The upper tier of cabinets has long become commonplace in the modern kitchen. According to housewives, it contains a variety of kitchen utensils, supplies, utensils and without it is impossible to do. However, the interior of the kitchen without the upper cabinets, created with the help of a competent design, is in no way inferior in comfort, ergonomics, spaciousness to its double-row counterparts, the photos provided further convince.
The absence of top cabinets headset - this is a very stylish and modern reception, increasingly found in the kitchen
Advantages and disadvantages of a kitchen without top cabinets
Before making a decision about the absence of the upper tier of cabinets in your kitchen, it is necessary to weigh all the advantages and disadvantages of such a layout. In addition, it is necessary to consider the kitchen area, the number of windows, doorways, as well as their placement. The decision is influenced by the number of family members, as well as the frequency of cooking.
Owners of large areas can afford free space above their heads.
Having only the lower tier of cabinets, you will often have to bend over to get the necessary, this nuance must be taken into account when planning the kitchen.
The lower tier of cabinets should be easy to operate.
The undoubted positive features of the kitchen without top cabinets are:
- No clutter of furniture at eye level;
- Increase free space in the kitchen;
- Increase the level of natural light above the work surface;
- Use the freed up space to place your favorite photos, posters, pots of flowers or lighting fixtures;
- Simplicity and ease of maintenance: clean the single-tier kitchen is much easier than the two-tier;
- Kitchen set without the upper tier of cabinets will cost half the price;
- Safety: in the absence of the upper tier of cabinets, the possibility of their falling is excluded.
White color helps to make the kitchen visually more spacious and airy.
The main disadvantage of a single-tiered headset is the limitation of storage space for kitchen utensils and supplies. Open shelves will help solve the problem and will accommodate a number of items, but constantly accumulating dust will cause a lot of trouble. In addition, all items are always in sight, which means that you need special containers for storing cereals, oils, seasonings, as well as time to restore order.
Lack of storage space is often compensated for with column cabinets.
Dishes or other decorative elements on the shelves should reflect the general stylistic orientation of the room, reinforce the effect produced. If the kitchen is small in size, then it is difficult to fit all the kitchen utensils in one tier of furniture design, which means that open shelves are indispensable.
Attention! To fill the void on the wall, you can focus on the bright, unusual kitchen apron, which can be raised to the ceiling.
Black mosaic apron looks very stylish against a white kitchen set without top cabinets
Kitchen layout without top cabinets
It is necessary to plan the placement of lower tier cabinets in the kitchen, depending on the total area of the room and its geometric shape.
This option is designed for large kitchens. Placing cabinets along three walls requires free access to any drawer and cabinet. Even if the cabinet is located in the corner of the headset, nothing should interfere with its opening. This arrangement of furniture makes it possible to conveniently place the sink, stove and refrigerator - the three main components of the kitchen.
U-shaped kitchen layout without top cabinets
This arrangement of furniture allows the hostess to have on hand as many as three free work surfaces, which helps to increase comfort in the kitchen.
The lower cabinets of the headset are located around the perimeter of the kitchen.
Numerous storage cells, located in three furniture designs, can accommodate all kitchen utensils and provide an opportunity to opt out of the upper tier of cabinets.
L-shaped layout is the most popular and is successfully used for the smallest rooms. The main components of the kitchen are located in reasonable proximity to each other and create an ergonomic working triangle that allows the hostess to be less tired during cooking.
Corner kitchen layout is the most rational and convenient option.
This placement of furniture is not roomy. In the absence of the upper tier of cabinets inevitably there is a need to use additional storage areas:
- Shelves on loose walls;
- Sideboards or sideboards.
The island in the kitchen allows you to give the interior individuality and style. Here are placed numerous drawers and shelves for storage, communications can be let down, an additional work surface is created.
Kitchen with any layout using the island will easily accommodate all kitchen utensils, appliances. A mandatory requirement for this is a fairly spacious kitchen room.
With this layout, furniture structures are placed along two parallel walls. This arrangement is very convenient, allows you to have a sufficient number of places to store the necessary things, does not clutter up the kitchen. An original solution would be to install a single shelf, which occupies empty walls and accommodates storage containers and decor items. The following photos depict a similar interior design.
Attention! Kitchen without top tier cabinets will decorate the rails. They are a special design that allows kitchen accessories and utensils to be suspended from the ceiling or on the wall. Depending on the design chosen, there may be bunches of dried herbs, dishes and so on.
With a linear layout, the cabinets of the lower tier can be located along one wall, if the kitchen is small and if a small family of 2 people lives in the apartment. In this case, the number of necessary kitchen utensils is reduced and less space is needed. The following photos depict small, linearly designed kitchens.
Designing a room without upper cabinets has the main goal - to free up space, create the illusion of space, visually increase the size of the usable area. Therefore, when designing a single-tiered kitchen, it is especially important to choose the right style for the interior of the room to look complete, complete, harmonious.
Rural Provence style welcomes a certain touch of antiquity and allows the use of grandmother's furniture in the interior. In the kitchen without the top cabinets in Provence style, a cupboard, pencil case or sideboard, which were in vogue in the past, can be accommodated. The main requirement for such furniture elements is their harmonious combination with the basic furniture design. The photos below will help ensure that such a solution is immaculate.
Strengthen the impression of this style will help open shelves, draped with linen or cotton curtains with a characteristic print. Such textiles will look advantageous on windows, napkins, cushions.
This stylistic trend is associated with comfort, simplicity, naturalness. Furniture elements acceptable for country are open shelves that replace upper wall cabinets. The following photos show country-style kitchen with open shelves.
Such shelves can be both wooden and painted in pastel colors. For their filling should be used suitable dishes:
- Clay pots;
- Copper cups;
- Wooden bowls.
The absence of upper cabinets will give an abundance of free space, emphasize the style of the room.
Attic or industrial style loft requires the creation in the kitchen of the atmosphere of a working workshop or a spacious bar. Therefore, the main requirement for furniture is its ability to support industrial themes. Various shelving constructions that may well have the appearance of storage will be appropriate here.
Such furniture elements can replace the upper tier of cabinets and accommodate numerous kitchen utensils. When filling shelves, you must observe the color rules: loft accepts black, white, brown, brick shades.
The material for the manufacture of shelving, shelves are metal, concrete, brick - convince the following photos.
Clear lines and smooth facades are the hallmarks of high-tech style. This trend follows the main principles of minimalism: here everything is superfluous. A kitchen set without top cabinets will perfectly emphasize this stylistic direction.
In order for the kitchen to become ergonomic and roomy, high-tech uses special modules - columns, which contain numerous kitchen utensils. Photos of such columns are provided below.
Columns are made to order, exactly repeating the dimensions of the room and the wishes of the owners. The number of shelves, their depth, height of the modules are selected individually. Such furniture structures are made of plastic, steel or MDF plates with acrylic and enamel coating. Equipping modules with LEDs will enhance the depth of style, will add to the kitchen individuality.
This current is distinguished by asceticism and courage. There is no place for all those items that are familiar to the kitchen. Textile materials, decorative elements, cute heart stuff do not find a response. Bare walls painted in bright colors, devoid of furniture designs eloquently emphasize this style.
The versatility required of each piece of furniture will help with the placement of kitchen utensils. Open shelves, racks, as well as the age-old sideboards are not suitable for minimalism, preferring to hide all objects from view. Therefore, the best option for this direction is the use of columns - modules, capacious and capacious.
The refusal of the upper cabinets in the design of the kitchen with the right approach can make the room spacious, comfortable, different from others.