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New kitchen: what can and can not be saved

Want to save a lot when buying a newcomerThe kitchen? Then everything should be properly thought out and eliminated all unnecessary delights. With a cold, weighted approach, you can get tangible savings! And we will help you in this. Recently, the world is overwhelmed by a lot of events that cause crisis situations, as well as various problems, including financial ones. Whatever it was, life is still going on and, despite the fall of the ruble, we are still making purchases. Kitchens are no exception, but in the current reality everyone tries to save more carefully than before. Therefore, we have prepared a short digression, which will tell you what can be neglected, and where to stint it is not necessary not to lose.


The most important moment when creating a kitchen is a comfortableAnd carefully planned up to every centimeter. And it is at this stage that you can save considerably, avoiding the costly planning of this layout when planning. If possible, try to abandon the U-shaped and L-shaped arrangements, because in this case it will take a lot of furniture, including corner cabinets with drawers like "carousel", and with them an inexpensive fittings. For greater economy, it is better to consider a linear layout or a variant with a bar counter, which is also very functional and compact. But here it is important to think through the design to the smallest detail so that ergonomics does not suffer. Arthur Guchigov, export manager of Mobalpa in Russia andCIS: - First of all, the cost depends on the material of the facade. For example, a laminate is cheaper than a varnish, acrylic or an array. To date, our factory has melamine facades under glossy varnish, which are cheaper than glossy varnish, by 50 percent, but look the same. This is the model of Melia, which is now the most popular in Europe. Also you can save money by choosing blind facades instead of glass ones. The products of our factory allow you to mix different materials and models. For example, the kitchen can be cheaper if the top bases are made with acrylic finishing, and the lower ones are made of laminate. This way you can create a unique design and fit into your budget. Keep in mind that the sliding elements are more expensive than just the swinging facades.

Material and design of facades

It will be tangible to save the refusal from naturalTree in favor of more affordable options. Facades based on MDF are inexpensive, durable and easy to care for, and their price differs depending on the cladding. Modules with the application of PVC-films will be the most budgetary, but covered with plastic or varnish will be significantly more expensive. The cheapest versions are made of a filmboard. At the same time, the same chipboard, but covered with varnish, will be several times more expensive. However, whether it's a budget model or a premium kitchen, the self-respecting manufacturer does not differentiate in their quality. Even cheap options, he executes in accordance with all standards, so that furniture will serve for many years, while providing a multi-year warranty. Therefore, in the pursuit of savings, do not be afraid to pay a little for the quality. If the glass inserts, aluminum frames and stained glass on the facades are not vital to you, they can also be discarded. And that the kitchen does not become this meager and dull, you can order doors in different colors. By the way, for aesthetics, you can add open facades and shelves, which, in addition to the stylish look, will also cheapen the kitchen.


Here the main principle is again the substitutionExpensive materials more affordable. For lovers of natural stone, it is better to consider artificial as an alternative, especially since it is in no way inferior, and in some respects even surpasses the natural counterpart. Despite the stylish and original look, the wood array, glass and metal are pretty whimsical materials both in operation and in care. But the low price can not boast. And if the countertops made of MDF, fiberboard and chipboard are inexpensive, this does not mean that they are worse. With regard to wood and glass, they are even better in both use and maintenance. In addition, they have a huge model number with a lot of textures and colors. But in any case, pay attention to the ends of the countertops, so that they are sealed, without chips and microcracks. Since for low-cost MDF, fiberboard and particleboard moisture is fatal. If it gets inside the material, it swells and deforms, and this can not be eliminated. Arthur Guchigov, Mobalpa export manager for Russia and CIS: - In Europe, laminate and compact laminate are very popular today, as this product can imitate all types of stone, wood and other materials, while it is much cheaper and at the same time of excellent quality And pleasant to the touch.

Quality fittings

All furniture must be made from a good,Durable metal. Otherwise, such insignificant seemingly details like shock absorbers, door closers or loops for lockers can be a huge problem. Therefore, for everything long to serve and work as a clock, so that the drawers are easily pulled out, and the doors close silently and smoothly, in no case do not save on it. At the same time, this does not mean that you have to buy the most expensive and exquisite options. It will be enough to make sure, as a fittings, to choose a standard set. And with their vast assortment, very few people will be able to tell which factory is stamping or hand-made pens.

Organizers for boxes

Filling kitchen boxes in direct proportionReducing your budget. But it is these gizmos that can greatly simplify your life and help in the competent arrangement of the kitchen, and this is practically priceless. Thanks to box organizers, the order and cleanliness of the workspace will be achieved quickly and easily. Bottles, liners, trays and dividers will make your everyday life a lot easier, but do not forget about their cost. To save money, it's better not to buy expensive exclusive organizers from metal or natural wood, and to acquire plastic models. Especially considering the fact that they are several times cheaper.

On a note!

  • Choose for the most part standard doors, as folding, sliding and other variations can significantly increase the cost of the headset.
  • It is most rational and advantageous to purchase lockers of standard sizes, and also try to use one large locker instead of two small ones.
  • To reduce the price of the project of a new kitchen, it is necessary to avoid unnecessary insertions, bends and different angular elements.
  • The cheapest thing is to buy household appliances in stores, guessing the purchase for discounts and promotions, than to take it in the same cabin, where the furniture itself.
  • If you make the right calculations, you can abandon the hinged cabinets without losing storage space, but saving money. This is especially true for small kitchens.