Cabinet for dishes in the kitchen
A kitchen cabinet is a necessary piece of furniture in every home. The history of the cabinet for dishes rests on the roots in the XIII century. Then it was expensive and made only to order, it was decorated with carvings and gilding. Nowadays, thanks to a wide variety of models and affordable prices, it is not difficult to purchase a kitchen cabinet.
A cabinet of modest size, in which they keep everyday, easily friable dishes.
Its type is a drying cabinet, which is a device without a bottom with lattices for dishes and a tray for droplets of flowing water. In accordance with the size of the cabinet get a dryer with one or two levels.
According to the standards, the depth of the hanging cabinet varies around 30 centimeters. If you need a deeper version, it will have to do to order.
It is a rack with open shelves, a kind of cabinet without doors, very roomy, so that all the necessary utensils are always at hand. Ideal for a small kitchen, not afraid of moisture and temperature changes. Most often the shelves are made from plastic or combine metal and wood. A model made of wood will fit perfectly into a classic interior, especially if you foresee here a small number of closed shelves.
If your kitchen is equipped in modern style, the best option would be a chipboard or MDF bookcase.
Rack of metal with patterned forging will successfully join the country style or Provence. Glass shelf with chrome-plated metal parts harmoniously looks in the interior of the kitchen, decorated in the style of high-tech.
A variant of the classic wardrobe with the original form. In such a cabinet you can arrange the dishes diagonally, which will allow you to observe it from different points of the kitchen. It takes up little space, is very roomy, brightens up the emptiness of the corner and is wonderfully combined with the main headset.
The word "buffet" came to us from France, originally so called a small room for storing food, and later they began to call it a special counter for selling snacks. And only from the XIII century. the object has become familiar to us, it was a large closed cabinet. Modern models of this cabinet have undergone some changes, become more "stately" and elegant, complemented by drawers for large plates and bottles of wine.
There are two types of buffets: classic open and closed.
Glass narrow closet. Sometimes even upper and lower parts are made of glass. As a rule, such cabinets are used to store the most expensive and luxurious dishes: dishes made of silver, porcelain and crystal products. Storefronts will perfectly fit into a large kitchen. Their facades harmoniously complement the lattice with a simple or intricate geometric pattern.
Nowadays, there is such an option as a built-in showcase: shelves made of glass with the same doors are placed in special niches.
This view is similar to the buffet, but below it and has many sections. It is possible to designate two components: the upper part with the doors of glass and the lower part - the chest of drawers. There is no open niche in the middle.
A variety of buffet, characterized in that the side walls are made of glass. In addition, it has an uneven facade: in the central part it is tall, and on the sides it is lowered.
It is a miniature nightstand for dishes, it has drawers, hinged facades and a comfortable worktop. In former times, it was used in the interior of the temple, it was kept wine and ceremonial containers. After a while, it came into use in worldly homes.
Narrow and high floor cabinet.
There are several categories of such cabinets:
Depending on the number of doors:
- single and double leaflets.
- In double case the doors can be symmetrical or have differences in size and quantity. Unusual look niche, placed in staggered order.
In accordance with the door closing device:
In addition, the canisters differ in production material:
- From the tree. Dear, but reliable choice.
- From medium density fiberboard (MDF).
- From chipboard.
Different models of canisters and on the design of the door:
The colors of the cabinet are selected in accordance with the design of the kitchen and the brightness of the lighting. In a room where there is little sun, light tones furniture will be the best option. For small kitchens, it is not recommended to purchase models of dark colors. If the interior of the kitchen does not comply with clear proportions, then the best option would be asymmetric types of cabinets or models of corner windows.
One of the fashion trends here is the use in the manufacture of facades of colored glass cabinets. In the ensemble with internal illumination such furniture looks very beautiful and impressive.
Following the advice of designers, you can successfully combine open shelves and shelves with cabinet furniture. Another fashionable trend is the absence of overhead handles at shop windows and cabinet doors. Such cabinets, as a rule, have a push and open system (clicked and opened).
