A 12-square-meter kitchen is considered a spacious, fairly large room, often found in modern planning houses or private country houses. Here is where to turn fantasies, realizing the most daring design ideas. The area allows you to divide the room into several functional areas. Usually, the dining and working parts are distinguished, but they are sometimes supplemented with a bar counter, living room items. It is important to observe not only the overall style of the whole apartment, but also to emphasize the individuality of the room, without overloading with designer delights. Using examples, we will look at modern repair ideas for 2017 for a kitchen with an area of 12 square meters with real photos.
The kitchen of such quadrature already allows you to create bold and creative designs.
Many factors influence the layout: in which part of the apartment the room is located, what shape it has, how many people should accommodate, location of utilities. Consider the options of modern interior design with real photos of 2017.
Convenient arrangement of furniture in the U-shaped kitchen with a bright fridge
The most successful option. If you divide the rectangular room optically into two parts, you get two squares, or two triangles, in which the functional zones are located. For a rectangular kitchen, any arrangement of objects can be suitable: single-row, double-row, U-shaped, angular layout.
Linear kitchens are often used for rectangular rooms, making room for a dining table and other furniture.
It is possible to divide functional zones with the help of furniture elements, for example, a sofa or a TV stand, a bar counter will complement the decor. It is possible to combine the dining and working parts with the help of the island: we will arrange tile and sink on one part, and another for eating, on the other, which can be seen below on real photos of 2017. Large items of household appliances, such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, will stand along walls.
The set can be placed along all the walls, preferring light colors
Correct organization of corners is the main rule of modern interior design of square rooms. It is necessary to occupy opposite corners with furniture, and not to overload the free corners with anything, preferring light shelves or a large floor vase, lamps, and other interior decor items.
The square room will provide an opportunity to arrange a set of any type with a kitchen table.
On real photos of 2017, the angular variant of the arrangement of kitchen furniture, where the tile, the cutting table, the sink, the refrigerator stand on the principle of a working triangle, looks favorably. The corner opposite can be arranged as a guest: place the corner sofa with a table. If the corner sofa is folding, then this will create an extra bed for guests.
A cozy L-shaped sofa can be placed on the opposite side of the corner headset.
The U-shaped layout will be the ideal location for a headset in a square-shaped room, all the objects of the working triangle are at an accessible distance. In the front part or near the window there is a dining room with a sofa, which can be an extra bed for guests, and a TV.
U-shaped layout will help rationally use every meter of the kitchen.
With a balcony
Modern design ideas of 2017 allow us to use the balcony. This is a good idea for owners of the kitchen with access to the loggia. This solution will increase the room, placing a dining room or a corner for tea drinking on the balcony part. There you can also put a wine rack, refrigerator. If a complete analysis of the partition between the kitchen and the balconies is not possible, then the effective solution would be to use the sill board as the basis for the countertop of the bar counter, which you can see on real photos. Such repairs will require approvals and significant investments, supply of utilities.
High-quality insulation and warm windows will provide an opportunity to place on the balcony a cozy seating area after a hearty lunch.
If combining a kitchen with a balcony is not possible, install high-quality double-glazed windows for a balcony door and pick up textiles, as is done on real photos. Spend the zoning of the premises by flooring: laminate on the balcony, tile inside the room. The working version of the use of the balcony - use under the winter garden, as in the real photo below.
Winter garden will make family gatherings more comfortable
Important! Changes to the layout of the apartment will require the approval of the architectural department of the district or city administration, housing inspection, the manufacture of a new technical passport.
Combination with the living room
The kitchen of 12 square meters is combined with the living room to increase the working space of the dining room or to extend the functionality of the living room. In this case, you must install good ventilation, to prevent the spread of food odors in the apartment. The ideal option would be to organize a dining area at the junction of the rooms. The most common option: a wide through the bar or with fitted cupboards in the lower half.
The perfect solution for increasing the space can be the combination of two rooms with the division of their bar counter or island table.
An interesting design solution will be the placement of the wine cabinet under the bar. A TV on the wall of the living room opposite the working area will be a bright accent and a useful attribute for the hostess. Visual zoning is carried out through the use of various floor materials, for example: tiles in the kitchen, laminate in the living room.
