Clever Storage Blog

Introducing Anthracite Style

Kesseböhmer USA is proud to announce a new color for the ARENA Style rail design, effective immediately. The powder coated Anthracite rail joins Chrome as the two color choices currently available in the US for our ARENA Style shelf option.

Spring Cleaning Hacks

Don’t let spring cleaning be a daunting task. We have scoured the Internet to bring you handy hacks to make this annual task more enjoyable.

KBIS 2019 Recap

A recap of Kesseböhmer’s trip to KBIS 2019 held February 19-21, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Kitchen Trends for 2019

With a great 2018 behind us, we’re taking a look at trends popping up for 2019. We scanned all the hottest design blogs to bring you a complete list of what to look out for this year!

5 Ways to Simplify Holiday Decorating

We’re helping eliminate some of the stress this holiday season by providing you with decorating tips and tricks. We also outline some ways you can make your decor transitional between all holidays this season.

Support Hurricane Recovery Efforts

This season, two devastating hurricanes greatly impacted our US headquarter’s surrounding area. We’re matching all donations up to $10,000 to support local hurricane relief efforts.

New Products Released for North American Market

Last month we attended the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Georgia where we displayed the new products we recently added to our line. Take an exclusive look at our new offerings and the updated US catalogs now available online!

Kesseböhmer Goes to IWF!

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) is one of the top woodworking trade shows in the world occurring bi-annually. This year it will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Come see our both in Building C, #2718 from August 22nd-25th.

Trend Report: Black is the New Black

All white kitchens have always been a ubiquitous staple amongst the design conscious. Recent trends of black shifting from an accent color to the focal point of the kitchen have emerged and we’re excited about this bold new trend.

How to Get the Most Storage Out of Your Kitchen

The organizational potential your kitchen has does not depend on its size. Whether you are outfitting a kitchen in a trending tiny house, a city apartment or in your forever home, making the most of your storage space is paramount.

Careful Cabinet Planning

When it comes to kitchen renovations, your budget is one of the most critical factors, right next to your design plan. Kitchen renovations can range from minor to major expenses, and it’s important to keep track of where all your money is going.

KBIS 2018 Recap

The Kesseböhmer KBIS booth was a flurry of activity during the 2018 show! We hosted camera crews, industry professionals, and consumers who all gathered to see our latest featured products. Read more to learn about some of the highlights of our booth.

8 Kitchen Design Trends and Tips to Consider in 2018

There’s just something about the new year that makes it motivating and enticing for improvement and change. Why not begin with your kitchen? Remodeling or renovating your kitchen is a great start to kick off the new year. It will take proper budgeting and planning, but that will pay off once you get to see (and work in) your new and improved space.

Kesseböhmer Goes to KBIS

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) will be hosting this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida January 9-11, 2018. Kesseböhmer is thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting in the South Hall – booth #3157. Industry professionals and excited remodelers all gather together in one place and we can hardly wait to showcase our new products that will be released in the upcoming year. There will be over 500 exhibitors participating in KBIS with an abundance of products you won’t want to miss.

Kesseböhmer USA’s Event Manager, Morgan Chiarelly, Awarded 30 Under 30!

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Kesseböhmer USA’s Event Manager, Morgan Chiarelly, Awarded 30 Under 30!

Each year, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) honors thirty kitchen and bath industry professionals with the title, 30 Under 30. The program is designed to celebrate the future of the industry by recognizing young professional’s contributions and achievements. The winners help identify significant trends, innovation and technology, sustainable business practices, and emerging business models at KBIS each year. 

This year, Kesseböhmer USA’s Event Manager, Morgan Chiarelly, joins the other young professionals as a 30 under 30 recipient for 2020! Chiarelly is recognized for her accomplishments with Kesseböhmer and within the Kitchen and Bath industry. Her potential for future industry leadership, as well as her commitment to Kesseböhmer USA, industry organizations, and community outreach programs, makes her an outstanding choice for this honor. 

We sat down with Morgan to chat about this award and what it means to her! 

How does it feel to be awarded the 30 under 30 title?

“The accolade alone is exhilarating! Still, our Managing Director, David Ivey, nominating me and hearing from other colleagues how deserving they think I am of the award has me overflowing with joy. I am eager to get to KBIS and meet the other 30_30s, inspire the industry, and make my company and NKBA Eastern Carolina’s chapter proud.”

What do you think it takes for a young professional to be successful in this industry?

