11 tips for design and arrangement of kitchen-studio

Kitchen-studio fosters the communication of household members with each other, holding home parties and parties. And the open planning of studios visually increases the space - so that even the smallest kitchen due to the adjacent living room and corridor does not seem close. That is why apartments with a studio kitchen are so in demand both in new buildings, and in the Khrushchev, Stalinka and other "small rooms". However, sometimes the owners of studios, on the contrary, need the isolation of the kitchen to be able to retire, cook under the light of the lamp while someone sleeps, make a mess, without fear of ruining the view of the whole room. And the smells of food in the absence of walls often interfere with vacationers on the couch and impregnate all the textiles in the apartment. In this material we will give 11 tips on how to equip the kitchen studio with maximum comfort, correctly plan its lighting and zoning. In addition, here you will find 90 photo interiors and design tips.

Attention! If you want to find out about the nuances of replanning an ordinary apartment in a studio, then we invite you to read this article.

11 tips for design and zoning space in the kitchen-studio

Tip 1. Divide space into zones - visually or physically

Competent zoning - the main guarantee of a sense of order in the kitchen-studio. In addition, using some zoning techniques, you can change the area of ​​a zone, make the kitchen partially / completely isolated or, conversely, open.

Method 1. Sliding partition or door

Cloths can be retracted into a pencil built inside the wall, or simply move along its outer side. To make the light from the window in the living room penetrated the kitchen, sliding doors should be selected from matte, semi-matt or transparent glass / acrylic, perhaps with a sandblasted pattern or stained glass. Below is a design of a small studio with glass sliding doors with a layout.

Kitchen design in a studio apartment with a partition and sliding doors

The design of the kitchen studio in a one-room apartment of 25 square meters. m in St. Petersburg. The author of the project is Nikita Zub.

  • Studio apartment design с перегородкой и раздвижными дверями
  • Studio apartment design с перегородкой и раздвижными дверями
  • The layout of the studio apartment with the construction of a partitionThe layout of the studio apartment with the construction of a partition

And here is an example of the design of a through kitchen-studio with a sliding partition-coupe that isolates the adjoining bedroom-living room.

  • Kitchen-without-window-with-semi-transparent-doors
  • Kitchen-without-window-with-semi-transparent-doorsDesign of a small kitchen-studio. The author of the project is Nikita Tooth
  • Kitchen-without-window-with-semi-transparent-doorsDesign of a small kitchen-studio. The author of the project is Nikita Tooth

If the kitchen-studio has its own window, then it can be fenced off with blind doors like in the photo below.

  • Sliding door
  • Sliding door

Method 2. Partition with a distributing / interroom window or transom

If the kitchen studio borders on the bedroom and you want to isolate it, without blocking access to the light from the window, this can be done with partitions with a built-in transom or window. So the bedroom will be completely secluded, but the kitchen will penetrate the light and if necessary fresh air from the window. In addition to the bedroom, you can hang curtains as shown in the following design project kitchen studio.

  • Kitchen-living room with a glass partition
  • Kitchen-living room with a glass partition
  • Kitchen-living room with a glass partition
  • Kitchen-living room with a glass partition
  • Kitchen-living room with a glass partition

And here are other examples of arrangement of the interior window in the kitchen.

Kitchen-studio with interior window

Kitchen-studio with interior window

transom

Sometimes the interior window helps out, if you need to let more light into the hallway or the corridor from the window in the kitchen.

The partition between the kitchen and the hallway

The partition between the kitchen and the hallway

By the way, the partition with the window can simply denote the boundaries between the functional zones.

  • Example of zoning kitchen in the studio apartment
  • Example of zoning kitchen in the studio apartment
  • Partition in studio apartment
  • Partition in studio apartment

The dispenser window will allow you to partially fence the kitchen, leaving access to light and air from the adjacent premises. The niche of the dispensing window can be supplemented with a bar counter as shown in the following photos.

  • Hand-out window between the kitchen and the room
  • Hand-out window between the kitchen and the room

A dispensing window between the kitchen and the living room

See also: How to use windows in kitchen design

Method 3. Partition with an arch or portal

The partition with the portal or arch also encloses the kitchen, without depriving it of light and air.

Arch in the kitchen in the interior of the studio apartment

On the organization of the archway read in the material: Arch in the kitchen - design and manufacture with your own hands.

Method 4. Full insulation by partitions

If the kitchen has a window, then you can isolate it with partitions made of plasterboard or with capital walls from foam blocks. If there are no windows in the kitchen, the partitions should be transparent (or partially transparent), for example, glass in the type of French or veranda windows (photo).

Kitchen behind partially glass partition

Sliding glass door in small kitchen

  • Glass kitchen
  • Glass kitchen
  • Glass kitchen
  • Glass kitchen

Method 5. Zoning with furniture

Kitchen in the studio apartment can be fenced off with a sofa, bar counter, island / peninsula or shelving. Below is a photo-example of the zoning of the kitchen bar counter in a small apartment-odnushke, re-planned in the studio.

Zoning of the studio apartment with a bar counter

Kitchen-studio with a bar counter. Design by Maria Dadiani

  • Kitchen in the studio apartment
  • Kitchen in the studio apartment

Interior of studio apartment 29 square meters. m

Method 6. Zoning with a curtain

Most often in apartment studios, this technique is used to isolate the sleeping place, but why not fence the kitchen in this way? In the photo below the project of Galina Yurieva, in which the kitchen is separated by thread curtains.

