If you are the owner of a medium-sized kitchen (approx. 12m2), you may consider yourself lucky, since it is very easy to insert all necessary elements in this space. But you should work hard to make your kitchen truly beautiful and comfortable.
The design of this kitchen allows not only placing kitchen suite and household appliances, but also creating a complete dining area.
While developing the design of your kitchen, the most important is not to go too far with the various designer elements and solutions. In this case you’re taking a risk of “overloading” kitchen interior.
You can easily locate all the necessary kitchen-ware (cooktop, oven, dishwasher, kitchen sink) in the working area.
It remains some free space for creation of the dining area with a big table and comfortable chairs, which is very comfortable for having family dinners and receiving guests.
If it still seems to you, that your kitchen isn’t spacious enough, you can use the mounted cabinets to make it even more functional.
The location of the bar counter is another interesting solution for this kind of kitchen, which can add it originality and stylishness.
By the way, the bar counter can be not only a substitute for the dining table, but also perfect place for the storage of kitchen-ware.
Kitchen island is the kind of kitchen space layout, which implies the placing of working area in the center of the kitchen. But in practice this kitchen model proves to be not only an additional place for cooking, but also: a function space for storage of kitchenware and dishes; dinner table; bar counter. At request, the kitchen island (whose dimensions give a lot of opportunities) can be equipped with some additional communications:
- kitchen sink, stove, cooking hood
- sockets for household appliances
- functional mounted shelves
It’s worth mentioning, that the kitchen island is intended for changing approach to the traditional way of cooking. With conventional layout, the furniture is located along the walls. So, the housewife is standing with her back to her family while cooking. Kitchen island is some sort of “stage”, where you will be the “soloist”, facing your family or guests while cooking. Besides, such layout allows you to cook a few different dishes at the same time (at that, it is very comfortable).
Unfortunately, this kind of layout doesn’t fit a small accommodation area. In order to walk and work with comfort, the kitchen island and the other pieces of furniture must be placed at least 1m (ideally- 2m) apart. The advisable total area for kitchen island layout should reach at least 15 m2.
Which object is the most important in the kitchen? It turns out to be a kitchen sink. After all, we spend 60 % of working time with it. It means that the choice of kitchen sink must be well-thought-out. All wishes, details and nuances must be taken into consideration.
Apart from its technological opportunities, it must blend perfectly with the interior and be its sequential, or, on the contrary, place emphasis on its background.
There is a wide range of kitchen sinks on sale. So how must we make it out, and choose the most acceptable option, that combines reasonable price, high quality and functionality? If you’ll achieve this result, your kitchen sink will serve you well for a long time.
The functions of kitchen sink go behind the banal dishwashing, especially as the modern housewives have the dishwashers in their kitchens.
Well-chosen kitchen sink can wash fruits vegetables, rinse working accessories, unfreeze meat and fish, leak excess liquid from the prepared dishes, wash and dry non-standard dishes, and fulfill a lot of other task about the kitchen easily.
Apart from standard forms, the modern kitchen sinks can have fancy curves and geometrical patterns, which can satisfy the most daring technical solutions. They are fit out with one, two or three bowls, one or two wings, automatic valve, water overflowing hole and garbage grinder. There is also a possibility to equip modern kitchen sinks with an additional tap of filtered water, fruit baskets, chopping boards, and even burners.