“Patience! We work in an industry that has been around for a long time; the NKBA was founded in 1963, and designers have been taught “best practices” that may very well not be as practical in this day-and-age. We are now working in a new world, driven by technology. From my experience, change can be intimidating to those who don’t fully understand how much they have to gain from a young professional’s take on day-to-day tasks and projects. We are here to drive the future, but we also have to take into consideration the experiences and growing pains previous generations dealt with before our time.”

Describe your favorite trends, design style, or products!

“We are in a very exciting time in the kitchen industry! Honestly, at this point, I feel as if I’ve exposed to too much! The open-concept trends and having a workstation on the island to encourage cooking to be an engaging experience has been my favorite to dream about for my future kitchen. Contemporary and minimalist designs are what resonate with me. I love the dark wood or black cabinetry with fresh white countertops and smooth stainless steel appliances. Of course, working with storage solutions, the contemporary kitchen being functional with a place for everything is a must; I can hardly wait to outfit my future kitchen with cabinet and drawer solutions.”

Tell us about yourself, your company, job profile, etc.

“I feel incredibly lucky to have the position I have with Kessebohmer USA. I manage events and projects for a company that genuinely drives global trends and influences the industry on a global scale.”

What is your philosophy towards your work?

“One of my all-time favorite quotes is Thomas Jefferson’s, “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” There has never been a procrastinating bone in my body, and I’m always willing to take the initiative to get the ball rolling on a concept or project. Making time for work-life balance, and having the time to give back to my community is very important to me as well.”

How do you define success, and how do you measure up to that definition?

“Saved the toughest one for last!! Success is hard to measure in my particular role because ROI on the events and projects I am managing doesn’t always correlate with numbers. Because of that, success in my world is directly correlated to my quality-of-life in the workplace. I believe I am successful because I work for a great company, with great people, in a great town, and my opinions and suggestions are truly valued and validated.”

Kesseböhmer USA Hosts NKBA Eastern Carolinas!

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Kesseböhmer USA Hosts NKBA Eastern Carolinas!

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) provides an integral link between industry professionals and a network of resources across the US and Canada. The NKBA has 70 chapters that you can join to become an engaged member of your local kitchen and bath community and also obtain invaluable professional certifications.

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting the Eastern Carolina’s Chapter of the NKBA for a CEUs by the Sea event in our new Historic Downtown Wilmington office and kitchen showroom space. We are so grateful to the NKBA Programs Chair, Christine Zahuranec, for planning a phenomenal event alongside NKBA Secretary / Treasurer and Kesseböhmer USA’s Event Manager, Morgan Chiarelly. A big thanks to all the design professionals who participated and made this inaugural event a success!

CEUs by the Sea was unique in that there were over 6 hours of CEUs presented throughout the weekend. A big thanks to Bebhinn Gray of Cosentino, Kesseböhmer’s own Dee Maher, Tim West from Native Trails, Gary Booth of Bosch/Gaggenau/Thermador, Marni Corley from The Binnick Group, and Ashley Morrison from Abundant Marketing. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the wealth of knowledge each presenter carefully and informatively illustrated.

A huge thank you to our sponsors Häfele, Native Trails, and Galley for a successful event!

CEUs by the Sea

CEUs by the Sea

Kesseböhmer USA hosted the Eastern Carolina’s Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) June 21 & 22 for a weekend of enriching continuing eduction hours!

“Driving the Future”Kesseböhmer Germany at Interzum 2019 – Clever Storage by Kesseböhmer

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Last month, our German parent company exhibited at Interzum 2019 in Cologne, Germany. Their impressive booth focused on displaying a new generation of forward-looking product innovations with smart design, clever technology, and well thought out digital applications. Kesseböhmer showcased new designs centered around their theme of “Driving the Future.”

The new iteration of Kesseböhmer’s booth was constructed with tRACK, the new convertible shelf system that can be customized to suit individual needs. The thematic highlight of the booth was the concept of lifting, showcased by the FREEspace. This new lifter boasts a slim, compact design, offering just as much power as traditional larger models, but with a more streamlined design.

Trending at Interzum was the urban smart kitchen design. This trend focused on the need for smart home integrations as well as space-conservative accessories and appliances. Kesseböhmer displayed how a 64 sq ft space can be a fully-functional kitchen when outfitted with accessories that maximize storage in tight spaces. Additionally, Kesseböhmer is equipping its relevant storage solutions to be smart-home ready with activated voice technology.

tRACK by VOLUME K

tRACK is the newest convertible shelving system that can be totally customized.

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FREEspace lifter

This streamlined lifter provides all the function of traditional models but with a compact design.

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Take a digital tour of Kesseböhmer’s 2019 Interzum booth!