Kitchen without wall cabinets: convenience and space
In a modern, practical and comfortable kitchen, it is simply impossible to do without the usual wall cabinets. So many people think. But this statement is fundamentally wrong. Kitchen design without wall cabinets is not only a progressive and bold decision, but also quite practical. Let's look at the general nuances in detail.
Photo: kitchen without wall cabinets in industrial style
What kind of kitchen is it suitable for?
We can definitely say that this solution cannot be applied in a small-sized kitchen. The floor area should exceed 20 square meters. As an option, combine the living room and kitchen.
Tip: the best option is a wide, spacious room with a large window: in this way, the headsets can be optimally arranged.
What is the point?
Kitchen without upper cabinets involves storing all utensils in the lower modules and dressers. As a rule, such a kitchen layout provides for a kitchen island, cabinets under which are used to store dishes and other accessories.
Headset location methods
There are such ways to place the headset:
- island - furniture along the walls may be absent, and the kitchen island is the main part, the area where cooking takes place. Cabinets with household appliances are nearby, so it was easy to get the pan from the oven or pan from the stove.
- linear - along the base wall there are low modules, on top of which is a table top. Cabinets do not block the wall, so there is a great opportunity to decorate it. It is decorated with photographs, paintings - the main thing is that they do not weigh down the space. Wall cabinets can be positioned opposite the wall.
- angular - its principle is similar to the linear one, however the headsets are made in an L-shaped configuration. It is located in one of the corners of the room, and there are separate high modules, most often - on the opposite wall.
Photo: corner layout
Photo: linear arrangement
Photo: island location
What are the advantages of such an arrangement?
The first thing that catches your eye is space: without upper cabinets, the room becomes lighter.
Empty walls, on which cabinets used to hang, can now be decorated. It gives a wide scope for imagination: an experienced designer can create the most incredible decor and embody any style.
This kitchen is quite functional for the hostess, who often cooks. Hinged shelves do not block the light, and column-type cabinets are good for built-in appliances.
Empty walls can be attributed to both advantages and disadvantages. Still, much of the usable area is lost. The kitchen is a room with certain functions, and it is not entirely correct to sacrifice some of them.
In addition, with constant work creates a significant load on the spine. In the absence of upper cabinets, almost everything needed is under the table surface, and this leads to the fact that there is a need to bend much more often.
Photo: decorating an empty wall with a picture
The question is the organization of work area lighting. In the presence of wall cabinets everything is simple: the lamps are installed on the bottom surface of wall cabinets. In our case, when the upper part of the headset is absent, movable brackets can be arranged for the lamps. During cooking, such a lamp can be sent to where it should be, and after finishing work, return it to its original position, near the wall.
Tip: for standard apartments with low ceilings, built-in lamps mounted on the ceiling will be a good option. For ceilings of sufficient height, a good solution is pendant lamps with adjustable length.
So, a kitchen without a top floor is a pretty risky decision. The design of this kitchen is original, interesting and with the right approach will be the highlight of your home. Therefore, if possible and desired, it is imperative to decide on this step.