Larder Units

We've taken a look at some of the trends within the kitchen industry at the moment, from themes and colours through to storage and components. 

1.       The Industrial Look.

This is a popular look and one which is set to continue. Key characteristics of the trend are exposed brick and pipe work, rustic metals and the use of minimalist furniture. This isn’t for everyone as it is quite a hard, uncompromising look but it is now being combined with warm, natural materials such as oak and walnut, creating a perfect fusion.
Here at LDL we have launched our latest solution; 3D Fully Assembled Drawers. We have taken this trend on board and widened our selection of finishes which combine the metal drawer sides of the C Height Legrabox Free with Oak or Walnut design elements.  Click here to view >

Many would say that the kitchen design has been taken back to the basics – ‘Form, Function, Aesthetics’.

   
(Left hand image: Robert David Kitchens. Right hand image: Inglish Design)

2.       Handleless Furniture.

The simple lines of modern kitchen design have led to the increase of handleless furniture. Although predominantly used in kitchens with sleek and smooth finishes such as gloss doors, we are now starting to see an increase in the use of grained timbers, timber effects and natural tones taking on this functionality. With massive developments in the quality and functionality of push to open drawer runners, such as the Blum Tip-On Blumotion for Movento and Legrabox runners, you can now enjoy the best of both worlds with handleless furniture that also incorporates the much-loved soft closing action.
 
3.       Storage Solutions.
 
Stepping back into the Kitchen Pantry! Designers are now using the popular storage larders, pantries and deep drawers to tidy away appliances such as food processors and kettles, giving them an out of sight home of their own. This leaves worktops clear with more space to prepare culinary wonders and is particularly useful when designing smaller kitchens to create a pleasant, uncluttered cooking environment.

The Blum Space Tower is a great larder solution with easy access and great design options >
 
 
4.       Colours.

Trending > Grey and Earthy Tones.
 
Kitchens in neutral colours will always stand the test of time rather better than ‘fashion’ finishes but we are starting to introduce design features that bring a plain kitchen to life by selecting alternative finishes and colours for handles, taps and appliances. We are moving away from the standard stainless steel and black accessories, appliances and hardware. In particular, Rose Gold, Antique Bronze and Gold are breaking through this Spring. Leading handle designers at Furnipart are pioneering this trend with launch of the Edge Straight Handle in fabulous new finishes.

Take a look at the range online >

Below are examples of using earthy tones also, how you can incoporate bight colours to liven up a white kitchen.

   
(Left hand image: Shaker and May. Right hand Image: Mark Butterfield Furniture).
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LDL Components Ltd, the sole UK agent and distributor for PEKA, now offers the brand new PEKA Basik range from the Swiss manufacturer of high quality wirework storage solutions.
 
Designed to offer the famous PEKA combination of craftsmanship and ingenious design at an extremely competitive price, the first two products in the range are the PEKA Basik Magic Corner and the Tall Larder.

Both feature PEKA ClickFixx system which dramatically cuts assembly time, integrated Soft Close and smart silver baskets with fully co-ordinating frame and runner.
 
The larder unit has a telescope frame to fit cabinet heights from 1665 – 2100mm and is available in 300mm and 400mm widths. The design of the pull-out system allows access to the entire cabinet from both sides and offers a clear view of contents on all levels. Shelves can be pulled out and replaced easily owing to the smooth and sturdy 3/4 extending running motion.
 
The Magic Corner solution, designed to make the very best use of available space in inaccessible corners, opens in one continuous motion and is available in left hand and right hand versions. With four baskets, it has an adjustable frame to suit door widths 450 to 600mm and 900 to 1000mm. 
 
LDL Managing Director Matthew Lord expects the new Basik range to broaden the appeal of the PEKA collection by making it accessible for all budgets.
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LDL is celebrating all things PEKA during March with National PEKA Month, a month long promotion including special offers, display incentives, free gifts and the opportunity to win a luxury weekend for two in Switzerland.
 
LDL, the nationwide distributor of premium fittings and accessories for the fitted furniture industry, is the sole UK agent and distributor for PEKA, the Swiss manufacturer of a comprehensive range of innovative wirework storage solutions and accessories.
 
As well as special promotions, LDL will also be introducing a series of brand new products from this leading international manufacturer during March.
 
For further information on National PEKA month, please visit the http://www.ldlonline.co.uk
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We were delighted to welcome the PEKA tour bus and many key customers to our headquarters in Bath last week and our Distribution Centre in Glossop this week.

This mobile display unit is fitted with all the latest PEKA storage innovations for the kitchen and bathroom, including the new Libell range which is exclusive to LDL in the UK.
 
After visiting us, the tour bus set off on a nationwide tour of the UK aiming to visit around six customers per day.
 
The bus offered us the perfect opportunity to present the PEKA range in person to both local and national customers and we were very pleased indeed with the enthusiastic response from everyone, particularly to the Libell range.
 
Previewed at kbb 2012, Libell is a new and unique storage concept combining the superior PEKA mechanism with stylish drawer and door interior solutions formed from a single piece of sheet metal.

The full launch of the Libell range will take place later in the year.
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Having lots of convenient, accessible storage space is the key to keeping your kitchen neat and tidy but how can you make the most of the available space within cabinets?
 
One of the best ways is to incorporate a tall larder unit into your kitchen design. Offering masses of adjustable height storage, these versatile units come with a variety of widths from 275mm to 600mm and a selection of heights.
 
Depending on the style you opt for, the units will pull out smoothly and swiftly allowing you access from either side and also great visibility so that you see at once the item you’re looking for. No searching, rooting or bending, each item is immediately at hand. You can also position the internal baskets at the level to suit you so you can accommodate tall bottles or jars as well as the smallest items.
 
Customise the interior to co-ordinate or contrast with your cabinetry, too.
 
Visit www.ldlonline.co.uk/SubCategory/1266/Larder-Systems to see how you could benefit from the extra storage a tall larder unit provides.
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