Functional Hardware Saves Space, Maximizes Accessibility

Today's functional hardware is all about convenience. From soft-close and touch-to-open features to cleverly designed blind corner storage, hardware is designed to enhance ease of use and accessibility in the kitchen, all while saving space.
Below are some of the hottest trends in functional storage today.

--Full extension options continue to gain ground, as these help to maximize space. Blind corner hardware is also a growing category, as this can help add functional space to the design.
--Touch-to-open features are increasingly in evidence, often targeting specific applications such as drawers, waste/recycling units and lift systems.
--Functional hardware designs tend to mirror the sleek, clean looks of kitchens today. For instance, a slim drawer side paired with the concealed slide system offers a new minimal look with all of the features of the concealed slide action.
--Soft-touch power grommets are a growing trend, with custom configurations of power and data options that can cater to any a wide variety of user applications.
--While soft-close has become all but standard, soft open seems to be what’s coming next, particularly in large, heavy pantries that tend to bounce open, which can jar the contents.