The bar counter can be supplemented with a stylish, modern wine buffet.
The kitchen-living room of 12 square meters is quite spacious, but it will not be cozy and comfortable if you do not adhere to the principles of zoning when designing a room. It is important to emphasize the individuality of the dining and working parts.
For zoning, you can use a decorative plasterboard partition
Zoning methods are many:
- With the help of furniture;
- The construction of the podiums;
- Multi-level ceilings;
- Arches, niches, partitions;
- With the help of lamps;
- Contrast colors of wallpapers, floors, ceilings.
Often for zoning used the back of the sofa or the bar
There are many options for the design of the dining room, to understand which is necessary before beginning to repair the apartment. When deciding on the design of the most visited room, it is necessary to take into account the style of the whole apartment. To help with the selection, we will review a few of the most popular design solutions, with real photos of 2017 attached to them.
The priority of classic interior design is convenience, beauty, comfort, practicality. Pure classic is a lot of wood, carved textures, natural materials. The kitchen area of 12 square meters allows you to make repairs, based on the classic design. The ceiling is painted in white, for example, the decor in the form of carved stucco or relief tiles. The walls are kept in monotonous calm colors or stick to high-quality washable wallpaper. When combined with the living room, the combination of textures looks spectacular: one-color plaster in the work area and chic fabric wallpaper in the living and dining room parts, as in the real photo below.
Classic style will be relevant at all times.
The furniture should follow the general style: if the walls are designed in bright colors, then get the headsets from an array of light beige, white or light gray. In the dining room put a dining table made from natural materials of natural colors of wood. An interesting addition will be a sofa with leather trim light colors and brown accents. If the tabletop and apron in the headset are made in dark colors, then such a contrast with the white facades will add warmth to the kitchen interior. There should be several sources of lighting: lamps, sconces, chandeliers. Spotlights in the classics are not quite appropriate. From the accessories use natural bouquets of flowers, paintings in heavy frames, figurines, candlesticks.
As an additional decor, you can use the wallpaper-paintings on the wall of the kitchen in a classic style
The main features of the Baroque design: wealth, pomp, deliberate overabundance of decorative elements. Despite these features, it is quite suitable for the kitchen. Previously, this style was used in the design of palaces, rich houses, so it requires spacious rooms. Suitable for a country house or spacious apartments. Primary color: white or light cream with gold, but combinations with darker shades of wood are permissible. Golden stucco used in the design of ceilings, walls, as well as on the surface of the facades of the headset. Columns, multi-level ceilings with stucco - Baroque elements, which are presented on real photos of 2017
Elegant luxury, this is exactly how baroque cuisine can be said.
Kitchen furniture lines should be smooth and smooth without sharp corners. Curved legs, carved facades, an abundance of textured mural, decor, precious woods are an integral part of a luxurious headset. Household kitchen appliances are built and hidden behind the rich facades, the refrigerator is cleaned into a niche with carved doors that resemble a wardrobe. The dining table may be small, but necessarily rounded and massive of natural wood, the kitchen countertops are made of marble of various shades.
For modern baroque it is better to choose light colors.
The walls echo the luxury of furniture: colored natural silk, decorative gilded plaster. In the design of windows or access to the balcony using heavy materials: velvet, satin, the same materials are used for upholstering chairs or a sofa. It should be borne in mind that the design of the interior of the kings will cost a lot.
For the Baroque style choose expensive materials: natural marble and wood
One of the most exotic interiors of a modern kitchen of 12 square meters is the ethno style, which, as a rule, demonstrates the unusual lifestyle of the owners, their interests, as well as the culture and traditions of a particular ethnic group. The main features of interior design: decorative elements, emphasizing the color of a country and hiding household items.
To create an ethnic style, some details in the interior are enough - a beautiful and stylish decor.
Rough simplicity, carved accessories, bright colors and natural materials, an abundance of figurines and decorative elements distinguishes African style. Ebony figurines, African masks, jugs, tiger prints fill the interior with jungle and savanna moods.
