How to design a kitchen design in small Khrushchev?
Apartments, which are popularly called "Khrushchev", were built during the reign of Khrushchev on standard projects. Basically they are small in size. Accordingly, the kitchens in such apartments are also small, with an area of about 5 square meters, which significantly limits the possibilities for creating a stylish interior design project.
Despite the fact that the appointment of a small-sized kitchen in Khrushchev is first and foremost the preparation of food, often right there, and not in the living room, the whole family gathers for joint meals, and sometimes guests receive meals. The main task in the repair and design of the interior of such a kitchen is to preserve a maximum of free space and visually expand the room.
Photo: glass table will create the illusion of increasing space
In order to maximize the space in a small Khrushchev apartment, the kitchen during renovation is often combined with the living room. In this case, the space can be zoned using finishes, floor level differences and split-level ceilings. The bar counter will also help to divide cooking and eating areas. Removing the wall you need to take care of high-quality powerful hood, so that smells do not spread throughout the apartment.
If the kitchen has a balcony, you can combine them into one space. The main thing with this, do not forget about the insulation of the balcony. In this case, on the site of the former balcony is easy to arrange a dining area. Examples of projects of such redevelopment can be viewed on the photo of finished interiors.
Installing a powerful hood over the stove or hob will get rid of the door to the kitchen, leaving a beautifully decorated opening. This will carve out a little more space on 5 square meters. Alternatively, you can install a door-accordion, sliding or hang a bamboo curtain.
Photo: option of combining kitchen and balcony
Photo: kitchen connected to the living room
Tip: before you demolish the wall between the kitchen and the living room during repair or even make an opening in it, you need to obtain permission from the relevant authorities, approving the project.
Color solution, furniture and accessories
To finish a small kitchen in Khrushchev should choose calm bright warm shades. Wallpaper, paint or plaster for walls is better to prefer monophonic. It is also not recommended to use more than two or three different colors in interior design. If the kitchen is combined with the living room, the finish will help demarcate the zones. On the Internet you can find a lot of projects and photos of interiors of small-sized kitchens with an area of about 5 square meters and draw interesting ideas for repairs from there.
Kitchen design in Khrushchev need to withstand the nuances. Kitchen set, you can even choose the color of the walls. Although bright accents are appropriate here to give expressiveness to the final image. For example, a contrast apron or juicy "tasty" prints on it will give the design a real highlight. A good option would be glossy facades, reflecting the light, they will make the room light and visually spacious. The cabinets themselves should be as roomy and functional as possible.
Photo: Roman blinds
Any reflective surfaces work to expand the space. Therefore, the technique is preferable to choose in a metal design. In addition, items - refrigerator, stove, sink - should be as narrow as possible. Embedded technology saves space. So, in the cabinet under the sink after the repair, the dishwasher will hide wonderfully.
Dining table is better to bring into the living room, if its dimensions allow. But if he stays in the kitchen, preference should be given to a round oval. Such a table will take less space than a square or rectangular. In addition, a folding table-transformer will help save a little space on the cherished 5 meters square.
Curtains need to choose light shades. Perfect blinds or Roman blinds. Curtains better to pick up light, translucent, to let in a room with a maximum of sunlight.
The lighting in the 5-meter kitchen should be bright. Well, if the work area will be additionally highlighted. For this, small spotlights are used. And in the center of the room can be placed familiar chandelier. LED backlighting of cabinets and floor looks very unusual and stylish. Another not very common technique - a mirror apron, which due to the reflection will make the kitchen seem larger.
Photo: multi-level ceiling with spot lighting
Ideas for a small kitchen
Even the kitchen interior in Khrushchev on 5 square meters of space can look elegant and expensive. Designers suggest trying to apply the following simple, but effective methods for repairing:
- the use of transparent and glossy materials in the decoration - glass wallpaper on the walls, glass facades of the headset, decorative glass elements;
- kitchen apron made of material that imitates natural light marble;
- parquet, laminate or ceramic tiles "under the tree." Combining the kitchen with the living room, you need to carefully approach the floor in different areas;
- air organza curtains;
- Exotic potted plants such as palm trees or cacti are perfect as accessories - they are tall and not bushy, they will not obscure the light from the window, but they will add extra comfort and freshness to the kitchen.
Photo: competent design working apron
Numerous projects and photos that are easy to find on the Internet will help to get inspiration and decide how to correctly repair and design a kitchen in a Khrushchev apartment. The main principle is to free the already small kitchen from all that is superfluous, make the most of the functionality of the furniture and draw as much light into the room as possible. Then it will be really comfortable and pleasant to be on the 5-meter small-sized kitchen.
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