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Introducing Short Base Pullout

By Design, Products, Uncategorized

Introducing Short Base Pullout!

Short Base Pullout joins the family of Kesseböhmer’s Base Pullout options offering a fit for door/drawer combination cabinets. The shorter frame is available in two frame colors, can be combined with any of our five tray color combinations, and fits cabinets with interior heights from 20-28”. Designers can incorporate the Short Base Pullout into a wide variety of cabinet widths with 12 different tray sizes ranging from 4″ to 20″.


The Short Base Pullout uses the same center-mounted runner, supported at the top and bottom, to ensure a smooth, consistent operation each time. The addition of the lateral support bar makes this top support possible when cabinet construction prohibits roller guide mounting. The Base Pullout smoothly glides the contents of your base cabinet out to give you clear access, on both sides, to your itmes stored. ARENA non-slip shelves ensure all your items stay put when operating your unit!

Introducing YouK

By Company, Featured, Products

Kesseböhmer USA’s New Customizable Open Shelving System

We are proud to introduce to you the newest addition to our line of storage solutions, YouK. This powder-coated metal open shelving system is fully customizable. YouK’s various frameworks are offered in two depths and four heights that can be mixed and matched. The system’s high scratch resistance is achieved by incorporating a large portion of Teflon into the surface finish and will keep the unit looking great year after year. The YouK frame system is offered in a matte black and is equipped with optional feet so you can extend this wall-mounted system to the floor! Shelves are not included, so you can choose a shelf to match the rest of your design!

Kitchen Open Shelving

Open shelving in the kitchen is a stylish way to reimagine kitchen storage. YouK is the perfect option for incorporating wall mounted open shelving into your space!

Bathroom Open Shelving

Open shelving in the bathroom is a great way to add additional storage space for bathroom essentials.

Livingroom Open Shelving

YouK is the optimum choice when incorporating open shelving into your livingroom design. It’s modular functionality enables it to be used as a furniture piece, or as a room divider in open spaces!

2020 Design Trends

By Design, General, Uncategorized

A Look Ahead—Kitchen Trends for 2020

As a decade comes to a close, it’s a good time to discuss design trends that will define this year and the 2020s. Insider gives a comprehensive overview of the top trends of the 2010s, noting the shift from warm neutrals to cooler tones, and the emergence of the all-white kitchen. Last year saw terrazzo make a stately come back, black and bold colors eclipsing the ever-popular white cabinet, and open shelving showed us that it is here to stay. We have canvassed design blogs and resources to compile a list of design trends that will kick-start this decade! 

Integrated Storage Solutions 

2020 will see double duty spaces where storage can be both functional and discrete, according to KBB Online. Designated storage solutions and integrated functionality improve the layout, flow, and usable space. 

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Kesseböhmer Wastebin Pullout (Double)
Photo Credit: @StudioDearborn

Open shelving & Deep drawers

Open shelving is a trend that we have seen gain popularity over the late 2010s, and it is here to stay with the start of this new decade. The widespread use of open shelving will continue to extend beyond the kitchen. Deep drawers have begun to emerge as a growing trend in lieu of traditional hinged door lower cabinets. 

Kesseböhmer StraightLine for Deep Drawers
Kesseböhmer YouK (coming soon!)
Kesseböhmer tRACK

Double islands 

Kitchen islands have become design staples. Why have just one of what you love, when you can have two? When space is not a concern, double islands have become popular choices to create a visually appealing way to utilize floor space, increase storage, and define areas in open-floor plan configurations. 

Photo credit: @CourtneyHillInteriors
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Photo credit: @Magnolia

Pantry cabinets

Tall pantry cabinets, sometimes called larder cabinets, have begun to rise in popularity. Having a convenient, one-stop location to store dry food items is emerging as the new kitchen must-have. 

Kesseböhmer Tandem Pantry
Kesseböhmer Dispensa
Kesseböhmer Tandem Solo

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

By Events, Uncategorized

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 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!