Head-high cabinetry is a popular choice for modern kitchens, where the goal is to provide ample storage in an uncluttered aesthetic. Handleless designs that glide up and out of the way offer easy access to contents while eliminating the risk of sore heads caused by swinging cupboard doors.
The key is specifying a mechanism that can lift a wide cabinet front so it stays up and out of the way — and yet is easily closed. To meet the brief, Blum has developed a versatile lift system — AVENTOS.
We asked to Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Design for some insights from an Interior Design perspective:
Natalie, what are the advantages of AVENTOS from the customer’s point of view?
“I like my designs to be as practical as feasible, and AVENTOS makes that possible. Having wider horizontal doors creates a wonderful proportional aesthetic if working with higher stud heights, too. You can ensure an entire kitchen can be handleless.
“Having SERVO-DRIVE with AVENTOS means there is no need for a handle and you do not need to reach up high to get the door down. If you have the budget, I generally always recommend you add this feature.”
How do you integrate AVENTOS into your designs?
“My favourite options are AVENTOS HF and HL if I can make them work in the design. These are great for clients who just have to have a space for a microwave.
“I personally find microwaves not the best to look at, and they can make the kitchen feel very overcrowded with appliances. With AVENTOS the door is able to be moved up and out of the way.”
Have you used AVENTOS outside the kitchen workspace?
“Yes, I have used AVENTOS to provide storage solutions in home offices, laundries, and even bar areas.”