Organization of space

Functional design of a small kitchen: modern solutions

A small room is not an easy task forThe organization of the kitchen space. How to make a very modest kitchen area of ​​maximum functionality, uncluttered and visually spacious? In this article - design solutions and professional advice Beautiful modern kitchen is a functional concept that takes into account the volumes of space and optimally integrates work processes and aesthetics. Consider specific tips that allow you to rationalize even the smallest kitchens. And this means that your kitchen will have more space. The equipment of kitchen cabinets in the cooking area, that for convenience all necessary kitchen accessories should be at hand.! Dishes and appliances should be stored directly in the cooking area, ie at the cooker, and accessories for baking - near the oven. And to keep order in the kitchen is not easier in the cabinets, but which must be equipped with a full extension mechanism, so that at any time it is possible to get the required item. In the drawer under the hob or next to itIt is convenient to store ladles and cooks, and in the bottom - pots, pans and covers. Under the accessories for baking, narrow drawers with a width of 150-200 mm are provided, where all the most necessary things will be placed: baking sheets and molds can be placed vertically, and on the top shelf you can store rolls and baking paper. And it is necessary to plan boxes for spices, bottles and cutting boards. Equipment for compact kitchens An important task in the design of any kitchen - to place the necessary equipment and the desired kitchen appliances. In small spaces, the embodiment of this task is on the verge of fantasy. We recommend, and the pros are already making the most of it, which has many advantages and allows finding optimal solutions for using kitchen space. Alexander Krivov, interior designer: - The customers of this project are a middle-aged couple with a child. The hosts lead an active lifestyle, often receive guests and prepare a lot at home. Hence, the main desire of customers in the design of the kitchen and living room - to make the kitchen-dining area and living room a single space, but at the same time, the working area of ​​the kitchen to make the most invisible. As a result, we designed the kitchen in such a way that it was located in the back of the room, around the corner. With this arrangement, the cooking and cleaning process after cooking is as much as possible hidden from the eyes, since the hob, sink and dishwasher are located just in the kitchen. Alexander Krivov, interior designer: - In the kitchen I wanted to place the maximum of equipment, without cluttering the working surface. As a result, the choice fell on. In particular, we installed the embedded technique:

  • With grill function;
  • Exclusive. The uniqueness of this oven is in the functions of cooking with steam and in the low-temperature mode in the vacuum of Sous Vide. This device will replace the steamer, as there is a mode of "100% steam", in addition to other modes with steam. A lot of automatic recipes will prompt our customers ideas of dishes and choose the cooking parameters. With the help of these two appliances, the owners will be able to cook in virtually any possible way. Alexander Krivov, interior designer: - We also chose:

  • Built-in with a full cycle of cooking perfect coffee;
  • - Best in its class for power consumption;
  • For the kitchen with a frame of stainless steel and the ability to rotate the screen, which is especially convenient in compact layouts. In addition to the full range, in a compact seriesBuilt-in kitchen appliances is also attractive because all the appliances are the same size, which makes it possible to place them together: in a row, in a column or in a group of four items - this is convenient and looks very harmonious. Unique design by Eugenia Krivorog, architect: - With the arrangement of a small kitchen, follow a few tips:

  • Colors do not be afraid to make contrast. For example, the facades of the kitchen are dark - the flooring is light. A big mistake is to do everything in bright colors. I advise you not to use in the interior of small kitchens "all shades of beige." It is close to the dark shades of light brighter, because they reflect light, especially glossy surfaces, such as tiles or marble on the floor. Pay attention to cold shades, such as light blue or dusty-pink, for example, when choosing the color of the walls; Evgenia Krivorog, architect:

  • Ceilings should not be done at different levels, enough to decorate them with a ceiling cornice;
  • A stove and an oven should be placed as far as possible from the passageway and, of course, at a remote distance from the sink;
  • The working area of ​​the kitchen should be as functional as possible. Therefore, it is necessary to make efforts to arrange everything conveniently, and especially carefully consider the location of zones with household appliances. Finishing the facades of a kitchen set - an elementDesign of the kitchen, which will emphasize the individuality of your interior and will enable you to choose a winning combination of colors and materials. The modern kitchen is not only a monochrome glossy, but a classical one is not necessarily a brown wooden concept. For each room there is a huge number of unique solutions. Olga Shipkova, interior designer: - The main wish of the customer was to create a cozy space for a family of two adults and two young children for the duration of their stay at the resort. Warm shades of walls and furniture, wooden beams on the ceiling, floral ornamentation, a large amount of wool textiles - all this was agreed upon immediately. Very rare case, when the project was fully approved from the first time and during its implementation there were no serious problems requiring corrections. Olga Shipkova, interior designer: - The kitchen set and table was made to order by the studio "ArtInterer". Facades - painted MDF with patinated; Table top and apron - a tree. Chairs - Belgian, J-line series. Textiles, wallpapers, stucco elements - the company "Empire Decor". A special desire was to equip the room with appliances, allowing you to cook delicious and light meals without the hassle. The choice was made in favor of the beloved brand of customers. Anna Bogacheva, interior designer: - In this small apartment in Moscow it was necessary to create a cozy interior in an easy classic with notes of American aesthetics for a couple without children. In the arrangement of the kitchen, attention to detail, thoughtful kitchen functions and, of course, the visual effects of the interior decoration are very important. The overall color scheme settled on a combination of dark chocolate, vanilla, baked milk and warm gray, but in the kitchen, I proposed to add the color of sage leaves - soft, in the context of the basic shades of apartments that color brings freshness and, I think, visually expanding a small kitchen. Anna Bogacheva, interior designer: - The kitchen set "Donato" of the furniture factory "Stylish Kitchens" is embodied in a neutral gray color. Recently, I offer customers to combine furniture of various price categories, but I never advise you to save on the basic components: floor coverings, paint, textiles - in my opinion, what makes the interior solid and "right". Anna Bogacheva, interior designer: - I must say, the kitchen is only about 7 square meters, and therefore there were many tasks, besides functional fullness. It was necessary to visually expand the kitchen - for this I used mirrors and an advantageous color combination, light curtains, open shelves, an "air" lamp. An important part of the kitchen's convenience is lighting: working areas, general lighting around the perimeter and mood lighting - sconces, lighting or a beautiful lamp above the dining table. Lighting the kitchen The working surface of the kitchen should always be lighted. A modern quality standard is an LED lamp that provides a good flow of light and is more durable than traditional lighting systems. The best illumination is provided by those lamps that have a large color temperature. The best solution is a temperature of 5,000 Kelvin, 24 LEDs per meter of tape. The luminaires of the working area must have an inconspicuous appearance, while the suspended one can be an interesting accent. Marina Sargsyan, interior designer: - Before starting repairs it is important to provide good lighting in the kitchen. In vain, some people think that a small room is enough for one light source. At the stage of the project, it is planned to illuminate the working area, food reception areas and their separate inclusion to create a different mood in such an important room of the house. Marina Sarkisyan, interior designer: - This kitchen was designed for a small one-room apartment, one of those in old houses, with complex geometry, with protrusions, ventilation boxes ... In such a kitchen it can be very difficult to place all the necessary equipment. Saves the availability of compact embedded technology. It can be placed in a high cabinet, one above the other, for example a built-in small refrigerator and, and it is convenient to build a compact coffee machine and a microwave in the wall cabinets, thereby freeing up space under the work surface. Marina Sarkisyan, interior designer: - For small spaces I use mainly a hob for two burners. Directly in this kitchen is installed. A dishwasher put a small, six sets of dishes - it takes a little space, with dimensions of 55 x 44 cm, and hides behind the kitchen facade. Arrangement of a dining area in a smallSpace in a small kitchen is also worth considering in advance. There are many options for placing the table and chairs. This can be the format of the bar in the photo above, which was so successfully used by the designer, having beaten the existing geometry of the room. Or a small coffee table and chairs with a light design or light colors to avoid loading space. Elena Timokhova, interior designer - Corner arrangement of kitchen 5 sq.m. M allowed to optimally enter the necessary equipment (dishwasher and washing machine, hob, refrigerator) and enough storage space. Set from Ikea with classic frame facades. The color of the facades of the kitchen is similar in color and tone to the color of the walls. Thanks to this, the kitchen looks light and airy. This effect is reinforced by the glazed doors of hinged boxes. On the apron are ceramic hand-made tiles from "Prima Ceramica". The working surface is marble. The dining table, designed for 2 people, was chosen round, with a marble top and on a metal base. It is the connecting element between the kitchen area and the living room area. Elena Timokhova, interior designer - CompetentlyTo organize a dining area in a small area, for example, in a studio apartment, you will be helped by several tips that we always use in the creative workshop "Neskuchnyi Klassika":

  • The dining table should be proportional to the room Dreams about the table for 10 people per 5 sq.m. The kitchen should be left. For small kitchens, round and oval tables are suitable.
  • The convenient location of the table, like its shape and size, is equally important. The table should not interfere with the opening of the doors of cabinets and drawers and close access to the equipment.
  • If for some reason you can not findA dining table that meets your parameters, then do not rush to buy "anything." Contact the carpentry shop. There you will be able to design a table ideal for the interior. A table made to order is sure to become a bright accent in the interior.
  • Attention to detail. Do not forget about beauty. After all, the smaller the room, the clearer the focus on its details: materials, furniture handles, textiles and dishes. Architects and designers revealed secretsMastery, and on the example of the provided projects, we were convinced that there are also many interesting solutions for the small kitchen - modern trends in the design and development of the manufacturers of kitchen appliances embody the desire to combine functionality, aesthetics and a sense of free space.