Japanese design is similar to the minimalist modern direction, it can be suitable for a narrow elongated room. Light mobile partitions will zone the room, light furniture together with light walls will give a feeling of spaciousness. Kitchen furniture uses strict forms and without decorative elements. Hieroglyphs on the walls, colored fans will decorate the strict Japanese interiors simply and tastefully, as in real photos of 2017.
White color is the basis of the Scandinavian style, which is shown in the photo of 2017. Cold colors, strict geometric shapes, a minimum of jewelry, many sources of artificial lighting. To get away from the sensation of medical sterility, use the elements of natural wood in the design: tabletop in the color of the floor of natural wood. Household appliances with a metallic sheen will add light. Bright textile, flowers in clay pots, decorative plates will revive the interior.
The interiors of the Art Nouveau are distinguished by roundness of lines, simplicity of the facades, functionality and comfort. The lack of excess decor, the use of modern materials and functionality make modern popular in our time and relevant to the kitchen of 12 sq. M. Shades of soft natural tones immerse in a cozy and quiet atmosphere. The use of natural materials in the decoration and facades of kitchen furniture is welcomed. Floral ornaments and colorful mosaic will create a festive mood. The usual corner set with smoothed corners, smooth laminated surfaces harmoniously combines severity and grace.
Ideal for an elongated narrow room of 12 square meters. The minimum of objects, the severity of the lines, the maximum of free space will visually expand the narrow room. A large number of built-in furniture without protruding parts in the form of handles and other accessories, the lack of decorative elements leaves a lot of space. Instead of the table, you can use the bar, but larger. The color scale is monophonic, quiet: beige, gray, white paints. So that the kitchen does not look boring, you can add a couple of spectacular bright spots, for example, an abstract picture.
Lighting is a very important element in creating comfort, there should be a lot of light. A multi-level ceiling with separate spotlights will divide the space into functional areas: make the backlight of the cutting table, stove, dining room. Floor material should be as easy to use: linoleum or tile.
The newly emerging style is associated with IKEA kitchen furniture and is characterized by freedom of choice. There are no clear and well-established rules and conventions. In other words, it is a mixture of different styles. In the interior of modern contemporaries take the most modern achievements and are connected with your favorite colors and directions. Since preference is given to open space, it is excellent for combining a living room and kitchen on an area of 12 sq. M.
Contemporara combines functional room zoning and decorative elements of the situation. For visual separation using a bar with lighting, it is also important overhead lighting and lighting workstations. In the design of the headset using modern materials (for example, laminated plastic). To design the windows choose textiles. For accents - bright facades of the headset. It can implement the most modern ideas in the design, is a massive and affordable style.
The working area is also called the "working triangle", where the tile, cutting table, sink, refrigerator are located at a distance of no more than 50 cm from each other. The simplest placement option is achieved in corner or double-row headsets. A modern solution would be to use the island on which the tile and the cutting table will be located, and the sink, dishwasher and refrigerator will be located opposite, in kitchen cabinets. The oven and microwave are conveniently placed on a high module near the refrigerator.
For a modern kitchen with an area of 12 square meters, a kitchen set can be chosen from models available in salons, the choice is quite wide, but in private homes a gas boiler is often installed in the kitchen, which is difficult to hide. There is a way out, you can order a kitchen set for a personal project, then the gas boiler can then be placed in a special kitchen cabinet that meets all safety requirements and has the same facades with other kitchen items.
Not a bad decision, beat the difference in height and width of objects, niches and columns. The area of 12 square meters allows you to make a dining area consisting of a small folding table and light chairs, a variant of the corner sofa near the window, rolling onto the wall opposite to the working area, is possible, as in the real photos of 2017.
Tip! A popular trick is to arrange headset items in one line along the walls, but this makes the room faceless and dull. It is necessary to revive the situation either with decorative elements, or by combining functional areas with the removal of the furniture in the center of the kitchen (island).
The kitchen of 12 square meters is a good platform for the implementation of modern ideas of the owners of the apartment or private house. However, it is important not to overload the interior with unnecessary details, consider the layout and functionality of the kitchen room. The bet must be made on practicality and comfort for all family members.