Elevating Kitchen Functionality with Functional Hardware – NKBA



Elevating Kitchen Functionality with Functional Hardware


July 23, 2024 | 12:00 PM ET


Karen Smith, Brand Communications Manager, Blum

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What You Will Learn

As professionals in the kitchen and bath industry, we understand the evolving landscape of design, where inclusivity and accessibility are no longer just trends but imperative aspects of our work. Universal design is becoming an increasingly important topic throughout the architecture and design community.

In this session, join Karen Blum as she explores how selecting functional hardware such as hinges, drawer runners and lift systems can significantly elevate the accessibility of kitchen spaces regardless of age or ability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover and review what happens to our bodies as we age.
  • Learn how to identify cabinet solutions relevant to universal design.
  • Explore cabinet technologies available in today’s market.
Featured Presenter
Karen Blum

As Blum’s Brand Communication Coordinator, Karen Smith does a lot more than create press releases. She’s also responsible for some of Blum’s research topics, which work to help industry professionals look beyond traditional ways of designing cabinets. This includes sharing Blum’s ideas about how to squeeze every possible inch out of spaces and information about Blum’s AgeExplorer® suit. Blum uses this suit to ensure cabinets are usable by people of all ages and abilities. Not only is she passionate about sharing Blum’s ideas, she also has a history of graphic design and works closely with her team, continuing to find new ways to share Blum’s story.

Webinar Sponsor

The Blum name stands for quality, innovation and great customer service. We manufacture hardware that makes working in the kitchen easier. Each of our products has been designed carefully, with the customer experience in mind, and research to back them. We specialize in engineering and manufacturing concealed hinges, drawer systems and systems for lift-up doors. From our touch-to-open technology, to the soft-closing door or drawer, our hardware helps modernize the kitchen experience.

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