If your kitchen has an area of 12 square meters. M, then you can design the available space with due regard to the needs and the implementation of the norms of ergonomics, but also to realize your design ideas, create the interior of your dreams. For most of the Russians living in standard apartments with kitchens in 6.5 sq.m, such an opportunity is akin to a dream. But in a fairly spacious room of the kitchen, you should not treat the formation of design without much care. The available square meters should be distributed with maximum efficiency, creating a difficult functional, but also a beautiful, stylish and fashionable interior of the kitchen space. Moreover, not always cherished 12 square. M are distributed in the best way - the room can be pass-through, have the shape of a very elongated rectangle, or be equipped with communication systems that can not be carried. For all these options in our large-scale selection of design projects of various kitchen facilities, there is an inspiring example of the design of a modern, multifunctional kitchen.
Choosing a way to plan a kitchen set
The choice of the optimal layout of systemsStorage, home appliances and work surfaces - the basis for creating a practical, ergonomic and maximally effective kitchen interior. We can safely say that the appearance of the room and the level of its functionality depend on how the kitchen set is located. That is why it is necessary to carefully prepare for the choice of the layout of the furniture ensemble and built-in household appliances:
- It is necessary to draw a plan-layout of the kitchen area (on a piece of paper or using a special program, to find a free version of which can be found on the Internet);
- It is necessary to note the location of window and door openings, their dimensions, to plot the passage of all communications and to find out whether any transfer will be necessary;
- It is important at the first stage to determine the exactThe number of household appliances that will need to be integrated into the kitchen set (the exact size of existing or planned models of home appliances can be viewed on the Internet);
- The layout of the furniture ensemble will be affected by the shape of the room (close to square or strongly elongated);
- The fact that the room is a checkpoint (in private houses and such things happen) or has access to a balcony, a backyard will also have an impact;
- Special importance will be neededArrangement of the area for meals in the kitchen area and the size of the lunch segment (it is obvious that for a married couple a small console or an extension of the kitchen island countertop, a bar counter is also sufficient, and for a large family a full-fledged lunch group is needed).
In the kitchen area of 12 square. M a lot of opportunities for equipping a practical and convenient work area. All kinds of kitchen layouts are available for viewing. Let's take a closer look at the possibilities of arranging a furniture ensemble in rooms of different modifications and functional load.
Corner or L-shaped layout for modern kitchen
Angular installation method of furniture ensembleIt is considered a universal variant of kitchen design of almost any size and shape. Even very narrow and long rooms are suitable for such a layout. This is the best way to distribute the maximum possible number of interior items (storage systems and household appliances) with a minimum consumption of useful space. Angular layout is convenient, practical and ergonomic. After all, it will be easy for you to distribute the conventional boundaries of the so-called "working triangle" - a plate (hob), a sink and a refrigerator. In the kitchen area of 12 square. M on the one hand, there is enough space for ergonomic distribution of strategically important objects for the implementation of work processes, on the other - all the peaks of the "triangle" will be located within walking distance. Another advantage of the corner arrangement is that with this arrangement of the furniture set, there is enough space in the kitchen to install a kitchen island or peninsula, a full-fledged dining group and even a table with a soft corner for a comfortable stay indoors during meals.
Angular configuration with Kitchen island Allows you to create a multifunctional platformFor the implementation of kitchen processes. The island can integrate household appliances (some owners prefer to build a sink or hob), storage systems and organize a place for meals at the table top or its extension. In addition to the practical component, as a result of this layout we also see a high level of aesthetics - the kitchen looks orderly, comfortable and rational at the same time.
Unlike the kitchen island, Kitchen peninsula Does not have complete isolation from the restInterior items and is supported by one of the edges on the wall. In a complete set with a corner kitchen set such a module can provide even more storage systems. However, there is more free space for unobstructed movement in the kitchen. In addition, the countertop of the peninsula can be extended to organize a place for meals. 2-3 people can easily accommodate for such an improvised dining table.
L-shaped layout is universal in that itsCan be combined with any modification of the dining group. Round, square, rectangular dining table with compact stools or luxurious chairs, even a kitchenette (a small soft sofa corner model) will fit organically into such an atmosphere. In this kitchen with an area of 12 square meters. M will not look cluttered.
Linear layout or kitchen set in one row
Linear layout is usually used in the case ofLack of useful space in the kitchen or with a small amount of compact home appliances and the need for storage systems. But in the case of the kitchen, an area of 12 square meters. M choice of such a layout can be determined by installing a large kitchen island or a comfortable dining group. In short, the suite is linearly disposed either by families with children, for which it is important to equip the kitchen space with a large dining table and comfortable chairs, or bachelors and married couples, for which a small number of storage systems are sufficient to maintain order in the kitchen.
When the furniture set is located along oneFrom the walls of the kitchen (as a rule, long) allows a lot of free space to remain free. Most often it is filled with kitchen island, peninsula or dining group. It all depends on the lifestyle of the family, the number of household members and their age. Someone is comfortable to eat just at the table, sitting on a comfortable, soft chair, while others are always on a diet and prefer to spend as little time as possible on eating food and prefer to sit on bar stools behind the counter.
U-shaped layout for roomy kitchen
The area is 12 square meters. M allows you to equip the kitchen with U-shaped lay-out Furniture set and embedded in it householdDevices. This arrangement of the furniture ensemble allows to integrate the maximum possible number of storage systems and household appliances in the available space. The U-shaped layout is suitable for large families who need a lot of kitchen cabinets to maintain order in the work area. Depending on the shape of the room, there may be a small space in the center for a small dining group (preferably with a round table). But, if the kitchen has the shape of a very elongated rectangle, then the dining area will have to be equipped in the living room or allocated to a separate room - the dining room.
