanging plates to ensure that the door fits tightly to the unit. Certain companies may supply free soft close dampers with all the units. Full fitting instructions are included with each unit.
2) Vauth-Sagel - Twin Pull Out Storage Unit
Secondly there is the Twin which is fantastic as it is very simple to fit and easy to pull out of the cupboard. This is the ideal solution for an elderly person, (we recently fitted one for an 83 year old), with high quality chrome work and a simple to clean solid base to each of the kidney shaped shelves. This unit can be retro fitted into any kitchen corner cupboard that meets the following specification:
Suitable for 900, 1000 or 1200 mm corner base cabinets
Minimum built in depth: 490 mm
The system is designed so that the pull-out section automatically begins to pivot as the unit is pulled out of the cabinet.
Every set comes complete with 2 x laminated wooden shelves with a white base and polished chrome surround, pull-out and pivoting mechanism, all fixing materials and fitting instructions.
Earnest Hill, kitchen solutions consultant at Kitchen Storage. For more information and public or trade enquiries, contact on 0800 389 9732 or visit www.kitchen-storage.co.uk