To equip a small room, it is necessary to take into account many parameters. Everything affects the size: the dimensions of the furniture, the selected shades, the texture of the finish. Identical rules work for a small kitchen, in which the angular kitchen set will look most harmonious and compact. This furniture set can be in different configurations, taking into account the location of the plate with a sink, all this is solved individually, depending on the characteristics of the room itself. So, how to choose the right furniture and appliances for a small-sized kitchen?
Corner kitchen set can be ordered on an individual project
The main advantages of the angular layout
Advantages of such furniture placement:
- Compactness. Thanks to the placement of the headset in the corner, space is saved, and if you make all the furniture to order, it is suitable for accommodating any size, even the smallest. Models made according to individual sketches can also be located in rooms with a non-standard layout - niches, protrusions, etc. The spaciousness of the cabinets and drawers of an angular headset for a small kitchen is not inferior to more cumbersome visually direct options.
- Ergonomic design. Corners not only take up more space, they are simply traumatic. Furniture with smoothed forms occupies a smaller area, differing in a special aesthetic appearance.
- The ability to create a kit to order. Furniture made to specific standards, from the necessary materials with a pre-planned internal content will fit into any style of kitchen interior.
A spacious pantry can be placed in the corner of the headset.
If there is no clear certainty what model is needed, you can search for ideas for planning and decorating headsets for small kitchens on a selection of photos. This will help to find unusual ideas for the interior.
You should not discount dark shades - rich, deep black color will make the kitchen modern and stylish.
The main types of corner sets
Such sets have two important properties for small rooms - compactness and functionality. This allows you to save valuable space in which there will be enough space to accommodate a refrigerator or a soft corner with a sofa and a table. In the photo you can see different versions of kitchen sets for a small kitchen.
The most simple to perform version, when both parts of the headset are located along adjacent walls. Such an angular layout allows you to occupy less valuable space compared to others, differing in particular convenience. As a result, one of the corners of the kitchen is occupied, the rest remain free for large household appliances or a dining area.
If part of the headset is not cluttered with upper shelves, then there will be a place for the TV
If you choose this form, it is more convenient to place the sink in the very corner, and the stove with a refrigerator at an equal distance from it. This is the so-called work triangle, when everything is near and there is no need to constantly move from corner to corner during cooking. If there is no room for a refrigerator, it can be put in the far corner. How it will look L-shaped corner set in a small kitchen can be viewed in the photo below.
L-shaped headset is very functional and fits perfectly into the interior of a small kitchen.
Another option, how to put a kitchen set in a small kitchen, is a U-shaped layout, when two corners and three walls are occupied. This arrangement is quite convenient, the result is several working surfaces. They are convenient to cook or use as a dining area. In this case, along one of the walls, as a continuation of the headset, you can place a compact stand or a transforming table.
For the U-shaped kitchen, it is better to choose light shades of facades
It should be borne in mind that with this layout there is not enough space in the center of the room. The distance between drawers, tables and shelves located along parallel walls should be at least 80 cm. If it is not possible to provide enough free space, such planning in a small kitchen should be abandoned. Too narrow aisle will interfere with the opening of drawers and doors. In the photo below you can see several options for placing an angular kitchen set in a small kitchen designed according to the U-shaped principle.
As an additional table top with storage space, you can use a sill
If cabinets, shelves and countertops, traditionally located along the walls, do not cause problems, there are some difficulties with corner models. Although they are much more spacious, in contrast to the standard options, it is not convenient to reach all the shelves in the wall cabinet due to excessive depth. To solve this problem, several methods were invented to make storage systems more comfortable to use:
- Pop-out shelves are a godsend for the design of a kitchen set in a small kitchen. They are distinguished by a wide choice of models, and also have several of the most popular forms - drop-shaped, semicircular, or peanut-like outlines. These shelves are convenient, they are often embedded in corner cabinets or models with beveled corners.
