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The key to maximising kitchen space and adding value to your property

Getting it right

The kitchen is often cited as the heart of the home. A space where friends and family relax, unwind and catch-up. With modern houses shrinking in size and extended families often gathering under one roof, kitchen storage is a key element to get right.

Justin Dubiel, Head of Elliotts Living Spaces, agrees:

"Open-plan living is more popular now, so we have become clever in our kitchen designs – making extra space available within units that may have previously been on an additional wall."

With clean lines and open-plan dining becoming top kitchen design requests, manufacturers have become more creative to help combine the demands of family and modern-day life.

"Modern kitchen organisers, deeper drawers and hidden compartments help solve kitchen storage compartments and add a sleek, clean look to kitchen design without losing functionality".

Spacious and modern storage units are the key

It’s not just our kitchen experts that recognise kitchen storage as being a key element to making family kitchen spaces work. A survey of different estate agents, designers and property professionals found that spacious and modern storage units were the best kitchen features to increase property value.


This topped the list with 72% of those surveyed placing it top followed by fitted energy-efficient appliances.

Symphony Linear - Ringwood showroom
Storage top picks
Corner storage unit
1. Corner storage units

"The corner of a kitchen is often a bit of a dead space. This solution gives you heaps of storage in one tiny area."

draw that goes in to wall space
2. Draws that recess

"How do you get a drawer that’s deeper than the work surface? Go in to the wall space (if you can!) A perfect way to create more storage."

Deep storage drawer
3. Deep storage drawers

"Handle-less drawers are bang on trend and deep drawers like these mean you can get all in your pots and pans in one place. We also have smaller ‘secret drawers’ that sit within these, just below the work-surface."

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