When you’re selecting the kind of shutter for your kitchen cabinets, what is the first thing that crosses your mind? It should be easy to use, right? All of us love working in a kitchen that is fitted with the latest hardware and mechanisms that facilitate an easy cooking experience. Be it the base units, wall units or just simple drawers, they should be convenient and look classy at the same time. Read on to find out what are your options.

How to Operate Kitchen Cupboards Tip #1: Hinge/Swing Shutter

If you like old-school designs, then swing door shutters are your go-to option. But, that does not mean you have to deal with creaking hinges. Fit your cabinets with high-quality hardware that lasts longer and does not harm the shutters in the long run. Get creative and play around with the handles or go sleek with handle-less cabinets. You can also choose between a solid shutter and a frosted glass one to add to the aesthetics of your kitchen.

Kitchen cupboards_swing shutters
How to Operate Kitchen Cupboards Tip #2: Simply Lift-up

Most of us want to optimise storage in our kitchens by adding maximum wall units and lofts. If you notice the latest modular kitchens in most homes, you will see lift-up cabinets on the walls. This is great for people who want everything within easy reach. When you’re busy with your cooking sessions, you need to literally lift a finger to open these cabinets. They are very smooth to use and are noiseless, too.

Kitchen cupboards_lift up
How to Operate Kitchen Cupboards Tip #3: Effortless Soft Close

Modern day families are very conscious about noisy cutlery trays and shutters and drawers that make a thud when you close them in a hurry. If you find yourself in this category, then get the soft close mechanism for drawers. No matter how hard you push them, they never bang against the carcass. This not only makes your modules last longer, but also helps reduce the operational noise in your kitchen.

Kitchen cupboards_soft close
How to Operate Kitchen Cupboards Tip #4: Roller-up for Appliances

Tandem units or roller shutters, as they are more commonly known as, are one of the best inventions for your kitchen. Why, you ask? Well, practically speaking, it can be a challenge to keep your kitchen looking neat and clean on a daily basis, especially if you love cooking. Roller shutters can help you hide away all your appliances when not in use while keeping your counters free. It is very smooth and does not make a lot of sound as you might feel, looking at it.

Kitchen cupboards_roller shutter
How to Operate Kitchen Cupboards Tip #5: Easy Flap-up

Flap-up cabinet shutters come in two variants — single and double flap. An extension of the lift-up mechanism, this is perfect for wall units when there is not enough space for a swing door cabinet. Both variants of this mechanism are equally convenient and you can choose any one depending on your preference and height of the overhead cabinet. A glass or frosted glass shutter looks the best with this one.

Kitchen cupboards_flap up

Single flap-up and double flap-up respectively

How to Operate Kitchen Cupboards Tip #6: Retracting Drawers

Retractable drawers are a lazy chef’s best friend. And, it’s not just us who say this. During a recent casual banter, one of our clients from Gurgaon said that he loves the retracting drawers in his kitchen because he often tends to leave them open. The fact that they slowly close on their own is what he admires the most. So, you can cook peacefully while drawers close on their own.

Kitchen cupboards_retracting drawers

Now that you know what mechanisms you can get for your kitchen cabinets, do not go for the ordinary. Make cooking a delightful activity and let your kitchen hardware help you with it.

Also, do not forget to check this out to know what accessories you should equip your kitchen with!

Send in your comments and suggestions.