At HM we subscribe to the mantra that when it comes to storage, more is always more. There are some key elements we love to include for easily accessible storage in a kitchen design and we wanted to share those with you here…
1 / C R O C K E R Y C U P B O A R D
The crockery cupboard comes in a few different guises, but each serves the same function – a space to store glassware, tableware and servingware in one convenient spot.
The Hampstead project has a full height crockery cupboard for storage to the left hand side of the integrated Gaggenau fridge freezer. The interior is American walnut, while the exterior Spenlow cabinetry is finished in HM Tailored Grey.
Designed as part of a scullery just behind the main kitchen, this countertop crockery cupboard can be used to store a plethora of tableware. The interior is HM Classic oak while the painted exterior Nickleby cabinetry is HM Farthing.
This countertop cupboard at the Knightsbridge project is glazed with timber framed glazed shelves and has integrated lighting included to illuminate this cabinetry in the evening.
2 / P A N S T O R A G E
Pots and pans are used so frequently in a kitchen that they are a special consideration when planning the design. Location is key – keep the everyday ones nearby and in drawers, while less frequently used options can be stored further away in cupboards.
Two sets of three drawer chests either side of the Wolf range cooker at the Hampstead project provide masses of storage for pots and pans.
The homeowners at the Crouch End project love to cook and have a huge amount of kit that needs to be easily accessible. We included these pot cupboards either side to allow for easy access to the equipment and accessories stored within.
3 / B R E A K F A S T C U P B O A R D
As the busiest meal of the day, breakfast is all about getting what you need (coffee!) and what the children need, and doing it quickly! The breakfast cupboard provides space for the toaster and coffee machine as well as other essentials.
The breakfast cupboard has space for the toaster and coffee machine as well as an integrated Gaggenau microwave for porridge. Spice and condiment racks maximise storage space in this hard-working cupboard.
A similar design at the Warwickshire project has the integrated Miele microwave set above, and countertop space below for the toaster and coffee machine and also has the benefit of bi-folding doors so this cupboard can be left open when in use or closed away when not required.
4 / D A Y P A N T R Y
One of the most requested items for an HM kitchen is the day pantry – a classic design with open shelving, countertop space and drawers to hide away all the stuff you don’t want out on show.
The main storage run in the North London project features this full height cook’s pantry providing copious amounts of dry food storage and is conveniently placed next to the French door fridge freezer.
The day pantry at the Langton House project in Theydon Bois has HM weathered Smithfield oak interiors with painted Spenlow cabinetry on the exterior finished in HM Tailored Grey.
5 / D R I N K S C A B I N E T
An essential for entertaining at home, the drinks cabinet provides a space to store glassware and prepare drinks before and after dinner.
This drinks cabinet at the White House project in Beaconsfield shown open here houses glassware and bottles providing a space for preparing and serving cocktails and pre-dinner drinks to guests sat at the formal dining table nearby.
Finished in bespoke colour HM ‘Farthing II’, this ultimate drinks cabinet provides the perfect spot to decant and serve wine or fix a drink with countertop space for storing spirits and an under-counter integrated fridge for mixers and soft drinks that also includes a freezer section for ice cubes. Everything you need in one place.