Kitchen

Furniture for a small kitchen: how to choose – golden rules for expanding space

Corner kitchens - the most rational furniture Corner kitchens are the most rational furniture Owners of a small kitchen are often tormented by the question of which furniture to choose and how to create such a design of the kitchen space so that the room does not look overloaded with furniture and at the same time fully fulfills its functions of storing food and preparing food. Designers are ready to offer a lot of options – the main thing is to follow certain principles.

Where to begin

Any redevelopment of a kitchen space begins with the development of a concept. When developing the design of a small kitchen, you need to decide what kind of furniture to buy, what you can implement with your own hands, what equipment to bet on. It is very important to think over the ways of placement.

Furniture for a small kitchen should be strict and without unnecessary decorative elements that eat up space. Furniture for a small kitchen should be strict and without unnecessary decorative elements that eat up space.

Before starting, first of all, the room is measured. Knowing the size is necessary, since furniture is often made in a small kitchen with their own hands or according to individual projects. A set for a small kitchen is best designed individually to use every corner of the room..

Important: A small room is often expanded by combining with a living room. Such a design looks very advantageous, provided that the kitchen set is in harmony in style and color with the furniture in the living room. It will also be easier to place the dining area – the table can be moved, for example, outside the kitchen, which will unload it.

In a small kitchen, the following styles are most often used:

  • classical;
  • minimalism;
  • modern;
  • country.

Which style to choose is up to the owner of the room. The main thing is that everything is designed in the same style – then the design will be harmonious..

Basic principles

When choosing furniture, there is a temptation to find and purchase small furniture. However, the designers assure that you can safely use full-size furniture in the kitchen – it is important how it is located, and not what size it is. A set for a small kitchen can also be very convenient to use..

Gray shades in the kitchen will look very modern and expensive. Gray shades in the kitchen will look very modern and expensive.

Only light colors should be used for decoration – they visually expand the space. Thus, the color of the kitchen set, walls, textiles should be light. You can see many photos of light kitchens in our article on light kitchens, well, if of the light shades you like white, then that way (more than a hundred selected photos to your attention!).

Important: In order for the kitchen design not to become boring at the same time, you need to use dark contrasting tones in the form of accents – for example, choose dark frames for photographs, interior items, a tablecloth.

It is not recommended to use many colors – two are enough. The simpler the kitchen, the larger it seems. We must try to avoid large patterns and an abundance of decorative elements for the same reason. Whichever headset you choose, you should not decorate it with drawings, especially with your own hands. Drawings overload the space and make the small kitchen even more cluttered..

Furniture for the kitchen should be matched to the walls – this will visually expand the room.

Kitchen set

Swivel headsets are still new, so think about this option, because it is very original and convenient in a small kitchen Swivel headsets are still new, so think about this option, because it is very original and convenient in a small kitchen Furniture for a narrow kitchen, as a rule? linear and located along one wall Furniture for a narrow kitchen, as a rule? linear and located along one wall

How to choose a kitchen set? It doesn’t matter whether it is purchased or made by hand, but it must meet certain principles. First of all, you need to choose narrow cabinets. Preference is given to taller and narrower models – then you can use the upper tiers of the room for storage.

It is also worth choosing cabinets of small depth – making furniture according to a project or with your own hands is much easier to do. The depth of the shelves for small kitchens can be 40 cm instead of the standard 60 cm. It is better to increase the number of shelves by increasing the height of the kitchen furniture. At the same time, two tasks are solved at once – the storage area increases, and the structures elongated upward give the room a more spacious look.

Pencil cases can be widely used in small kitchens – they can fit into dead zones and the narrowest corners.

Important: In this case, it is worth using not hinged, but sliding and lifting doors. It also helps save space..

It is best to place a kitchen set in such kitchens with a corner. Equipped with modern storage systems, this headset allows you to store more things..

