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Turning old into new

After 30 years, Rudi Pfeiffer decided it was high time for a new kitchen

Rudi Pfieffer from Vorarlberg, Austria is a pharmacist by trade so he knows how important it is to put storage space to optimal use, keep items safe and have structured workflows – even in a kitchen. His father-in-law is a maker of kitchens. That’s why his old kitchen was modern and functional but it had been in use for three decades and had slightly lost touch with the times. We’d like to show you the modern solutions that he has implemented in his new kitchen.

Before: After 30 years of use, Rudi Pfeiffer’s kitchen had slightly lost touch with the times.

After: Innovative solutions are concealed behind beautiful frontals.

Investment for the next 30 years

Rudi Pfeiffer’s expectations were high. He wanted to completely revamp his kitchen and employ contemporary solutions. He fully investigated the latest kitchen trends and produced drawings. Blum’s experts helped him in the undertaking.

He went to the Blum Showroom in Dornbirn and took a closer look at the functional fittings on display. He tested them to his heart’s content. Mobile cabinets can be arranged to simulate kitchen layouts so he was even able to ‘test drive’ his new kitchen. He was overjoyed with the result. ‘I can only recommend it to everyone,’ he says. ‘Now I’m well equipped for the next 30 years.’

‘I test drove my new kitchen using mobile cabinets.’

Behind the frontals

Look at the clever solutions inside Rudi Pfeiffer’s new kitchen.

Blum sink cabinet

In contrast to the old unit with two doors, the under sink cabinet makes better use of the storage space available with a U-shaped pull-out above and a high fronted pull-out below.

AMBIA-LINE inner dividing system

‘Nothing slides around, nothing clatters,’ says Rudi Pfeiffer, commenting on his beautifully organised drawers. Knives, forks and spoons are removed and put back again without a sound – thanks to the special soft touch coating of the cutlery insert.

AVENTOS bi-fold lift system

The pharmacist often had to dodge projecting cabinet doors in his old kitchen. His new wall cabinets have been equipped with the AVENTOS bi-fold lift system to give him freedom of movement.

SPACE TOWER larder unit

The larder unit is so wide and large that it creates a new feeling of spaciousness in the kitchen. ‘This cabinet makes me happy every time I use it!’

Handle-less design thanks to SERVO-DRIVE

He simply loves the SERVO-DRIVE electrical motion support system. ‘This is a fantastic development and makes my new kitchen perfect right down to the last detail.’

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Tips from Blum experts

Every good kitchen has one important role: it needs to meet your personal requirements. ‘That’s why you should take plenty of time to think about your needs and wishes if you want to carry out a refurbishment,’ advises Mariam Witzemann, DYNAMIC SPACE expert at Blum. ‘What are your daily routines? What items do you want to keep in your kitchen? Where do you eat your meals? It’s best to write down your answers and give them to your kitchen planner.’

Miriam Witzemann worked out three different designs for Rudi Pfeiffer’s new kitchen.

Design 1: Spacious design

This was Rudi Pfeiffer’s favourite layout. The spacious design underlines the modern look of the kitchen and gives him and his wife plenty of space to cook together.

Design 2: Even more storage space

Everyone has different storage space needs. Depending on cooking and buying habits, more storage space could have been set aside for Rudi Pfeiffer and his wife.

Design 3: Kitchen dining

If the Pfeiffers hadn’t had a separate dining room, this design would have turned their kitchen into a communication hub – with a spacious corner bench and dining table.

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