- What is the kitchen set?
- bottom line
- middle line
- The top line
- Vertical lines
- Elements of kitchen furniture and materials
- Planning of kitchen units
- The island
- Technical equipment of the kitchen unit
- Integrated Home Appliances
- Hood for the kitchen
- Filling boxes and cabinets
- Kitchen set in different rooms
- 5-6 sq.m.
- 8-9 sq.m.
- 12-15 sq.m.
- Possible styles
- Kitchen set for a small kitchen
- Individual kitchen sets to order
What is the kitchen set?
Kitchen furniture must not only be beautiful,it must be functional. If you work with an experienced designer, you nothing to worry about: armed with your wishes and tastes, needs and preferences, it will create the design of furniture for the kitchen, which will be custom made according to individual sizes.
But today the situation is such thatuse the services of a professional designer - can afford not everyone. So many take control of the situation and decide on the purchase and placement of kitchen furniture on their own.
What you need to know about the kitchen, if you started to repair their own hands?
The assembly of kitchen units can be of three types:
- Most expensive kitchen furniture, in particular Italian and German, is available to the buyer in any corner of the globe in the final (ie, assembled) form.
- The average price for kitchen furniture falls into ourcountry unassembled, after which authorized the production of (a subsidiary of the company, firm, office or franchise), it is collected and delivered to the customer as assembled.
- Kitchen Economy are delivered to the customer disassembled and assembled on-site.
As a rule, manufacturers to remove themselvescavity responsible for the incorrect assembly of kitchen sets. Therefore, if you do not hire special workers, your claim is justified may be rejected ..
To kitchen set is rightyou kitchen cabinets is not a huge, multi-subject, and lots of different modules that can be assembled exactly what you need. For example, the kitchen can be a sink in the corner, and can be in the middle of the room with a sink. Kitchen units and suggest a solution for the first case, and for the second.
The smaller the step size of the module, the kitchen will cost more.
To leave unsightly gaps betweenfurniture and walls, the modules should ideally fit into the size of your kitchen. If you can not buy the kitchen to order on the individual sizes, it makes sense to "try on" modules from different manufacturers, with different step sizes.
No less important role played by the size of cabinets for built-in appliances.
Remember, they are acquired only afterall the equipment available! Otherwise, you will not pick up furniture under the technique, and vice versa (for example, choose a refrigerator, focusing on its size, but not function).
Although, from what modules will be your kitchen, all kitchen sets are similar to features of elements which conventionally called lines.
The bottom line represents all the elements of the kitchen units in the lower part. Typically, this storage area is:
- Do not presentable kind
- Do not regularly use
Bottom line is also called the base. Cheaper just to do with the bottom line of the opening doors. But it's not always convenient, especially in a small kitchen, since the distance must be sufficient to ensure that the door is fully plowed between all pieces of furniture.
Sliding doors, by type wardrobes, require space on the sides of the module, which is also not very convenient in terms of the organization of space.
The most optimal variant considered drawers that help at a glance all of their content.
It includes all work surfaces:
- Cutting table
- cooking area
- Oven (convenient if it is at eye level rather than at the bottom)
The top line
To the top line in the kitchen set includeshanging lockers. They both visually and functionally less. Upper lockers conveniently placed on the level. It is recommended to store that should always be at hand and quickly found:
To visually make the top line easier, some cabinets can be replaced by open shelves. However, all the data stored on them should be kept in good order.
In order not to run across his forehead open doors - using a vertically opening mechanisms: the place to save money, and nerves.
An alternative to the separation of the kitchen on the top andthe bottom line may be vertical sliding column. As a rule, they are all high-rise construction in the kitchen from floor to ceiling. In these cabinets is conveniently stored as home appliances and products (especially if it is "strategic" stocks groceries). But it is well fit into the interior of this furniture is only in the spacious room, from her best avoided in the small kitchen.
Elements of kitchen furniture and materials
In a properly mounted kitchen units are not endsYou should be seen. Therefore, by and large, no matter how they look. But what should be paid attention to, because it is a facade. Since they are a kind of "face" of kitchen units, they are part of the total cost of furniture is very significant.
The more original facades, the more they will cost you.
Facades can be made of:
- Particleboard / MDF
Glass is most often used for the upper line of kitchen units, in fact, in this way, it becomes visually lighter.
All decorative items are also good value for money. The more - the more expensive it will cost you a kitchen set. However, this may not always be comfortable with the hygiene point of rhenium, because they settled on the soot and fumes will be an excellent breeding ground for bacteria.
Smooth facades saturated colors are the ideal solution for any kitchen.
