Tips for arranging a small kitchen
Modern apartment dwellers are divided into two types. Some people like to cook complex dishes and are ready to spend a lot of time in their spacious kitchen. Others live at a different pace and it is enough for them to cook something quickly or just warm up. It is about the kitchen for such people that we will talk today.
If you are not too fond of cooking or you do not have enough time for this, you can get by with a compact kitchen or a kitchen combined with a living room. Here are some tips to help you save space, but at the same time, not lose comfort.
For a small kitchen, we would recommend choosing a set of light colors with a minimum of items, but with increased capacity. A large number of cabinets create a sense of chaos and steal precious space. Tall cabinets can be installed all the way to the ceiling to use the entire usable area. Modular furniture is a great option. If you decide to place a table in the kitchen, then consider a round or oval option. This table takes up much less space. The table top can be placed in the window opening instead of the window sill.
In addition, built-in appliances will help you save space. Today, many manufacturers offer home appliances in narrow formats. These are mainly dishwashers, ovens, hobs and hoods. Try not to place appliances in a small kitchen that do not involve cooking or storing food. It is better to place a washing machine, water heater, etc. in the bathroom or closet.
About the refrigerator separately. This piece of furniture takes up the most space in the kitchen. Yes, there are options to install a single-chamber refrigerator or even take it out of the kitchen. However, we do not recommend such compromises. In our opinion, the best option is a high, but at the same time, the narrowest model with refrigerating and freezing chambers. Such a refrigerator visually increases the space and does not take up too much space.
In a small kitchen, it makes sense to use the entire volume of the room as efficiently as possible. As already mentioned, it is better to purchase the highest possible furniture for the ceiling, in the upper cabinets of which you can store rarely used things. Be smart. In almost every interior, you can find a space that is suitable for a storage system. For example, a fairly voluminous cabinet can be arranged under the table, which is adjacent to the wall with one side. The sofa or seats can also have an additional purpose and contain storage cavities inside.
In a small kitchen with decor, it is especially difficult to roam. However, you shouldn't give it up at all. There are techniques for using decorative items that can visually increase the size of the space. For example, instead of one large picture in the center of the wall, you can hang two small ones, one above the other. Mirrors will also increase the visual volume of the kitchen. Transparent elements and accessories will come in handy. It is worth giving up large vases for flowers and fruits.
Using these tips and your own ingenuity, even in a small space, you can create a cozy and functional kitchen.