KBB 2016: Day 2

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So here we are at the end of KBB day 2, and can I just say what I heard yesterday from the 4 conferences was very accurate. The trend of having more neutral tones within your kitchen is clearly evident, with a range of creams and greys being widely available out there at the show.

Wex Trade

Wex Trade

Daval Furniture

Daval Furniture

It is nice to also see that there are plenty of clever storage solutions in regards to maximising space. On the J & J Ormerod stand the fully stocked SPACE TOWER display was great to see, you can’t really believe how much you can fit into one, it really is remarkable.

J & J Ormerod

J & J Ormerod

Then you have this ingenious design by Kuhlmann Kitchens, which is a bit of a wow when you first see it.

Kuhlmann Kitchens

Kuhlmann Kitchens

As mentioned yesterday, as our houses are getting smaller our level of storage really has to go up a peg. We have to remember the benefits of going for a drawer that can be fully extended, rather than partially. Also if there is space at the top of the drawer add in an internal drawer.

Wex Trade

Wex Trade

Daval Furniture

Daval Furniture

A key concept on the Blum stand, is to show that drawers have more benefits than doors. They have this fantastic game that challenges you against the clock to get 6 items out of either cupboards or drawers, (randomly selected between you and your opponent). The aim of the game is to show you that with drawers you have better accessibility and it should be quicker to find what you are after, rather than sifting through all your products at the back of the cupboard. Taking this into consideration with the “Grey Consumer” that was mentioned yesterday, drawers may be a preference over doors in the coming years. I personally had a go and I got doors, lets just say that the pesky bottom shelf was harder to get to than the bottom drawer of my opponent.  After that experience it was quite nice to see a kitchen display fully made up of drawers and lift systems.

Bauformat Kuchen

Bauformat Kuchen

Right that is me done for now, back again tomorrow with more updates. I hope tomorrow brings more of the fantastic buzz that has been around for the past few days. Wish you all a fantastic evening 🙂

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Lisa loves kitchen trends with a particular focus on colour. Lisa is also the Managing Editor of the blog...

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