SPACE STEP – Useful tips on assembly and adjustment

SPACE STEP assembly tips

This picture shows a plinth step with a plinth pull-outCreate functional furniture right up to the ceiling with SPACE STEP.

The plinth solution is perfect for furniture throughout the home. It creates additional storage space behind the toe kick of cabinets, allows small users to reach worktops and provides easy access to tall units and wall cabinets.







This blog gives you useful tips on how to assemble and adjust SPACE STEP.

Our video shows you how to assemble SPACE STEP step by step:


Use the screws with a flat underside included in the delivery to secure all nylon parts. Countersunk screws can damage the nylon parts.

This picture shows a flat headed screw


The set includes 4 spring bumpers. We recommend using 2 bumpers per side from a cabinet width of 900 mm so that SPACE STEP will not lower under its own weight.

This picture shows the drillings in the SPACE STEP step surface


When extended, set the support feet of SPACE STEP so that they are not more than 2 mm above the floor. A hex key or pipe wrench is ideal for this task.

This picture shows the SPACE STEP adjustments


Please do not use rigid bumpers for SPACE STEP. Rigid bumpers could prevent contact between the magnet and catch plate when closing.
Alternatively, you can do without bumpers entirely or use sprung Blum distance bumpers.

This picture shows a sprung distance bumper

More questions about the assembly and adjustment of SPACE STEP?
Leave a comment. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.


You can download a digital brochure and installation instructions of SPACE STEP here.



SPACE STEP – Useful tips on assembly and adjustment
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8 thoughts on “SPACE STEP – Useful tips on assembly and adjustment

  • April 20, 2020 at 13:56

    I have 2 cupboards with HK 20k270x mechanisms which for years have worked well but now they slam the door shut rather than a soft close – please can you advise me on what I need to do – do I need to adjust the mechanism?


    Simon Friend

    • April 20, 2020 at 14:17

      Dear Simon,

      it is highly likely that you have to replace the dampers.
      My colleagues from Blum UK will get in touch with you via email and provide a solution.

      Best regards

  • August 9, 2020 at 0:39


    I got a set of IKEA’s UTRUSTA 153 degree hinges, i.e. Blum 71B759-01, for my kitchen pantry door. (To replace older UTRUSTA hinges with a different design.)
    Unfortunately the holes I drilled were too large – 9 mm instead of, I believe, 8 mm.

    Since the design seems to work with a plastic casing expanding with “grippy teeth” I’m not sure that regular drilled-hole-too-big instructions will work. How can I best fix this?


    • August 10, 2020 at 18:38

      Hi Lina,
      in order to provide optimal stability for the INSERTA fixing, it is highly necessary to drill an 8 mm hole.
      Cabinet makers sometimes use wooden dowels of the size of the hole (in this case 9mm) and glue it in the drilling hole. But please do not use regular glue, but the one suitable for wood which provides a solid fixing of the dowel.
      Then, as soon as the glue has hardened out perfectly, you can drill the hole again and that will most probably work.
      Perhaps, the hardware shop of your trust (where you can buy the glue for wood) has another good solution for you.

      Best regards

  • February 9, 2021 at 20:55

    Can I have a Blum Space Step operating on Blum Tip-on drawer slider?

    • February 10, 2021 at 7:32

      Hi Martyn,

      the question is: Would you like to use SPACE STEP with a TIP-ON drawer underneath, or do you want to replace the TANDEM runner which is delievered with a SPACE STEP set?
      Thanks in advance for the additional info.

      Best regards

      • February 10, 2021 at 8:05

        Hi Matthias,

        I think my answer is yes, I’d like to use a Tip On drawer underneath. I’ve been told that I need a servo driver so the space door can be opened with a slight push out I’m sure the tip on would achieve the same result.
        I believe this is the set up in the space step installation video?
        Many thanks for your help

        • February 10, 2021 at 8:15

          Hi Martyn,

          so my answer is also yes, you can use a TIP-ON drawer underneath.
          You have to be aware of the limitation, that you have to manually close the drawer every time with a push. And, as the SPACE STEP runner is a BLUMOTION runner, if you close the drawer together with the SPACE STEP step surface, you’ll have to work against the BLUMOTION on the last couple of millimeters. So pushing the drawer closed will work, but you’ll need a little bit more force than what’s common for TIP-ON.

          In our installation video, we show one of the possible applications and a combination with SERVO-DRIVE is the most comfortable and most common one.

          If you have any other questions, please let me know ?

          Greetings from Austria

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