- Locomotives combine several shelves at once, when opening the door stretching one after another. This is a convenient roomy option for headsets with right angles.
- If the corners of the bollard are beveled, you should choose models with carousels. However, such a design can easily be placed in classic square cabinets or bedside tables.
Non-standard shelves above the table top and roundabout shelves in the corner make the headset more functional to use
Also added convenience is the internal hooks on the doors, nets, fabric bags, cup holders, etc.
Very practical in the kitchen are railing systems
How to place a corner sink
This is one of the most common options. The parameters of the sink are usually selected under the dimensions of the dishes, especially pots and pans. If necessary, you can choose a model consisting of separate compartments, one of which is designed for washing glasses and small plates.
White car wash at the end of a dark corner headset looks very impressive
If the sink is very large or high, it is not always convenient to reach for the faucet. For convenience, there are options with the location of the mixer on the side or in the center. It is practical and convenient to use for small corner kitchen sets, as well as for more bulky ones.
Important! You can save space by mounting the sink with additions in the form of a storage system for boards or other useful household trifles.
To save space, you can place the sink at the window
In order to keep your back tired while washing dishes, the sink should be positioned so that there is no need to bend down. During operation, the torso should be straight, in this position the muscles will be less tired. Therefore, there should be free access to the sink, this also applies to the pedestal under it or the wall cabinet. It is convenient to store dishes, detergents, gloves, sponges, etc. in them. You can look at the options for a small kitchen set with a corner sink in the photo below.
Cabinet with sink can be made higher for ease of use
The location of the plate in the corner
Cookers with ovens take up a lot of space, but a compact hob can be easily installed in the corner of a kitchen unit. The surface can be both electric and gas. If the area allows, you can choose a roomy panel on 5 rings, but the model with 3 rings will be more compact. Large plates can be placed on the U-shaped working surface.
The gas stove can be placed in the corner of the kitchen unit for greater functionality.
Important! Wherever the stove is located, there should be no more than 80 cm from the sink and the refrigerator.
The choice of colors kitchen furniture
In a limited space, you should not use dark and bright colors. It is better to choose two or three light shades as a base. Darker tones can be used for finishing recesses and niches, they will visually look deeper. The main thing is not to overdo it with bright or dark inserts.
Very impressive in the interior of the white kitchen looks a glossy apron and countertop, rich purple hue
For facing apron, you can choose ceramic tiles or glass panels. The surface can be both monophonic, and decorated with various patterns. It is important to choose small ornaments or drawings that are not very prominent on the main background. Too contrast or large images will visually make the kitchen even smaller. Stylish look inserts of mosaic or brickwork with a smooth surface. Glossy facades and light walls visually expand the space. The color options for different models of kitchen sets in a small kitchen can be seen on the selection of photos below.
Ceramic tile is the ideal material for the design of a kitchen apron
Important! When using white, you need to remember that it needs to be supplemented with brighter shades, so that the kitchen does not look like a hospital room.
Decorating cabinets, countertops and apron can be simple and smooth, it will emphasize the severity of the lines. This design is appropriate for minimalist styles. Carving, panels, multi-colored glass inserts, etc., look better in spacious kitchens. Small rooms extra decor makes it even less. It is also worth avoiding in small kitchens of headsets with radius facades, an exception may be only for smoothed inner corners.
Kitchen sets with curved glossy facades are suitable for modern kitchen styles.
MDF combined with a glossy finish
MDF lacquered facades look organic in a small kitchen. Acryl or plastic coating gives the same gloss to the surface, but they are more capricious in the care, which is very important in the conditions of the kitchen.
Glossy facades visually helps to expand the space of a small room
It is known that the gloss visually creates the effect of expanding space, the maximum effect can be achieved using additional illumination with LEDs or spotlights. The same role is played by the metallic coating. If you want simplicity, you can use a completely white headset. There are almost no greasy finger marks on this surface; this should be taken into account during cleaning. Beautiful kitchen sets for a small kitchen with glossy facades can be viewed in the following photos.