The functionality depends on the countertop, it is made of any material.
Laminated chipboard - the most democratic at the priceoption. However, such a table top will serve you from the forces of ten years, after which it will have to change. Particular attention should be paid to all the joints: they should be well treated. Otherwise, there may be inside the water, from which the table top can start to rot.
Stone countertops are considered the mostpractical. Naturalnyey stone quite porous and tend to accumulate water. Countertops made of artificial stone from this point of view is more practical, but put her anything hotter experts do not recommend.
Professional chefs preferstainless steel worktops. They are easy to clean, does not absorb water, their appearance is not particularly deteriorate during operation. But the aesthetics of a countertop - conditional. Rather, it will fit into the kitchen in the style of hi-tech or minimalism, rather than in a romantic Provencal cuisine.
As already mentioned, in a properly assembled kitchen - furniture ends are not visible, therefore their appearance is not so important. Much more important practicality.
Modules of chipboard / MDF are not intended for re-assembly. Having collected a kitchen one day - it is better not to dismantle (even if the move!).
But sometimes it happens that the ends are visible. In this case, you can install a special end-lockers cupboards that will smooth out the angles of the main modules. If you're worried about the price, remember - the shelves without doors will be cheaper than closed cupboards. Also, the price depends on the shape: semicircular cabinets more triangular.
Planning of kitchen units
The linear layout suggests that all moduleskitchen units are built in a strict line. It is very convenient for narrow and elongated kitchen. To that with such a layout of the kitchen can handle more than one person, but several (which significantly saves time and energy, for example, during the preparation of large family gatherings).
Corner kitchen sets very practical, becauseeverything necessary for cooking (all functional areas) are located in close proximity to each other. It is very important that the location of the doors and drawers, because it is desirable that they interfere with each other as little as possible.
If your kitchen is wide enough anglekitchen set can be replaced by U-shaped. In such a plan is not likely to fit kitchenette and dining table, but the kitchen itself will be extremely functional work area.
When a U-shaped layout is desirable that the apron covered her completely, not partially.
The only option plan, whichcategorically can not be used for a small kitchen - it is an island layout. For it needs space to be able to move freely from the "island" to the "island." And what is the functionality of the island can be released - see the photo below.
Technical equipment of the kitchen unit
Integrated Home Appliances
For built-in appliances in the kitchen include:
All this can be hidden from prying eyesIt offers elegant wardrobes of the total ensemble. However, under the best technique to make furniture to order and only after it will be immediately available.
Hood for the kitchen
To your kitchen has served you as long as possible,it is desirable to equip its hood. Through drawing on the furniture will settle the minimum amount of grease and dirt. A hood that is not distracting from the overall ensemble - it can also disguise a hinged facade.
Filling boxes and cabinets
Special separators, supports and other"Soup", which can be placed inside the kitchen units, most often, are not included. Traditionally, the kitchen units are equipped with only the bare shelves, and all the rest have to buy separately. Ideally - at the same time set. To some extent this fact somewhat depressing. But on the other hand - you can always arrange space for storage exactly as it is necessary for you personally.
Kitchen set in different rooms
In the kitchen, no more than six square meters is better not to clutter the space for equipment cabinets. Also it is necessary to abandon the cabinet-columns in favor of hanging lockers and a pair of bollards at the bottom line.
In the kitchen, from eight to nine square meters,except line of kitchen units, will look good or corner of the island, where dining area is highlighted separately. In this case, the kitchen will serve not only its direct purpose, but also serve as a small dining room or a place of friendly get-togethers.
This would be enough space to accommodate a kitchen set any plan.
The lower parts - the better! Kitchen set in this case must include cabinets for built-in equipment. A feature bright and stylish accent may well take on the apron. Recommended materials for kitchen furniture in the style of minimalism:
- Wood (without decor)
Stylized under the furniture of the last century kitchen set - today one of the most popular trends. But all should be in moderation! Including, and original details.
This style is ideal material becomes a tree. From the exotic wood should be abandoned in favor specific to your area.
And here it is just the opposite - would be appropriate the most exotic species of trees and rich bright colors. The main thing - to stand it all in a single category.
Kitchen set for a small kitchen
- Choose furniture rounded, flowing forms.
- Prefer lighter materials.
- Instead of swinging doors is better to use drawers and vertically opening "an accordion."
- Not more than aggravating circumstances kitchen decor on the facades.
Individual kitchen sets to order
Kitchens to order - the ideal solution formodern apartments. It is not necessary to create a kitchen set "from scratch": many of today's manufacturers offer to produce a kitchen on existing designs, but with individual dimensions.