Creative storage for the kitchen

The first requirement for a well-designed kitchen almost goes without saying: that its furnishings be sturdy, wear-resistant and reliable. Yet, there is more to a kitchen, as it often becomes the heart of a home where you gather to feel the comfort of food and warmth, share stories and laughter. Often one spends more time in the kitchen, than in every other room in the house and the kitchen has now received a new set of requirements in reflecting the mindset and the style of its owners. Furniture that flawlessly meets these, has its own glamour: simplicity and elegance.

USM furniture gives you the opportunity to take into account every sort of consideration when creating furniture for your kitchen, from the most practical to the purely aesthetic. Build unique storage and display pieces for your kitchen, with all the strength and durability to keep all of your kitchen objects safe and secure, as well as giving your kitchen a high-art stylish feel. Then create elegant matching tables - built around the classic USM frame of chrome-plated steel tubes - that offer the same level of durability and wear-resistance.

When designing your kitchen, the first thing to decide on is the size of your project: do you want to take the chance to redesign the whole environment, or do you simply need a bit of a refresh?

For an update, some new pieces of furniture that increase the functionality of the area, finished in colours and materials that complement existing decor, might be exactly what you need. Pay careful attention to the storage needs that the new pieces could help to accommodate - open plate and bowl storage, new drawers for silverware, glass doors for your best crockery - and select a finish that will give the room a new lease of life.

For a complete redesign, make the most of the opportunity to build from scratch the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. Pay careful attention not only to the most mundane practical matters - having enough storage, getting the measurements just right to fit the space and house all of your appliances - but also to crafting a space in which you’ll feel at home for years to come. This means thinking about the ways in which you’d use your ideal kitchen, and designing with that kind of life in mind. Ensure that there’s ample room for food preparation, as well as room to feed your family and entertain any guests that you plan on bringing into the space. A breakfast island is one way to combine the need for storage, work surface and eating area, particularly if space is at a premium.

To design furniture uniquely tailored to your own kitchen, get in touch with one of our interior design experts.