Legrabox by Blum

New LegraBox Dividers |KitchAnn Style

When it comes to drawer box choices for cabinets, generally there are four choices for consumers.

  • Blum MetaBox – a three-sided drawer with the metal sides functioning as the runners. This tired and true choice is the most economical.
  • Melamine Box – usually a white box doweled together with a choice of runners ranging from vinyl Tandem glides, full-extension side mount glides and concealed undermount glides. The action can be standard or soft-close. Another color choice is dark gray for a European or Contemporary aesthetic.
  • Blum TandemBox – an evolution of the MetaBox and the Tandem concealed drawer runners. This three-sided, double walled drawer offers full extension, soft-close action. The Intivo option can be personalized by using a design element with BoxCover or gallery rail. These drawers are offered in gray and stainless. The new stainless now doesn’t show fingerprints which was a big problem before.
  • Dovetailed Box –  a solid maple or birch box dovetailed on all four corners. Considered an upgrade by most manufacturers, these drawers are usually offered with concealed undermount glides with soft-close action. Many companies now offer a walnut as a luxurious option.

A fifth drawer box option is now available. The LegraBox from Blum features a slim half-inch  (12.8 mm) profile for maximum storage capacity.

LegraBox features a new innovative, runner system utilizing synchronized drawer profiles for greater running action and performance even under heavy loads.

The LegraBox program consists of three drawer side heights for standard drawers and two drawer side heights for interior roll-out drawers.

The sleek and noticeably straighter box is offered in two finishes – a brushed stainless steel or a gray matte finish. I am hopeful the black finish available in Europe will soon be offered here.

The LegraBox drawer has its own divider system called Ambia-Line. The drawer accessories include cutlery inserts with integrated containers with Softtouch coating and  pull-out frames with magnets for connection to steel as well as wood frames for an elegant contrast. Ambia-Line Kitchen Accessories include a spice holder, foil dispenser, plastic dispense and plate holder.

I expect for most manufacturers the LegraBox will fall between the TandemBox and a Dovetail drawer. Adding accessories or glass inserts will obviously add expense.

Fall is a great time to reorganize your cupboards

Fall is a great time to reorganize your cupboards. Maybe you want to start pulling out your favorite Holiday pieces or show off your special pieces that have been hiding in the dark for too long; if so, here are some ideas to get your started.

♥ Consider an open look

♥ Paint the back wall a new color

♥ Place everything in like-size containers

♥ Reuse your cabinet in a new room

♥ Hang your China as art

♥ Add some Class with a new chandelier and Oriental rug

♥ Lastly, have fun while you do it

New Ways To Think About Deep Drawer Storage

Why are deep drawers always called “pots and pans” drawers? There are so many ways to use them. Many alternative storage solutions have been around for a while and probably originated as ADA solutions. Keep reading for inspiration for your next project.

Storing Dishes or Crockery is a popular alternative.

Glasses might rattle a bit but if upper storage is limited it’s a viable option.

Baking sheets stored in drawers are easy to see – and remove.

Dividers in deep drawers are especially convenient for round serving trays.

Do you hate the clatter of nesting casserole dishes?

Deep cutlery dividers are great if you have a lot of utensils.

Just be sure to keep the business end pointing down.

A little extra inspiration for the bakers amongst us.

I like drawer storage. They take less energy to open than doors with roll-outs behind them. I can instantly see what’s inside and I can also easily group like items.

Flea Market Ideas

If you love finding new ways to use old things, you’ll enjoys these two creative ideas from the Better Homes and Gardens Do It Yourself  Website for repurposing items you may have lying around or can easily find at a salvage sale. 

Inserting  heavy-gauge wire mesh in a painted door and suspending it from the ceiling with metal chains creates additional storage for pots and pans.

Turning an old light fixture on its head and filling it with fresh flowers creates an electrifying display. If the collar on your light does not have this attractive patina paint it with metallic paint to achieve a bronze or copper patina.

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