Within the U-shaped layout of the kitchenThe headset is very convenient to place the tops of the "working triangle" - the sink, stove and refrigerator can be integrated in opposite sides, keeping all the requirements of ergonomics and safety. Even the canons of feng shui in this case is easy to observe - the water will never cross with fire, and it in turn, with a cold.
Parallel layout for non-standard rooms
If your kitchen has a balcony block in the centerRoom or it is a passage room, a link between the spaces of the dwelling, then the parallel arrangement of the kitchen set can become the only effective way of distributing interior items. With this layout of the storage system, built-in home appliances are located near two parallel walls, which are long in a rectangular room. If the room is very stretched, then the dining area as a result of this arrangement will not fit. In a room, the shape of which is close to a square, you can install a full-fledged lunch group in the center.
Color palette for finishing and execution of kitchen facades
Such a concept as "fashion planning" is notexist. Still, the layout of the kitchen set is chosen based on the features of the room and the lifestyle of the owners, and not the advice of fashion designers. But in the sphere of choice of color solutions of fashion trends there are many. With each new season, designers around the world offer us new fashion shades, combinations of colors and options for their use. But for the joy of us, these trends are not mutually exclusive for the trends of the previous season. In order to create a truly stylish and fashionable design, it is not necessary to change the color range every season. The actual color scale, which will not only become an ideal option for the execution of your kitchen, but also make the design modern, a lot. And it is necessary to start from, first of all, the features of the room and your own preferences (not forgetting about the reasonable use of bright tones from different color groups).
The choice of color scheme of the kitchen with an area of 12 square meters. M will be affected by the following factors:
- The number and size of window openings (the more natural light in the room, the more bright and dark colors can be used in its design);
- The location of the kitchen space with respect to the sides of the world (for the southern part of the building one can choose a cool palette, contrast combinations, for the northern part - preferable warm and light gamma);
- The dimensions of the kitchen set and its location (massive hanging cabinets from the ceiling in dark color will look too heavy in terms of psychological perception);
- Color palette in an apartment or house (especially in adjacent rooms, some of which can be seen from the kitchen);
- Personal color preferences of the owners.
Gray color is again in the trend. A rich palette of shades allows you to find your optimal color solution and at the same time maintain laconism, rigor and neutrality of the image of the kitchen. Gray facades of the kitchen set look noblely on the bright (mostly snow-white) background of the walls and in the company of gloss of stainless steel. Gray color is an excellent way to design an interior neutral for psychological effects on a person for those who are just trying their hand at designing their own home. After all, the shades of gray is easy to combine among themselves and other color solutions.
White color and its shades will never come out ofFashion. A bright, fresh, airy image of the kitchen space will always be at the height of popularity. After all, among us there are so many people who would like to associate the process of cooking with a lightly light image, and the interior of sterile cleanliness. If in your kitchen a small window or room is located on the ground floor and access to sunlight is blocked by plants and buildings, then the white color of the finish and the execution of kitchen facades can be an excellent help in increasing the amount of natural light.
If absolutely white cuisine is associated with youHospital operating, then use a bright color as an accent. For example, use a colorful tint of ceramic tiles for the cladding of the kitchen apron or hang colorful roller blinds on the windows.
If we talk about the design of the kitchen apron, thenIn modern design projects of kitchens one can note one tendency - the use of a finishing material up to the ceiling. Most often this approach is due to the fact that the upper tier of kitchen cabinets is combined with open shelves.
Contrast interior for many seasons in a rowIs in the trend. Kitchen area with an area of 12 square meters. M can afford the use of dark colors for the execution of kitchen facades, the design of the floor covering and even the elements of the walls. Contrasting design always looks dynamic, strict and even a bit dramatic. The alternation of dark and light surfaces can never be called boring - the design will be relevant and fashionable for many years. Remember that the use of white for execution of the upper tier of storage systems and dark for the lower one, will allow you to visually increase the height of the room.
Facades of a kitchen set of dark gray and evenBlack colors look incredibly stylish, strict and modern. The area of the kitchen is 12 sq. M. M allows you to use such dramatic design techniques, but it is important to understand that dark surfaces will require you to much greater care efforts. On the dark planes there are traces even of drops of water, not to mention the fingerprints.
This season is very popular blue color. Complex shades of blue are found both in the collections of modern ready-made furniture solutions for kitchens and in the lines of finishing materials. If your kitchen is located on the south side of the building, then you can safely use the blue shade you liked to make the facades of kitchen cabinets or finishes. Add heat to the cool interior will help the surface of wood or its spectacular imitation. A beautiful natural wood pattern will bring a touch of comfort and comfort in a strict design.
Lighting and decor in the kitchen area of 12 square meters. M
If the kitchen area of 6-7 square meters. M it is important to adhere to minimalist moods and use the decor at a minimum, then in a fairly spacious room you can afford the decorating corresponding to the chosen style. In such a multifunctional room as a kitchen, the most practical elements of the interior are most often used as decorative elements: lighting, textile decoration of windows or a dining table, serving items and even household appliances.
Modern technology is represented in a wideAssortment of goods of very different designs. If you do not consider the options options, and pay attention only to the appearance, it can be noted that a large bright refrigerator can become the main accent of the interior, a mixer or food processor in retro style can completely change the nature of kitchen design, and ultramodern drawing of the original form to increase the degree Creativity and give the room a futuristic appearance.
Use of beautiful, unusual, designerLighting fittings as a decorative element - a popular technique for creating original kitchen interiors. Unusual lighting or a luxurious chandelier will not only fulfill its basic functions, but also create a special atmosphere in the room where the whole family gathers at the dinner table and the closest guests are received. Moreover, one central lamp in the kitchen with an area of 12 square meters. M is not enough. It is necessary to take care of the lighting of all working surfaces and dining area.