Perhaps, you want to turn your kitchen from a tiny corner into a convenient zone, where the process of cooking would become a picturesque show for your guests and relatives.
In fact, today there seems to be no strict borders among different rooms (zones of various functions). So house owners try to create a large zone of comfort.
But what to do if you are an owner of some apartment with a small kitchen, and, what’s more, architectural constructions can’t afford you to make any alterations? In order to help you we offer some tips on how to transform a tiny corner and visually enlarge the space. Watch photos and put some design into life.
The lighting plays a great role in kitchen ergonomics and design. The standard planning of this room requires a few sources of lighting: general one, one for the working area, and another one above the dining table.
In small lodgement we offer to use frosted glass facades with recessed LED lamps. In this case, the space opens out and you are getting a feeling that behind the facade there is much more room than actually is.
Designers suppose this idea to be greately advantageous, because during the night time such lighting and fuzzy outlines of objects create a unique atmosphere of comfort and warmth.
Thanks to frosted surface of glass the owner hasn’t to worry about that guests could see anything, located on the shelves.
It may sound paradoxical, but when planning small kitchens, you should operate with large areas. If you choose a standard door construction, the wall surface seems to be divided into 2 parts, and so the room space visually diminishes in sizes.
This problem may be solved by using dividing doors (or hollow partitions).
Set a sliding door in the kitchen, and you will save the space which may be «eaten» by a standard swing door.
COLOR OF THE KITCHEN
You should be guided by the rule of «large areas» when choosing the color of kitchen facades as well. If you are thinking over the color spectrum for a small room, take one dominant color – avoid multi-colored surfaces, for instance, as given below.
The designers advise using pastel colors: white, sand, grey shades.
The fact is that fruits, vegetables and cooked dishes will look bright and attractive against this background.
Designers suppose that when furnishing a small cooking zone you should get rid of mounted cabinets or similar shelves. To their mind, it’s just a ticket to success as the room will seem spacious.
So if you have wished to place a great amount of dishes and accessories in a small kitchen, you have to take a willful decision to limit yourself with the necessities. Besides, as practice shows, the more shelves there would be, the more you need for the utensils and what not.
You should concentrate on the proper organization of lower sections (drawers or free space), use all modern technical innovations when locating cooking items.
INTERNAL SPACE ORGANIZATION
Today designers offer a variety of tips on how to organize effectively cabinet internal space. And so you are welcome to use these ideas to the max when planning your cooking room.
Get rid of classical curtains and you will save the space. It is more effective and functional to use Roman, roller, or honeycomb shades in your kitchen.
We hope you’ve liked photo ideas and, in addition, watch the video tip on how to create DIY kitchen shades: