Medium to large kitchens

Kitchen design with an area of ​​18 sq. meters

The kitchen is 18 sq. meters, almost everything is possible – non-standard layout, the use of dark or bright colors, the organization of a spacious dining room and work area, the placement of a bar counter, island or sofa. How not to miss all the possibilities of a large space, but at the same time not to overload it? We propose to study the issue of kitchen design 18 sq. m for 6 real examples of interiors with different layouts.

Corner kitchen with sideboard and large table

The L-shaped layout is versatile, compact and convenient. If you want to create a space that will accommodate both a functional work area and a spacious dining area (or additional amenities such as a sofa or a bar counter), then most likely the corner set will be the best choice. So, for example, in this L-shaped kitchen with an area of ​​18.2 sq. m (pictured below) the hosts placed a table for 4-6 persons and a buffet.

  • L-shaped kitchen 18 sq. m
  • L-shaped kitchen 18 sq. m
  • L-shaped kitchen 18 sq. m
  • L-shaped kitchen 18 sq. m

Advice:

Kitchen plan

  • The corner set will be convenient if the stove, refrigerator and sink are placed according to the principle of a “working triangle”, and not in one line. In this case, it is important that they are in reasonable proximity to each other (at a distance of no more than 1 m). Note that in the presented example of the kitchen, the refrigerator is located far from the stove and sink (in the corner by the doorway), which is not very convenient.
  • To use the corner with benefit, you can integrate a stove or sink into it. True, the corner floor module, in this case, must have a trapezoidal shape..

Linear kitchen with peninsula

By itself, a straight kitchen line is not very convenient to use, because during cooking you often have to move along it, and therefore waste time and effort in vain. However, the linear layout can be made comfortable and very functional if it is supplemented with a peninsula or island. An island / peninsula equipped with a sink or stove will be especially good, as in the following example of an 18 sq. meters.

  • Linear kitchen with peninsula
  • Linear kitchen with peninsula

In the following photos you can see the dining area with a pantry compartment.

  • Linear kitchen with peninsula
  • Linear kitchen with peninsula

Advice:

  • The peninsula in comparison with the island takes up less space, since one end rests against the wall.
  • In order not to complicate the renovation of the kitchen, the peninsula can be left without equipment and plumbing. Thus, it will serve as a desktop and a bar counter..
  • Remember that there should be a 1-1.5 m wide passage between the set and the peninsula / island.If the passage is wider than 1.2 m, it will become inconvenient to cook, and if less than 1 m, it will become difficult to open the lower furniture drawers. The optimum passage width is 1.2 m.

Linear kitchen with peninsula

Rectangular parallel kitchen

If your kitchen is narrow or has a rectangular elongated shape, then you can arrange the headset in two parallel rows. In this case, the dining area is taken out into the depths of the room (for a narrow kitchen) or placed between the rows (for a rectangular and square kitchen). The photo below shows an example of the design of a rectangular 18-meter kitchen, in which a dining area for 6 people is located in the center of the room..

  • Two-row kitchen 18 sq. m
  • Two-row kitchen 18 sq. m

Advice:

  • When placing the headset near the doorway, to save space, the swing door should be replaced with a sliding door or completely abandoned. There is another option – to put a door that opens towards the hallway, not the kitchen.
  • What is the best way to place “work” points in a kitchen with a parallel layout? It is best to place the stove, sink, dishwasher / washing machine and the place for preparing food in one row, and everything else (refrigerator, oven, microwave oven, etc.) in another. By the way, there is another option suitable for combined kitchen-living room, when two rows perform different functions. For example, one row can be exclusively “working”, and the second can be used only as a sideboard or living room “wall”.

Two-row kitchen 18 sq. m

Two-row kitchen 18 sq. m

U-shaped kitchen with a peninsula

The U-shaped kitchen is very convenient for cooking, because it allows you to do all the work, standing practically in one place. True, it is quite cumbersome and takes up a lot of space, so there will be space on 18 squares only for a not too large dining area. However, if one of the sides of the letter “P” is a peninsula, then you will be able to organize a bar counter behind its countertop. Below is a kitchen design project with just such a layout..

Peninsular kitchen plan

Peninsular kitchen plan

Kitchen 18 sq. m with a peninsula

  • Kitchen 18 sq. m with a peninsula
  • Kitchen 18 sq. m with a peninsula
  • Kitchen 18 sq. m with a peninsula
  • Kitchen 18 sq. m with a peninsula
  • Kitchen 18 sq. m with a peninsula

Advice:

  • So that the U-shaped headset does not clutter up the space, one or two of its parts, for example, the sidewalls, can be leave without wall cabinets.
  • Remember that the distance between the sides of the headset must be at least 1 meter.
  • U-shaped kitchen with a peninsula is great for combined kitchen-living rooms and kitchens in studios, since the peninsula zones a single space.

See also the material: How to equip a U-shaped kitchen.

Combined kitchen-living room with a partition

How to combine a kitchen, living room and dining room on 18 square meters? The main thing here is careful planning of furniture arrangement and clear zoning. The design of this 18-meter kitchen-living room includes everything: built-in appliances (from a disguised boiler to a washing machine), a “working triangle”, a sink under the window, uniform lighting, a table for 4 people and a seating area with a TV. Zones the combined space with wooden partitions and a carpet. In this photo slider you can see the kitchen part of the room..

  • Kitchen-living room 18 sq. m
  • Kitchen-living room 18 sq. m
  • Kitchen-living room 18 sq. m
  • Kitchen-living room 18 sq. m
  • Kitchen-living room 18 sq. m

Kitchen-living room plan

Kitchen-living room plan

Below in the photo slider, you can see the details of the design of the dining room area.

  • Living-dining area
  • Living-dining area
  • Living-dining area
  • Living-dining area
  • Living-dining area

Advice:

  • If the living room serves as a dining room as in this project, then the dining table should be compact and functional – folding or transforming and better rectangular or square, not round.
  • In a combined kitchen-living room, the hood must be powerful, and all textiles must be removable and easy to clean. In this interior, the upholstery and cushion covers are easy to remove and clean..

Island cuisine

An island is a functional kitchen module that is placed in the center of the working area and can be walked around from all sides. The task of the island table is to simplify the work of the cook and reduce the time it takes to move around the kitchen. The only negative is that it “eats up” a lot of space. The kitchen is 18 sq. m it is possible to place an island without giving up a full-fledged dining area, but in this case both the dining and the island table should be small in size. So, for example, in the next selection of photos an example of a kitchen of 18 sq. m with an island measuring 130 × 70 cm and a square table for 4 people.

Island kitchen layout 18 sq. m

Island kitchen layout 18 sq. m

Island kitchen layout 18 sq. m

  • If your kitchen is utilitarian and the home has a separate dining room, then the island can be large and serve as a bar for quick bites. This solution is also suitable for a combined kitchen-living room-dining room, because the islands perfectly zone the space.
  • The shape of the island should follow the shape of the room.
  • Passages around the island table must be at least 1 m wide.
  • It is desirable that the island does not interrupt the “working triangle”.
  • If you do not want to carry out complex repairs with the transfer and lengthening of communications, raising the floor level, etc., then only an electric hob should be placed in the island or not equipped with appliances / sinks at all. The islands “work” perfectly just as a food preparation station and a bar counter.
  • A stove built into an island requires the installation of a circulation hood on a charcoal filter or an extension of the duct (and therefore lowering the ceiling level) to install a conventional hood.