Lift ups– the trending open-close mechanisms that Indians are loving now.
A sophisticated and functional kitchen is every homeowner’s dream. They may spend weeks researching and trying to pick the perfect kitchen shutter, invest in the best in-built oven they can, and splurge on the most expensive countertop that money can buy. However, there is one aspect of the modular kitchen that lends an air of sophistication and class like no other—the lift-up mechanism which can be used for your upper kitchen cabinets.
Until a few years ago, the norm for the conventional upper kitchen cabinet was the swing door shutter using traditional hinges. Thanks to the advances in hinges and slides of upper kitchen cabinets, people began embracing the more aesthetic and functional soft-close and push-to-open mechanisms.
One variety of this is the lift up, a rather trending opening and closing mechanism becoming a more popular choice for Indian kitchen cabinets. This is a form of intelligent engineering which is transforming how kitchen cabinets are viewed. To put it simply, uplift your kitchen cabinets with lift ups!
Invest in lift ups from reputed brands like Kesseböhmer, who have an extensive range of lift ups called FREElift as part of their catalog, guaranteeing long-term success. There are six varieties of lift ups available in the market today, each one boasting unique features of their own. Let’s look at the details:
1. Upward opening basic variety (FREElight)
This is the base model when it comes to lifting ups.
Ideal for use in most upper kitchen cabinet setups, wall units, and high units positioned anywhere.
It can support and open front panels of up to 5.5 kg weight and 40 cm height. If you want a basic lift-up mechanism, this is the one for you as it is the most affordable option of the lot.
2. Upward flap mini variety (FREEflap)
An efficient lift up option that is small but packs a punch- this compact lift up can generate force to hold fronts of up to 27 kgs with ease at either 90° or 107° angles!
Ideal for use in spaces with a limited installation depth
It uses multi-position STOPP technology to keep it steady in any position suitable for use even in installation depths as little as 11.8 cms.
3. Upward folding variety (FREEfold)
A contemporary lift-up option that folds upwards to form an acute angle, with the top half parallel to the floor in its open position.
Ideal for smaller spaces or rooms with low ceilings, staggered wall units, and large panels and looks particularly great with glass front-illuminated units.
Employs multi-position STOPP technology to keep it steady in any position. They can also be fitted with eTouch for an open and close mechanism which is easily electronically controlled.
4. Parallel lifting variety (FREEslide)
A suave lift up option moves to an open position parallel to the cabinet.
Ideal for use in stacked units, tall cabinets and cupboards holding kitchen appliances.
An easier way to reach for the items in the cabinets as well as uses multi-position STOPP technology to keep it steady in any position. They can also be fitted with eTouch for an open and close mechanism which is easily electronically controlled.
5. Upward swinging variety (FREEswing)
A practical space-saving lift up option which swings to an upward position at an incline.
Ideal for use in medium and large front kitchen cabinets.
This type maximizes how much storage space remains in the cabinet and uses multi-position STOPP technology to remain steady in any position. They can also be fitted with eTouch for an open and close mechanism which is easily electronically controlled.
A futuristic electronic lift up option ensuring ultimate user convenience, activated by the user’s gentle touch. The closure is by touching a sensor switch on the inside of the cabinet.
eTouch can be used in FREEfold, FREEslide, and FREEswing lift ups.
Easy activation with minimal manual effort, works as a regular cabinet during a power outage, can be programmed to the client’s liking, and can also recognize obstacles. The pros and cons of lift ups are as follows:
- Space-saving as the cabinets open in an upwards direction and need lesser space than a swing door shutter
- Handle-less design
- Several varieties to choose from
- Superior aesthetics with a minimalistic touch
- Better safety ensured without risk of jamming fingers
- Harmonious and fluid movement during opening and closing
- Smooth and noiseless closing of cabinets
- Prevents damage in the long-term resulting for harsh opening and closing of cabinet doors
- Slightly more expensive than the conventional options
The future is now here with lift up mechanisms for upper kitchen cabinets and it is apparent that the pros outweigh the cons! Speak to Bespoke Decor today and upgrade to a modular kitchen with these functional and aesthetic lift ups.