In standard apartments you can often face such a problem as a small kitchen area or an uncomfortable layout. Because of the protrusions, niches, or a small amount of space, it is difficult to properly equip the workspace, while cramming a table with household appliances there as well. In the photo of the interiors of kitchens, furniture, refrigerator, stove and other large appliances are placed without difficulty, but on an area of no more than 8 square meters. m have to make concessions. Is it possible to correctly place the working and dining area in such a small area? In fact, it is not so difficult.
Before starting to repair the kitchen 8 square meters. meters, you need to make a plan. This can be done on ordinary scaled paper or in a special program on a PC. The most important thing is to take into account all sizes and compactly arrange the furniture and the refrigerator with the rest of the equipment. Here are some tips to help ease the design:
- Start thinking through the design of the kitchen with the location of the sink. Usually it is located in the same place where communications take place - the process of their transfer or lengthening is not difficult, costly, and also requires coordination in the appropriate instances.
- When a place for washing is determined, it is much easier to decide where to put the stove (or hob) with a refrigerator. For convenience, it is recommended to place them at an equal distance from the sink and not further than 1 m, so that you do not have to constantly move back and forth during cooking.
- For narrow small kitchens only 8 square meters. meters is better to choose the corner layout or place the headset with a refrigerator along one wall. Other options take up too much space, leaving no space for free movement.
- If the window sill is wide enough, it can be used as a table top and a dining table. It is suitable for small families of two people or for people living separately.
In the photo of the interiors of small kitchens you can see a variety of options for the placement of furniture and equipment. However, the three most popular options.
If you have an area of only 8 square meters. meters or a little more, and the shape of the kitchen is close to the square, the corner set with a refrigerator will be the most suitable choice. This allows you to take one corner with adjacent walls, freeing another for a small sofa with a compact table.
In the corner of such a headset you can put a sink or stove, which is quite convenient. Corner cabinets are also more spacious, and the convenience of storing the necessary details is achieved through roll-out shelves, built-in holders, nets, etc. Ideas for interior design of small corner kitchens of 8 square meters. meters can be viewed on the selection of photos below.
In this case, furniture and appliances occupy three walls at once. Typically, this layout is designed for spacious rooms, but it can be implemented and 8 square meters. m, simply replacing the table on a compact bar. You can also save space if the dining area is in another room.
Important! When choosing a U-shaped layout in the kitchen, make sure that the passage was at least 80-120 cm wide.
U-shaped arrangement also fits perfectly into the combined space. There is enough space in the kitchen-living room to place a dinner set on the border between the two zones. Examples of such an arrangement in the kitchen of 8 square meters. meters, combined with the living room, you can see in the photo.
The most compact and minimalist approach to the design of the kitchen is 8 square meters. meters All furniture, including a refrigerator with appliances, is located along one wall, a similar layout is suitable for long narrow kitchens. Long elongated spaces require a special approach. First of all, it is necessary to select narrower models of furniture, the best way to compensate for the width is due to the height of cabinets and pedestals. The refrigerator can be narrow or small, designed for 100-120 liters.
Built-in furniture or cabinets with smooth facades without handles visually make a small room more spacious. In narrow elongated areas it is necessary to carefully select the decor. Try to avoid horizontal lines along long walls, this will only increase the effect of the corridor. How can you design the interior of a small narrow kitchen of 8 square meters. meters, using various design tricks, you can see on the selection of photos below.
Combination with other rooms
To small kitchen 8 square. meters was more spacious, it is often combined with one of the adjacent rooms. Most often it is a living room or a loggia. The combination of two rooms is achieved by completely or partially dismantling the walls, and in order to make the kitchen even more spacious, arches are used instead of doors or partitions.
Combination with a balcony
If the small kitchen goes to the loggia, it makes sense to combine these areas. Complete dismantling of the wall in this case is hardly possible, most often only part of the wall and the door are removed. On the warmed loggia you can place a refrigerator, a washing machine, etc. If the dimensions of the balcony allow, there will fit a dining area with a corner sofa and a table.
Important! For the dismantling of windows and doors on the loggia there is no need to coordinate this in the BTI.
In place of the window, you can equip the bar counter with lighting from above, it will be a comfortable and beautiful dining area. Among other things, the counter top can be used as an additional work surface. Kitchen interior design options 8 square meters. m, combined with a balcony, you can see in the photo.
This combination is best suited for one-bedroom apartments. When deciding to tear down a wall, it is important to know if it is a carrier. If not, it can be dismantled entirely, the main thing is to agree on the re-planning.
There are two ways to increase the kitchen:
- Complete dismantling of the wall and integration with the living room;
- Moving the wall in order to expand the kitchen space at the expense of the hall.
The choice of method depends on the size of the living room. If it is small, it is best to tear down the wall completely. In the border zone, you can place a bar counter with chairs or a full-fledged dining set, depending on the size of the room and the number of family members. The vacated space can be used to house the refrigerator.
So that after the conceived repair kitchen 8 square. m with a refrigerator looked like in the photo, it is worth competently selecting materials. It is necessary to consider wear resistance, moisture resistance, practicality, texture and color.
For walls it is convenient to choose simple material of neutral colors. It can be washable wallpaper, paint, plaster, PVC panels, etc. Special attention should be paid to the apron - traditionally it is revetted with tiles, but you can choose glass as the finish. It is not worth saving on the finishing of the working area, only high-quality material is able to bear all the loads that fall on it.
The apron can also be a decorative element in the interior of a small kitchen. Bright or contrasting shades, ornaments, mosaic or photo printing will highlight this area of the room, bringing brightness and originality to a plain interior. What finishing options to choose for the kitchen walls of 8 square meters. meters can be viewed on the photo.