Selection by technical parameters
If the cabinet is purchased for storage of ceremonial tableware, it is worthwhile to decline your choice in favor of the display case, which is fully glazed. If the cabinet is designed for everyday tableware, before buying should check the accessories: it is best if it is made of metal, firmly fixed and adapted to a considerable total weight of the dish. An important requirement for the cabinet body - resistance to high temperatures, humidity and dirt, the furniture must be durable, serve 10-15 years.
As for the glass, it is desirable that it be thick enough - about 4 millimeters. If you decide to buy a floor cabinet, pay attention to the legs: in the presence of a not very flat floor in the kitchen, preference should be given to structures that can be adjusted in height.
Variety is peculiar to this style: wood and glass are combined with metal, plastic and stone are often used. Despite the regular appearance of new models, antique furniture also does not lose relevance.
This style is characterized by bright colors of furniture and a combination of materials incompatible with each other, for example, wood with plastic and stainless steel.
The design successfully fit the shelves with bright or frosted glass and chrome. Dish cabinets, as usual, choose with open shelves.
Chic, sophisticated style with notes of theatricality, bourgeois and bohemian taste. Practical in form furniture with a rich finish, made of expensive materials. If the cupboard is made of simple wood, painted black, white or purple and has ordinary glass doors, then it is certainly decorated with mother-of-pearl, silver or gold.
The peculiarity of this style is simple geometric shapes of furniture. Surfaces made of plastic and metal without any decorations prevail. The decor elements in this interior are replaced by the brilliance of the doors of the kitchen cabinet or shelving.
Comfortable style in which fragments from several completely different interiors are harmoniously combined.
The cupboard in this style includes the following features:
- The effect of worn, antiquity, you must artificially "age" furniture.
- Low-key cabinet color: lavender, brown, sand, olive. Prohibited neon and chrome colors.
- Decorating handicrafts, handicrafts, albeit primitive, but at home cozy.
- Plain, checkered, or colorful curtains, hung behind the transparent cabinet doors.
- There are no strict rules in this style, any fantasies that create a village atmosphere are welcome.
How to do it yourself
A kitchen cabinet for storing dishes can be not only bought in the store, but also made yourself, it will give the room decoration originality. Making a wardrobe is easy, and it also saves money. First you need to decide on the material of your cabinet. Most commonly used chipboard and MDF. In addition, you may need glass, metal, foam, fabric, aluminum.
As for the tool kit, these include:
- sanding machine for wood;
- stapler for wood;
- a mallet;
- three-meter tape measure;
The initial task will be to draw a drawing, where you need to designate the dimensions of the cabinet. Then the chipboard is to be purchased using the material cutting service of the store. The front of the cabinet can be made by yourself, however, if you do not have enough special carpentry skills, you should resort to the help of a professional. As a rule, the cost of such a service is not very high. The next step will be the acquisition of accessories: screws, screw coupler, handles, hinges.
After all the necessary things have been bought, you can proceed to the assembly of the cupboard. First, it is important to make sure that the pieces of material match the dimensions of the cabinet. In case of discrepancies you need to make a fit. Then it is necessary to glue the edges of the elements of MDF. This operation should be carried out only with the ends, which are in full view.
Then you need to fasten the parts with each other using clamps, drill holes in the right places with a drill and insert a screw fastener. Using a stapler for wood, you must fix the back walls of the cabinet. After that by means of a mill to make notches for loops. The next step is to insert into the recesses of the loop, fixing them with screws.
Then it is necessary to fit the facade to the almost finished module and fasten the hinges from the inside. Last adjust the hinges with a screwdriver.
A wide assortment of cabinets for storing dishes offer companies from Italy. The particular location of buyers has won the company Snaidero. The furniture of this company is made of environmentally friendly wooden veneer, which is externally similar to expensive wood, the material does not peel off and is very easily cleaned of dirt.
One of the leaders of the French kitchen furniture market is the brand Mobalpa. It has its own laboratory, where it carefully examines the properties of materials, their durability, tests for aging and tarnishing of color. You will be pleasantly surprised by the bright colors, interesting design solutions, the individual approach of the manufacturer.
Among Russian manufacturers can be noted dynamically developing company. "Optim furniture Ekaterinburg". Today’s top-selling models include the Veronika buffet, the Dolce Vita-25 buffet, and the sideboards for the Venice and Gloria kitchens.