Owners of small and even tiny kitchens are familiar with this painful feeling when they want to fit all the necessary equipment on a couple of square meters, but have no idea how exactly this can be done. The question of sufficient and full-fledged storage completely disappears by itself: the entire load, instead of the kitchen, is received by the cabinets in the living room or hallway. The ideas below will prove that you can fit everything you need in a small kitchen, and even organize a "smart" storage system, the main thing is not to be afraid to experiment and follow some advice.
Of course, the first rule of any small room is to choose light shades of the headset and furniture. Light does not mean only white. Absolutely all light shades and combinations are great! Also, take care of natural or, if this is not possible, additional artificial lighting in advance, because, as you know, a dark room visually seems less light.
Think about it, do you really need a 4-burner stove? As practice shows, usually only 1-2 burners work, and maybe only on holidays the third one is also used. If you have a small family or live alone, then almost certainly 4 burners are an excessive luxury that is simply not needed, especially in a small kitchen.
Speaking about technology, you have probably already paid attention to different models of built-in refrigerators, stoves, ovens, etc. Be sure to make the equipment built-in as far as the budget allows, or even better - performing two or more tasks at once. For example, an oven that has a microwave mode. Then the microwave will not take up additional space in the kitchen.
In a small kitchen, space must be used to the maximum, which means that mezzanines can be made, which will be made of the same material as the kitchen set. You can put things that you rarely use there: a juicer, a multicooker, a set of plastic containers, stocks of buckwheat and pasta, for example. And if necessary, just get up on a stool and get the right thing.
Speaking of light shades in the kitchen: if possible, give up bright prints and fanciful patterns on the headset and kitchen apron. In a small kitchen, this looks too flashy and visually reduces the room.
Every inch counts in a tiny kitchen. If possible, consider the idea of a bar counter as a replacement for a full-fledged table. Usually, such a rack is placed instead of a window sill, which significantly saves useful square meters.
Try to avoid rounded facades that simply steal your square footage. It is better to choose furniture with right angles, but improve it: make small drawers, high hanging shelves, built-in furniture.
Another storage idea in a small kitchen is a plinth. These narrow but roomy pull-out drawers blend in perfectly with the interior, and even accommodate many pans and baking tins!
Narrow vertical drawers also work great in a small kitchen: they can comfortably accommodate a collection of spices, oil and wine.
Pay attention to the intricate mechanisms that open up when you take them out of the kitchen cabinet. You can always find a model that suits your family's budget.
It is impossible not to mention storage on cabinet doors: with the help of metal hooks and various hanging structures, you will put things in order, and you will acquire additional storage space.
In general, it is better to make storage in a small kitchen vertical: in addition to the obvious convenience, this method of organization also uses all square meters to the maximum - and this is exactly the goal that needs to be achieved!
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