The Latest Developments and Trends in Kitchen Storage Solutions

With consumers continuously opting for open plan living, the demand for space saving storage is now well established in kitchen design. Here, we take a look at the latest trends and developments that support the increasing need for space-saving solutions with maximum functionality.


Space-saving solutions
Increasing consumer demand for storage solutions that maximise every inch of living space must be met by developments in fittings technology that exceed every expectation.

Within kitchen storage, we’ve seen considerable growth in popularity for drawers, in line with consumers opting for storage that is kept behind closed doors. We initially responded with the solution widely regarded as the best in the market, the Dynapro 3D undermount drawer slide from movement specialists, Grass. We now see this innovation evolving further with the new Dynapro 4D runner, bringing effortless sideways, back / forth, tilt and up/down movement for the perfect fit. Dynapro 4D also boasts an integrated liquid dampener for a continuous soft close motion, minimal pull out force and freedom of choice with ‘touch to open’ as an add on with the Tipmatic soft close runner system. Dynapro 4D is available on pre-order in March and to purchase in April, exclusively through Häfele.

We have also seen how the need to make the most of every inch of space has resulted in consumers opting increasingly for narrow solutions. To meet this need, we developed stylish pull-out innovations, such as the Häfele swing-out larder unit and the 16 Wine Bottle Rack; offering floor to ceiling functionality.


Sleek finishes
The swing-out and pull-out storage solutions also reflect the highly desirable sleek finish that is increasingly popular in a modern kitchen. This style has been facilitated throughout Häfele offerings, including the new wirework range, which is perfect for kitchen designers seeking modern and stylish storage. Designed in Italy and incorporating renowned Italian style, this range features a unique flat-bar design and crisp white base.


Open Plan Living
Open plan design is an interior phenomenon set to stay and develop further, in line with the increase in smaller houses and compact living. This trend relies heavily on technology to support storage organisation, and functional solutions that ensure that the users can keep everything behind closed doors. The Slido doors range allows for even large kitchen modules to be kept out of sight, whilst pull-out corner units bring life to come to the user, storing smaller utensils and gadgets and creating a seamless finish.