The floor should be easy to wash, not to be afraid of water, fungi and mildew, and also not to scratch in case of accidentally dropped dishes. The most optimal choice for kitchen flooring is tile. If the kitchen is combined with the living room, then the tile can be put only in the working area, and for the dining room to choose high-quality laminate or parquet.
Traditionally for this surface white paint or plaster is used. Modern trends in interior design dictate their own rules, stretch and suspended ceilings are firmly in vogue. Such coatings are popular not only because of their stylish look, they are practical, allowing you to mount spotlights anywhere in the room. Stylish ceiling finishes in the kitchen of 8 square meters. meters can be seen in the photo.
Important! The glossy surface will visually make the space taller and wider.
For a small corner kitchen 8 square. meters with a refrigerator is better to choose neutral light shades: gray, beige, cream, pale blue, mint, vanilla, milky, etc. To keep the interior from looking boring, you can diversify it with bright accessories or ornaments. The main thing to remember is that for small rooms you cannot use too dark or large patterns.
For interior design is not recommended to use more than two or three colors. As for the colors of the facades, it is better to choose light glossy design options. A variety of color solutions, relevant for kitchen design 8 square. m in an ordinary panel house, you can look at the photo.
Thinking through the design of small premises, it is necessary to use the corners as much as possible, so it is precisely the corner sets that are well suited for such a task. Such furniture is more compact, taking up less space without sacrificing roominess. When choosing tables and cabinets, it is better to purchase designs with sliding or hinged doors, so they will not take up less space. You can also visually enlarge the space by hanging open shelves and cabinets higher.
If there is a need for a dining area, it is worth buying a corner sofa with a small table. The sofas often provide storage systems, and folding models can be used as an extra bed if needed. It is very convenient when one of the guests stays overnight.
In a small kitchen, all household appliances should be compact. To put everything you need in one area, you should use a number of useful tips:
- A sink size of no more than 50 cm in diameter is sufficient for a small kitchen of 8 square meters. m;
- Built-in appliances (refrigerator, oven, washing machine) will save space;
- Choosing a dishwasher, it is better to buy a model 45 cm wide;
- A small oven 45 cm tall can replace more dimensional counterparts;
- You can save space by purchasing an oven with microwave functions;
- A small refrigerator up to 120 liters will be quite enough for one or two people;
- If you cook rarely, instead of a 4-hob hob, you can purchase a smaller model - 2 hob.
If there is an opportunity, it is worth purchasing a functional technique that combines several devices at once into one. This saves space and greatly simplifies the cooking process.
Lighting is an important part of the interior design of a small kitchen. For a room to appear larger, there should be enough light. For these purposes, lamps on the ceiling are used, as well as built-in lights above the table top and in the visors of the wall cabinets.
In the combined kitchen-living room you can use floor lamps and table lamps. Plays an important role and shade of light. Bluish lighting distorts colors, while golden light bulbs give a cozy atmosphere.
A good interior design of a small kitchen of 8 square meters. m implies a harmonious combination of background decoration and decoration: photos, panels, beautiful vases, flowers, etc. In small rooms it is not recommended to use too many decorations. What to choose for interior decoration:
- Curtains simple cut contrasting colors or blinds;
- Modular pictures of 3-4 modules or a couple of small panels;
- Houseplants in beautiful pots will decorate and refresh the interior of the kitchen, culinary herbs can be grown on the windowsill;
- The table can be decorated with a beautiful tablecloth, a fruit bowl or a candlestick with candles;
- Light wicker baskets are used not only as a decoration, they can store different things.
When choosing a decor, it is important to ensure that it is combined in color and style with the design of the rest of the interior.
The choice of style for a small kitchen of 8 square meters. m with a refrigerator is very important, depends on the color scheme, the choice of materials, as well as accessories. For smaller rooms, it is better to use minimalist design directions. If you want to choose a more decorative style, you should not adopt all its features, quite a few of the most obvious.
Strict and laconic style without decor and complex color combinations. For decoration and furniture, you can use any materials, natural or synthetic. The color spectrum is restrained, it is beige, coffee, milky, gray.
Furniture design should be simple with smooth facades without bright patterns. Any modular models, as well as furniture-transformer will fit into minimalism. Practicality and simplicity - most importantly, what should be guided.
For interior design it is worth choosing light natural colors, it can be shades of white or brown. It will look good glossy surfaces, they visually expand the space due to the reflection of light.
Art Deco can be entered even in a small kitchen, if you use a minimum of furniture. Since this style is characterized by the use of natural materials, it is better to hide appliances behind the facades.
Simple and beautiful style based on naturalness. The interior uses only natural colors and materials. The walls are often finished with light plaster, but the furniture can be colored. A distinctive feature of the style are aged surfaces with defects in the form of scuffs, cracks, chips. The metal elements are muffled, the chrome-plated parts will break out strongly.
The interior design of a small kitchen of 8 square meters. m in Provence style should resemble a village house. As a decor, you can use curtains of linen fabrics with checkered pattern, compositions of herbs and flowers, bouquets of lavender, etc.
The design of a classical interior differs in high cost of finishing and furniture. In the classics use only natural materials of the best quality. The basis of style is durability and luxury. The color scheme is light, close to natural colors.
The light finish of the walls and facades can be combined with more rich in tone curtains or soft upholstery. Classic in the interior of a small kitchen of 8 square meters. M and more is always relevant, design options can be seen in the photo.
Repair in a small kitchen with a refrigerator requires compliance with large conditions, in contrast to larger premises. At 8 square meters. meters is difficult to create a space with several zones, so you should choose the minimum amount of furniture, simple decor and light shades. This will allow you to visually make the kitchen more spacious, without cluttering up her.