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Rethink the sink for better performing kitchens

Sixty per cent of our time in the kitchen is spent at or around the sink. Paying more attention to how we design our 'water hubs' is crucial

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Engineered by experts: Blanco sinks, taps and organisation systems. Everything you need, all in one place.
Engineered by experts: Blanco sinks, taps and organisation systems. Everything you need, all in one place.

The kitchen is the heart of the home and data shows that 41 per cent of homeowners value their kitchen more now than before the pandemic [Mintel 2021].

Research shows that consumers spend around 60 per cent of their time in the kitchen at or near the sink and so designing to reflect that should be a top priority in the kitchen refit process.

Although the sink is often an area that is overlooked, this corner of the kitchen triangle is something that specialist German manufacturer Blanco is passionate about. It  supplies sinks, taps and organisational systems that work together to create a centralised kitchen 'water hub' for everything clients need to drink, prep and clean.

Blanco has been developing ideas to improve homeowners’ water hub experience for over 95 years, producing products and services that combine distinctive and elegant design with smart functionality. Centre to this is its Blanco Unit - a selection of multifunctional premium products supplied in dedicated packs that make kitchen life easier. 

  • The Blanco Unit: a clever combination of sink, taps, accessories and waste management seamlessly combined for a creative kitchen hub at the heart of the home.
    The Blanco Unit: a clever combination of sink, taps, accessories and waste management seamlessly combined for a creative kitchen hub at the heart of the home.
  • Food waste disposers can be integrated as part of the Blanco Unit system. Shown with new Silgranite colour Volcano Grey sink and tap.
    Food waste disposers can be integrated as part of the Blanco Unit system. Shown with new Silgranite colour Volcano Grey sink and tap.
  • New for 2023: Satin Gold colour can be combined across taps and sink waste accessories to create a seamless and integrated aesthetic.
    New for 2023: Satin Gold colour can be combined across taps and sink waste accessories to create a seamless and integrated aesthetic.
  • Blanco sink production in Sulzfeld, Germany 1965.
    Blanco sink production in Sulzfeld, Germany 1965.
  • We spend 60 per cent of our time at the 'kitchen water hub'.
    We spend 60 per cent of our time at the 'kitchen water hub'.
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Founded in 1925, Blanco is fast approaching its centenary. In that time, kitchen layouts, functionality, consumer usage and the industry have changed, but one constant remains: the kitchen is still the centre of the home and a priority for consumers.

Blanco manufactures in Germany, has subsidiaries in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific and a presence in over 100 countries worldwide. This gives it a strong overview and understanding of changing global demands and trends.

It is able to harness these insights to benefit its trade customers through a core range of products and smart new innovations. 

With the increase in homeworking and more people cooking from scratch at home, more time is being spent in the kitchen. Data shows that consumers have been investing in their kitchens through refits and updated layouts and features.

Creating a functional, aesthetic space should be a priority for any kitchen designer and Blanco is passionate about helping to make that a reality.

To find out more about Blanco's full portfolio of products and services visit thenbs.com/blanco

For more information and technical support, visit blanco/com

 

Contact:

Mark Craine, contracts manager

07909 682757

mark.craine@blanco.co.uk


 

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