MDF enamelled white facades make the interior of the kitchen more airy
Beautiful and strict design of the headset will perfectly fit into the classic interior, where it is highly undesirable to use synthetic materials (at least in appearance). Natural wood veneer can be chosen for any finish. Such furniture by the eye does not differ from a wooden array, the difference can be noticed only by a professional. Such a beautiful kitchen has one important disadvantage - high cost.
Veneered headset creates a warmer atmosphere in the kitchen
Chipboard with PVC coating
Kitchen facades with a coating of thin film can be opaque, glossy, monochromatic, colored, etc. The wealth of colors allows you to choose furniture for every taste. The film is not the most durable coating in contrast to good paint, varnish or veneer. This option has an affordable price, and such a mini-headset fits well in the small kitchen of an economy class.
Glass and metal
Glass facades on aluminum profiles - a stylish and beautiful version of the kitchen set for a small kitchen. Glass is a durable and environmentally friendly material, it is not afraid of water, high temperatures, easy to clean, not subject to the occurrence of bacteria, mold or fungus. The choice of glass furniture should be approached with the utmost seriousness and acquire only high-quality models, they use special tempered glass.
In a small kitchen, it is better not to choose cabinets with fully transparent doors - their contents will be immediately visible. The exception is only for shelves with perfect order, otherwise the interior will look cluttered. Frosted monophonic glass is the most practical option.
Beautifully look glass panels with sandblasted patterns. If you want brightness, you can buy facades Lakobel. This is enameled glass, additionally varnished. The facades are completely transparent and reflect the light well.
For a small corner headset, this type of facade design is a real find. In a small room, it is not always possible to fully use hinged doors; sometimes pipes, ledges, corners, etc., interfere. Rollers and blinds can help out in such a situation. With the help of such facades you can hide shelves and appliances. Blinds under the tree will look good in the style of country, rustic, Provence, eco, minimalism, etc. Variants of such corner kitchen sets can be seen in the photo.
Important selection criteria
So, how to choose a kitchen set for a small kitchen, so that the decor was both stylish and practical in everyday life? The main thing is to think about the correct ratio of the proportions of the room and the size of the furniture before starting repairs. It is also important to decide in advance exactly what items and equipment should be in the corner kitchen. Usually a standard set consists of a plate, sink, cabinets and bollards for dishes, a refrigerator and a table top. If you have a place, you can think about the dining area, putting there a corner sofa and a table or a bar. Here are some helpful tips:
- For the most comfortable placement of the headset requires the most accurate measurements, in a small kitchen too little space to neglect the extra centimeters;
- You should not choose too bulky high cabinets, as well as shelves;
- The choice of materials for decoration and headset depends not only on financial opportunities. It is worth remembering that tabletops and facades should be easily cleaned from dirt, not be afraid of ingress of water and chemicals;
- If you want the corner kitchen set to last as long as possible, it is better to purchase models made of natural wood, however, care should be taken for it;
- If the kitchen is located in the same room as the living room, a compact bar counter can be used as a separator, it plays the role of a dining table, and can also be used as a work surface;
- A kitchen unit for a very small kitchen does not allow the use of a large stove, so it is better to limit the cooking surface with two burners;
- Embedded technology takes up less space;
- The shallow depth of the lockers will correct their height;
- A small kitchen looks great if the wall cabinets and shelves are taller;
- It is better to replace classical doors with folding or sliding;
- For the dining area in the small kitchen, you can select a folding tabletop, which will be a logical continuation of the corner headset.
The most convenient way is to purchase custom-made furniture, this will allow you to enter the set in a room of any size. What other tricks you can use when choosing a small kitchen for a small kitchen, you can look at the selection of photos.
When choosing a furniture corner set for a small kitchen, you should take into account the texture of the facades, the size of the elements and the color scheme. It is better to choose simple models from high-quality materials, they will last a long time, harmoniously blending into any interior.