Living with Blum - The Bechter Family

Plenty of space for the whole family

We’d like to show you what you can do with Blum products! Oskar and Daniela Bechter live with their two children Raul and Elena in their beautiful home in Vorarlberg, Austria. Find out about the clever details that make their home so very special.


There are no handles, but all the cabinets have SERVO-DRIVE so everything opens with a single touch. Daniela had a switch installed so that the electric opening system can be simply switched off for cleaning.

Close with the touch of a button

Even the wall cabinets in the Bechter kitchen have SERVO-DRIVE. Touching the door will automatically open it up and out of the way – giving you full access to everything inside. Simply press the button to close it. It’s just that easy.

‘I quickly got used to pressing a switch to close the cabinets,’ says Daniela smiling.

Cooking with kids

Daniela’s daughter Elena, loves to help cook in the kitchen. It’s twice as much fun since the utensils and cookware are all pink! Keeping all of the cooking items close to the cooktop makes it easy for Daniela to watch Elena as she cooks. She never has to turn her back while getting the items needed at the cooktop.

Plate storage - in a drawer

“I absolutely love my square plates,” says Daniela. She also needed a good place to store her favorite plates in the kitchen. Blum’s Plate holder allows Daniela to store her plate and bowls in a drawer rather than in an upper cabinet. This means Daniela can easily remove an entire stack of plates with the plate holder, without lifting above her head. How convenient!

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Living room

The Bechters have also created some interesting details in their living room.


Touch and go

“Our designer had the brilliant idea of using the same wood from the flooring on the drawer fronts. Handles wouldn’t have looked right,” says Oskar. Thanks to SERVO-DRIVE, the drawers open with just a light touch on the drawer front, so there isn’t a need for handles. “It’s great,” says Oskar.

‘Sometimes, I nudge it with my foot - it’s really great!’


Function meets comfort - enough space for the whole family.


A space of my own!

Daniella wanted plenty of storage built in to her new bathroom. She was able to use every inch of space by creating storage behind the mirrors and by assigning a separate drawer for each person in the house. Raul proudly showed us his, “This one is mine,” he said.


The foyer is the first thing you see when you come in the home.


Space a-plenty for all my wife's scarves

The walnut closet offers enough space for the family's jackets, shoes and accessories. "My wife had a special drawer designed for her collection of scarves," says Oskar. TANDEM plus BLUMOTION runner for wood drawers combines the smooth running action of TANDEM with the silent close of BLUMOTION.

Doors that don't slam shut

Winter hats and gloves are neatly organized in the upper part of the cabinet. "The door opens up nice and wide so it's easy to fit in large boxes," says Oskar. "And doors don't slam anymore," he happily adds. That's thanks to CLIP top BLUMOTION, the hinge with integrated soft close.


‘The door opens up nice and wide so it's easy to fit in large boxes.’  


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