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Home Living : August 3rd 2010
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 3, 2010 5 Storage solutions » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING With the fast-paced and hectic lives we lead today, having a well-organised kitchen is essential. Today's kitchens are used as much for socialising as they are for cooking so it's worth focusing on smart kitchen storage solutions. Here Mal Corboy, Hettich's Brand Ambassador and 2009 Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year, shares some candid, helpful kitchen storage hints he has gathered after decades in the industry. ''A well-organised kitchen is essential whether it's a restaurant or domestic kitchen," says Mr Corboy. ''To organise your kitchen, start with the layout and decide where the ideal drawer locations and cupboard storage should be. To do this he advises: ''Start from where you work and then, where possible, place the drawers and cupboards in the order of the equipment and ingredients you use most often as you cook. That way, you're storing items for quick easy access.'' Soft-close drawer systems and quality ergonomic internal fittings are part of today's well-designed kitchens. Mr Corboy's best shelving and organisation hints for pantries and avoiding the dreaded second drawer utensil clutter are clear: ''A combination of large and small shelving in your pantry, that's not too deep so you can easily create a 'home' for everything and you don't have to reach over one thing to find another, will make the perfect pantry.'' Kitchen storage doesn't stop at drawers and cabinets. ''Think hooks and racks,'' he says. ''Hide a towel rack inside a cabinet door or maximise your utensil storage by including two-tiered storage trays inside the drawer." Renowned for his use of glass and lights, Mr Corboy believes a major consideration is lighting. ''Lighting plays a key role in creating perfect kitchen storage solutions. These days the standard overhead lighting can be enhanced by clever in-and- under cabinetry and even under- bench lighting.'' Details: hettich.com/ intelligentkitchens 2015870i hln wk52 0430 103 353 www.tsdc.com.au Building Design Planning Permits Building Permits Structural & Civil Engineers Services Engineering Commercial Construction Architecture \\ Interiors \\ Project Management Ph 9938 4377 Showroom / Factory - 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100 www.supershades.com.au email@example.com HURRY! only for a limited time FREE INSTALLATION ON ALL BLINDS AND SHUTTERS* *Terms and conditions apply. Offer on select ranges only - details instore. This offer supersedes all others. Valid to 17 September 2010. has an impressive range of brand new clients with homes in your area to "show your new kitchen for our brochure when Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® HL70 Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org WINTER SALE 2262644i hlnw wk50 1500 x 1 metre $600* 2250 x 1 metre $700* 2950 x 1 metre $800* 3700 x 1 metre $900* 4400 x 1 metre $1000* DOME OR GABLE ROOF 5900 x 2900 $5500 * Subject To Site Inspection & Conditions Do Apply * Available In A Variety Of Colours TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C *Trademark of the General Electric Company PHONE: 9482 7000 PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: email@example.com Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Basswood Custom made High quality Local family business Save $ - buy direct from the importer Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 0428 178 997 2039454im 17/1 Wk34
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