In our country, construction has become fashionable.studio apartments, the layout of which implies the absence of divisions between the kitchen and living areas. On the one hand, this strategy allows you to visually expand the space, on the other - imposes certain inconveniences. We will show you how to properly organize a small space for studio owners by highlighting the kitchen, without stealing extra centimeters from the bedroom or living room. A New Yorker puzzled this issue by designer Damon Liss and contractor Chip Brian. Without doing any construction work, the customer received a stunning result. The main secret of the transformation of the apartment - the correct selection of materials, colors and lighting! The doorway was trimmed with light oak, which made it possible to play on the contrast and visually separate the zones. The whiteness of marble in combination with lacquered cabinets and stainless steel fixtures allowed to visually enlarge the kitchen. Rational storage system together with built-in appliances turned the love of cooking into a pleasant and at the same time comfortable process.
Kitchen at a glance
Location: West Village, New York Area: 50 square meters Thanks to the new color palette, the view from the bedroom does not seem dull now. The light oak, with which the doorway was trimmed, smoothly passes into the parquet flooring of the room, thus combining and overlapping the two rooms. This concept allows you to create in the interior a spirit of unity of spaces, at the same time placing accents on contrasts. To make the kitchen fit all needsthe customer, the designer picked up durable materials that do not require special care. The satin surface of the cabinets reflects the light falling from the window and artificial sources, thereby visually expanding the space. Table top: Spa White with hard surface; apron: glass; Fittings: Doug Mockett Compact embedded technology is hidden behindcabinet doors, and the refrigerator is recessed into the wall. Chip Brian chose that the equipment did not take up much space and was balanced in the interior of such a small square. High-quality furniture: to order, varnished; refrigerator: Liebherr Lighting the kitchen also requires special attention. The only small window from the south warms the sun with heat and creates comfort. Illumination around the perimeter of the ceiling and above the key surfaces allows you to make the process of cooking truly comfortable. The client turned out to be very pedantic, which complicated the work of the designer. Damon Liss tried to use every centimeter of usable space. Open shelves for glasses and dinnerware emit elegance. Pots for pots, deep cabinets and functional drawers, a pull-out section for garbage and a special compartment under the window for storing extra dishes help to place everything you need with comfort for yourself. The rectangular shapes of the surfaces set the minimalist style, and the white-steel colors - the classics and aesthetics of the ensemble. Brian, together with the customer picked up a small,but a powerful technique that will last long enough. A 70 cm wide plate made by Bertazzoni has become a key figure in the interior. Sink: Blanco The lighting above the cabinets is muted.using a special switch. This option allows you to not create a contrast with the living room at night, thereby softening the light transition. The conciseness of the design, the correct arrangement of light and color accents allowed to create a compact, elegant, ergonomic kitchen, at the same time not inferior to a large one in functionality.