Dinner Zone

A compact bar counter is clearly not suitable as a full-fledged dining area, but ideal for everyday needs A compact bar counter as a full-fledged dining area is clearly not suitable, but ideal for everyday needs Try a folding kitchen table. The advantages include compactness, convenience and versatility - it can be expanded at any time, having received a full-fledged dining area Try a folding kitchen table. The advantages include compactness, convenience and versatility – it can be expanded at any time, having received a full-fledged dining area Use absolutely all the space, in particular the one that has never been used before Use absolutely all the space, in particular the one that has never been used before Such a table is practical not only because it is folding, it is also mobile. Such a table is practical not only because it is folding, it is also mobile.

How to choose the right furniture for a small kitchen, such as a table and chairs? It’s no secret that it is very difficult to place a full-fledged table in a small kitchen without cluttering the whole room.. For the kitchen, you can choose the following types of tables:

  • folding;
  • folding;
  • transformers;
  • roll-out.

Folding tables are attached to the wall and do not interfere with walking around the kitchen until required. They are placed along the walls, and they are reclined towards the center of the room. Folding tables are disassembled only for meals. In the niches of furniture or a cabinet under the windowsill, you can place a roll-out table. It is a type of folding.

A special group is made up of transformer tables. They can be transformed from a small dining area into a full-fledged dining area. Transformers soft corners can be folded into a sleeping place.

Tables for small rooms are best chosen oval or round. Chairs in these kitchens are preferable to be foldable or stackable. If we talk about what design the chairs should have, then transparent chairs look very good. The same can be said for transparent glass tables..

Bar counters

For a small kitchen, bar counters are more relevant than anywhere else. The requirements are the same as for furniture in general - light shades, medium-sized textures and simple shapes. For a small kitchen, bar counters are more relevant than anywhere else. The requirements are the same as for furniture in general – light shades, medium-sized textures and simple shapes. Massive bar counters with a large base are not for a small kitchen! Only visually light options should be used Massive bar counters with a large base are not for a small kitchen! Only visually light options should be used

Oddly enough, in small kitchens, bar counters are relevant, especially if the kitchen is combined with the living room. The bar counter can act as a table, and also serve as an additional storage system.

Such a corner stand can take up little space, but create an almost complete dining area..

If you want to learn everything about bar counters and see examples, then it will help you this is our article.

Technique

If your refrigerator. as a rule, half empty - we recommend taking a closer look at the models built into the headset If your refrigerator. as a rule, half empty – we recommend taking a closer look at the models built into the headset

In small kitchens, the choice of household appliances is very carefully chosen.. When choosing, you need to pay attention to the following technical requirements:

  • small size;
  • embedding in furniture;
  • multifunctionality.

A set for a small kitchen, as a rule, implies built-in appliances. This solution saves space and at the same time makes the design more stylish and rigorous. Also, the technique can be placed in an extraordinary way – for example, choose a corner hob.

Windowsill

The windowsill is usually idle (and not only in the kitchen), so try to use it profitably The windowsill is usually idle (and not only in the kitchen), so try to use it profitably The window sill-table top is very rational and convenient, because the zone will also have natural lighting. The window sill-table top is very rational and convenient, because the zone will also have natural lighting.

The design of a small kitchen can be based on the active use of the windowsill. It can be easily turned into an additional shelf or worktop. If you combine the work area and the window sill under one table top, then you can use all the dead zones that are usually not used..

Storage systems for furniture

Full-height shelves are a controversial decision in terms of convenience, but from the point of view of rationality - one of the best options Full-height shelves are a controversial decision in terms of convenience, but from the point of view of rationality – one of the best options Corners are usually hard to reach and don't look very aesthetically pleasing. We invite you to approach the problem creatively Corners are usually hard to reach and don’t look very aesthetically pleasing. We invite you to approach the problem creatively

Furniture for a small kitchen can be equipped with additional storage systems. This is the best solution for a small kitchen.. What fittings exist here:

  • internal;
  • external.

The interior includes pull-out baskets, bottle holders, carousels, drawers, pull-out columns. They allow you to place things in wardrobes using every centimeter of space..

External systems include railing, where shelves and other storage containers are hung on a metal pipe.

The design of a small kitchen can be thought over so that it looks spacious. Furniture for it must be selected especially carefully, since it depends on it what impression the room will make and how comfortable the hostess will feel in it.

A variety of furniture for a small kitchen (photo)

 

More photos in the article Small kitchen design: beautiful solutions.