Innovative Solutions for Accessibility in Kitchen & Bath Design

Published: May 24, 2024

In today’s realm of kitchen and bath design, user experience is no longer an afterthought. Universal design and aging in place are becoming increasingly important topics, placing a demand for products that prioritize accessibility. At Blum, we are on the forefront of this movement, offering innovative solutions for functional hardware that integrate accessibility and function without compromising on style.

With Blum’s solutions, you can maximize the usability of cabinets regardless of your client’s design style. Whether it’s full-extension drawers, lift-up doors, pull-out shelves or even assisted opening, Blum products are crafted with ease of use in mind.

Central to Blum’s commitment to accessibility is the AgeExplorer® suit. This suit allows our research team to feel the simulated effects of aging or living with a disability. They use the AgeExplorer throughout the testing and development phase of product creation to ensure Blum’s products will be easy to operate for people of all ages and abilities.

While all our products undergo rigorous accessibility testing with the AgeExplorer, there are certain categories that lend themselves particularly well to aging and universal design principles.

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Blum’s Functional Solutions

MOVENTO (top photo), a full-extension undermount runner, has a light opening force that is ADA compliant, even when the drawer is fully loaded. It has built-in soft-close BLUMOTION, so drawers close softly and gently each time. Upgrade to TIP-ON BLUMOTION for a mechanical push-to-open solution for increased usability.

Blum Legrabox


If your client is looking for a more contemporary look, LEGRABOX, a full-extension metal box drawer system, is available in three different colors and various heights. Like MOVENTO, it has the option to be upgraded with TIP-ON BLUMOTION so all that’s needed is just a press on the drawer front for opening.

AVENTOS lift systems get doors up and out of the way so users can leave cabinets open while doing everyday tasks such as emptying the dishwasher or cooking dinner. Not only does this increase accessibility to cabinetry, it also prevents accidental head bumps that can occur with traditional open cabinet doors or when closing one door to get into a neighboring cabinet.

Blum Aventos


Pair a Pull-out shelf lock with an AVENTOS HL appliance garage to create easy access to countertop items. The shelf locks securely in place for a stable working platform or for appliance usage.

Blum Orga-Line


ORGA-LINE and AMBIA-LINE are Blum‘s organization solutions that ensure every item has a place. These adjustable solutions fit snugly in the drawer, and even pair with accessories like the knife holder. Plate holders allow for secure plate storage in drawers, which makes it easier for people with mobility limitations to access plates without strain.

Blum Servo-Drive


SERVO-DRIVE is the electrical opening of cabinets and can be paired with any drawer system and with AVENTOS lift systems. This technology replaces the need for drawer pulls, providing an easy way for those who suffer from arthritis or decreased hand-grip strength to access cabinets.

In conclusion, accessibility is a necessity in today’s kitchen and bath design landscape. At Blum, we are proud to offer a range of innovative solutions that fit a diverse range of users, and we are committed to creating products that empower individuals to live life to the fullest, regardless of age or ability.

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