Arrangement of the interior of a small kitchen is a very topical issue for owners of small apartments A small kitchen of 4-6 square meters is typical for small-family apartments or hotel-type dormitories. In the Russian Federation, a significant part of the urban population lives in such conditions, therefore, the issues of furnishing and decorating small kitchen facilities are very relevant. Of course, design ideas here do not differ in a wide choice, however, even such a room can become functional and comfortable, and much can be done with your own hands..
What does a typical small kitchen interior look like?
Ideas of minimalism and optimized functionality are at the heart of the layout of any small space. Such a kitchen, as a rule, is a narrow pencil case 1-2 × 2-3 meters and, as a rule, is not intended for eating. As in any separate room, a window is always present in a small kitchen..
Clever and masterful design of even a small kitchen can make it very comfortable, functional and cozy in its own way.
It can be located:
- At the end of the kitchen;
- On the side wall.
End-to-end arrangement is preferable, since a blank wall is required to arrange sectional kitchen furniture.
Kitchen furniture consists of type-setting sections, and is a series of wall cabinets for storing dishes and dry products such as herbs, tea, spices and groceries.
A small and compact lower tier of kitchen furniture is assembled from:
- Washing machine;
- Kitchen sink;
- Multiple lockers for storing utensils.
Built-in kitchen is the most optimal solution for a small space
The interior of the small kitchen contains only custom built-in furniture. The very modest dimensions of a small kitchen, alas, do not allow placing ready-made kitchen sets. However, when designing furniture specifically for your kitchen, you can embody the most interesting ideas, and with your own hands.
You can often see hanging cabinets literally up to the ceiling in the kitchen. This is necessary, since the space must be used as efficiently as possible, as in a common carriage. But if the cabinets have a very low height, then they need to be hung so that you can freely place pots and pans on them with your own hands..
The future interior of the kitchen will depend on the location of the window and the general layout of the room.
The small size of the kitchen requires it to be kept clean, because streaks of dirt, dust and cobwebs will be immediately noticeable. It is very important to equip the kitchen with exhaust ventilation so that there are no odors in the rest of the room..
A small dining table with rounded corners can only be placed in kitchens that are square in plan. If the shape of the kitchen is elongated, then, of course, you need to abandon the table or use compact pull-out or folding models.
Layout of a small kitchen (video)
Basic interior ideas for a small kitchen
If more than one person lives in the apartment, you should abandon the custom of eating in a small kitchen.
Let it be intended only for cooking and storing a certain amount of supplies. The main idea here is to turn the apartment into a studio. The kitchen area can be separated by a table at which you can read or eat.
Usually, a modern refrigerator does not make noise, so it is quite possible to put it in a living room, or, if dimensions permit, in a hallway..
Do not place the stove or panel close to the window, as otherwise there is a danger of thermal deformation of the glass unit or window sill. On the windowsill, you can place, for example, a multicooker or a food processor.
If there is an end window in the kitchen, then it is best to put a sink near the window. However, it will not be possible to position the dish drainer directly above the sink. If the kitchen is narrow, then one of the walls will have to be left free, otherwise the kitchen will not be able to turn around.
Small kitchens are characterized by design in light colors; in this case, they look elegant and attractive.
The interior of a small kitchen is imbued with minimalism. There should be nothing superfluous on it, so the technique is usually represented only by multifunctional objects..
Among them are:
- Multifunctional microwave oven;
- Coffee maker.
Such a minimum of technology disposes a person to comprehend culinary secrets, because you can cook even very tasty and complex dishes with your own hands, using the simplest devices.
Artificial lighting for a small kitchen should be bright and preferably represented by sources located at some distance. The kitchen workspace is small and should be very well lit at every point.
The countertop of the workspace is usually beveled at the entrance to the kitchen or rounded.
Small kitchen design ideas (video)
Interesting solutions for a small kitchen
Apparently, the key decision still consists in demolishing the interior partition, after which the apartment is converted into a studio. Such a partition is rarely load-bearing, and for its demolition, an appropriate solution is not needed..
The space of the kitchen can be minimized by combining the room with the living room
In addition, the following ideas and actions can be recommended:
- The microwave oven can easily be placed on a hanging shelf that forms a single structure with wall cabinets. Of course, for this, the shelf must be reinforced with a steel corner. It’s easy to do it yourself.
- Under the window, you can select the wall material so that a niche is formed. Having trimmed its inner space and closing it with doors, you get a kind of refrigerator with a temperature of + 6-10 ° C in the cold season, in which it is quite possible to store a very decent amount of vegetables such as beets, potatoes or carrots. This will empty the bottom drawers of your refrigerator..
- Hanging cabinets can be bunk. You can also hang cabinets on the wall opposite to the one that has the workspace, but at a level above your head.
- If possible, then the heating battery must be replaced with a flat aluminum radiator, and in the place of its suspension, a niche must also be formed in the wall..
- If you still want to eat in the kitchen, then you can equip a pull-out board under the cutting tabletop, which will play the role of a table. Of course, only one can sit at such a table..
- It is better to put the toaster in the corner of the countertop, where it will not take up useful space, where you cut and chop meat and vegetables, clean fish, etc..
Arrangement of a five-meter kitchen (video)
The small space of the room stimulates creative ideas and encourages a person to make drastic decisions on redeveloping his apartment. To do this, you need to carefully consider what appliances you can have in the kitchen and arrange them in an optimal way in order to have enough space on the table in the working area. The refrigerator and dining table are most often taken outside the kitchen. In such a kitchen, you can place a small side-loading washing machine rather than a refrigerator. Very often, the wall between the kitchen and the room is demolished, but in this case, the remaining wall must be deaf in order to place cabinets, a sink and a work table near it..
Interior design of a small kitchen (photo)