A compact straight sofa with a berth is an indispensable solution for a kitchen in a small apartment Narrow straight (not corner) sofas can serve as a reliable seat in cases where there is no way to put people at the table on stools or chairs. The sofa can be separated from the rest of the kitchen space by a small decorative partition 1 – 1.5 meters high, thus creating a small seating area in the kitchen.
The sofa in the kitchen is narrow as an alternative to chairs
Miniature kitchens are often not at all suited for any purpose other than cooking and storing kitchen utensils. Rarely is it possible to carve out a place for a table. Here, as a place to sit, you can offer narrow straight sofas located along the wall..
Sitting at the table is possible only from the side of the wall, because otherwise it will be impossible to move around the kitchen and serve food and drinks or unload soiled dishes into the sink
Sometimes the sofa in the kitchen becomes an indispensable element of the interior..
As a rule, semi-rigid and rigid straight seats, reminiscent of a carriage shelf, are appropriate in the kitchen..
Distinctive characteristics of kitchen sofas:
- Unlike room sofas, several people sit on kitchen sofas at once. Therefore, kitchen sofas should be without springs, with a reinforced frame and semi-rigid upholstery..
- Kitchen sofas are always folding. Usually they are arranged like a sailor’s locker; a variety of kitchen utensils are stored in a sofa drawer, usually rarely used..
- Kitchen sofas are almost always corner sofas. The seating area in a cramped kitchen cannot be spacious, and the sofas here are not designed for relaxing and reclining..
The configuration of the kitchen sofa depends on the footage and the design concept of the kitchen itself
The kitchen sofa can serve as a great seating area for several people at the same time, with dishes displayed from the end of the table opposite the sofa.
Narrow sofa with a berth in the kitchen (video)
Narrow sofas for the kitchen with a berth: are they profitable
A sleeping place in the kitchen today looks like nonsense, since the Soviet habit of receiving foreigners or just guests for the night in an apartment is almost outdated. Previously, this was due to a great sense of the collectivism of people, to their trust in other people, as well as to a large shortage of hotels and decent accommodation and lodging..
Previously, in the apartments of Moscow relatives, any chairs, ottomans and even just newspapers laid on a soft carpet became a sleeping place..
However, the kitchen sofa can also serve as a folding bed. Moreover, you can even come up with a double sofa. Perhaps this arrangement is appropriate when people in a one-room apartment are used to sleeping separately, a large number of people live in a small apartment, or a one-room apartment is rented, for example, to several students.
Narrow straight kitchen sofas, like ordinary sofas, are folded out using hinge mechanisms
There are only a few types of them:
- Dolphin – exhaust bed, like drawers;
- Book – folding the sofa seat folded in half lengthwise and fixing it with a special mechanism. At the same time, the berth expands significantly.
- Euro book – when the bed is pulled out like a “dolphin”, and the back rests on the vacant place. Such a mechanism is not often found, because the back of the sofa, as a rule, is attached directly to the wall..
None of the mechanisms are resistant to wear during long-term operation
Do not overuse the movement of the sofa, because hinges are the weak point of any furniture. After all, the kitchen is not a place to sleep..
Boston kitchen sofa (video review)
Where are the narrow sofas with a berth
There are few options for the layout of a kitchen with a sofa. Usually, kitchen furniture is located against a blank wall, linearly or L-shaped. Among them there is a sink and a stove..
The place of the table is opposite the furniture, preferably by the window. Then the straight sofa is placed directly against the wall and in most cases is attached directly to it. You no longer have to move it around the kitchen. It is necessary that the light from the window falls on the side of the table, and not on the people at the table. Thus, those sitting at the table are illuminated by combined natural and artificial light..
Kitchen sofas are almost never upholstered with fabric, only leather, leatherette or, better, polymer non-woven material, since a suede or chintz sofa drenched in soup or greasy gravy is best thrown away.
Design features of kitchen sofas with different mechanisms
Narrow sofas in the kitchen: overall dimensions
Since the sofa replaces chairs, its height should not exceed 45 – 50 cm, so that people feel comfortable at the table without stretching their legs too much. The size of the seat in width is also standard, it does not exceed 50-60 centimeters, so that you can lean (but not lean back) on the back and at the same time, so that the hips fit the entire length of the seat. The length of the sofa depends on the length of the kitchen, it can be up to 1 meter. In general, kitchen sofas are small, compact, they almost never have pillows and soft armrests..
Compact kitchen sofa (video)
Kitchen straight sofas usually serve as a place for a simultaneous meal, and occasionally as a sleeping place. The structure of the sofa is solid, reinforced, often made of solid wooden fragments of great thickness, since several people are sitting on the sofa at the same time. The sofa drawer is large enough to store even large quantities of potatoes (in the fall and some time after the new year). Unfolding the sofa, you can get a sleeping place, but overnight for the kitchen is a rather rare phenomenon..
Straight sofas in the kitchen are narrow (photo)