Many of us live in apartments, where space for the kitchen stands out quite a bit, the same thing happens in private homes.
The owners of small kitchens always wonder: how to make it functional, beautiful and spacious in appearance? This is what this article will be about.
Methods of visual magnification
The main thing to do in a small kitchen is to create the illusion of space. Let's start with this. We all heard that dark colors visually reduce space, while light ones increase.
In modern designs, small kitchens use the same principle. Nobody reinvent the bike.
Light colors very well cope with the increase in visual space, but do not need to be limited to them. Since dark tones are perfectly combined with light ones, the main thing is that everything should be in moderation.
And here is another tip and solution for a small kitchen. The bottom line is about the windows. The light background of the kitchen increases the space, and a large amount of light enhances this effect.
Therefore, the main thing is that the windows let as much light as possible. For this, it will be best to use light, translucent tulle or not to use anything.
Also for high-quality lighting you need to use a large number of small lamps.
This is a very worthy modern idea for a small kitchen, no need to bypass it.
Particularly strong effect of increasing the space from the lamps can be obtained when they are installed next to the mirror glossy surfaces.
Now you can talk about beauty. For this sin is not to use famous styles. After all, they have a great experience of trial and error, and their templates will simplify our work many times. I will only talk about those styles that are ideal for small kitchens:
Japanese - is distinguished by its simple-shaped furniture, with strict straight lines, combined with peculiar lamps.
But this is necessary for a small kitchen. Also a good feature of the Japanese style - a combination of natural materials with beautifully balanced light and dark tones.
Hi-tech - combines all the ideas of 2017 for a small kitchen. Its distinctive features are the use of a large amount of glass and gloss with a minimum number of accessories. All accessories must be hidden.
Minimalism - the name speaks for itself. All the most necessary and at a minimum. This applies to both kitchen furniture and color shades used in kitchen design.
Space is worth its weight in gold
Here we have already reached the furniture, here the criteria for its selection are obvious. Little space, so you need to maximize all the space in our small kitchen, and choose only the furniture that combines several functions.
So, the big table will have to be abandoned. Well, it can only leave folding. The best solution to save space will be to use the tables with g-shaped countertops.
And put it somewhere in the corner of the kitchen under the window, which will create a pleasant corner where two people can quietly talk about the wonderful life while drinking fragrant tea.
If the family is small, it is better to take a smaller refrigerator, because the space above it can also be used.
A lack of space in the refrigerator contributes to the fact that the products will run out faster and they will have to be bought more often. So they will be fresh, and this is already a plus.
Also, to adhere to the design of a small kitchen in a modern style, you need to find the right lockers.
In our case, the lockers should not be very convex. It is better to take wider than thick ones in order to preserve the total kitchen space.
For small kitchen furniture is better to use the same type. The one, which is like puzzles, is formed into one whole. If you use different types of furniture, arranged along the walls, you can get the affect of piling up.
There are hundreds of ways to visually increase the space of a small kitchen. But here we have considered only the basic principles. And the one who knows the principle of action, can develop indefinitely.