Zoning kitchen-studio curtain

And another great example of zoning curtains.

Zoning studio apartment with curtains

Method 7. Podium

Under the podium, you can hide communications and built-in boxes.

Kitchen on the podium

Method 8. Zoning of different wall, floor and / or ceiling finishes

With the help of finishing the walls, floor and / or ceiling with different materials, you can not only zonate the space, but also make it practical. So, for example, the floor in the working area is often tiled, and in the dining / living area - less wear-resistant, but more "residential" parquet board / laminate.

Zoning kitchen-studio with different finishes of the floor

Different finishing of the floor in the kitchen-studio

Examples of different wall decoration in the kitchen in the Scandinavian style are presented in the next selection of photos.

  • Zoning kitchen-studio with different wall decoration
  • Zoning kitchen-studio with different wall decoration
  • Kitchen-studio in Scandinavian style

The ceiling in different zones can also be decorated in different ways, for example, in the kitchen the hinged construction or decorative beams will look good, and in the hall there is stucco molding. By the way, a ceiling beam (photo below) can also indicate the boundary between rooms, which, as a rule, can not be demolished during re-planning.

  • Zoning kitchen-studio with ceiling beamsDesign of kitchen-studio in re-planned hruschevke
  • Zoning kitchen-studio with ceiling beamsDesign of kitchen-studio in re-planned hruschevke

Method 9: Zoning with color

For visual zoning, you can use the following method - choose one color scheme and decorate in it and the kitchen, and the adjoining living room and corridor, but so that the color accents are present in different zones in different proportions. For example, the kitchen can be brighter and darker, and the living room / bedroom - lighter and calmer. An example of this color zoning can be seen in the next interior studio apartment area of ​​40 square meters. m.

  • Color zoning kitchen-studioStudio apartment design
  • Color zoning kitchen-studioStudio apartment design

Council 2. Design the kitchen as a logical extension of the living room and vice versa

If the apartment in the standard layout allows a fundamental difference in the design of rooms, then in the interior of the kitchen studio, all zones should support each other in style and color scheme. As an example, we present a photo of the design of an apartment-studio in a classical style.

Kitchen interior in a two-room studio apartment

Kitchen interior in a two-room studio apartment

Tip 3. Choose a built-in home appliances

To the kitchen area looked neater and as little as possible, the refrigerator, dishwasher and hood hide behind the facade of the headset. After all, the kitchen studio is a room in which they prepare, rest and work, and therefore it often remains in a state of "living" disorder and aggravate it with heterogeneous surfaces.

Kitchen in the studio apartment со встроенной техникой

Tip 4. Install a powerful hood

To culinary smells as little as possible spread throughout the apartment and not absorbed in the textiles in the living room, you need to install a powerful hood and cook with it always. To calculate the optimal output of the hood, multiply the area of ​​the combined space by the height of the walls, then multiply this product by 12 (this is the norm for updating the air in the kitchen by SES). Finally, multiply the resulting number by 1.5 or 1.7 (the coefficient for the electric plate).

For more details, click here: Extraction to the kitchen - what to look for when buying

Tip 5. Evenly distribute the light

Good lighting is a vital necessity for a kitchen in a studio apartment, especially if it is far from the window and small in size. To space seemed more spacious, it was comfortable to be and convenient to cook, you need to abandon the habitual placement of one chandelier in the center of the ceiling. It is much more efficient to use instead of it a few small lamps (you can, in addition to the chandelier), say, wall sconces or ceiling spots. So the lighting will be more uniform and soft.

  • Choosing fixtures for the studio, remember that they must be combined in style, color and / or finish materials. Fixtures in the dining room, living room and bedroom should be more elegant, but in the kitchen and in the hallway / corridor - more modest. Are you afraid to combine the "front" and kitchen lamps unsuccessfully? Then install the chandelier only in one area, for example, in a dining room above the center of the table (at a height of 70 cm from the countertop) or in the center of the living room, and the rest of the room light with spotlights, such as in this kitchen studio in the photo.
Lighting kitchen-studio

Example lighting studio kitchen

Lighting kitchen-studio

Design kitchen studio with a chandelier over the table

Of course, do not forget about the furniture lighting table tops.

Lighting the kitchen in the studio apartment

  • Example of zoning kitchen-studio lighting
  • Example of zoning kitchen-studio lighting

And one more tip: keep in mind that if the kitchen is away from the window, then the lamp should be chosen with the light of the white spectrum, since it is as close to daylight as possible.

See also: Choosing the perfect chandelier for your kitchen

Tip 6. Choose a Noiseless Technique

Especially carefully choose a dishwasher / washing machine, refrigerator, hood, and other kitchen gadgets. They should not be too noisy to not disturb the peace of those who rest in the living room or bedroom area.

  • For example, a refrigerator is preferred with a noise level of about 41 dB, or better 39 dB or less.

Tip 7. Use lightweight folding and mobile furniture

Kitchen-studio is best furnished with folding, folding, mobile (on wheels) and transformable furniture. For example, the table-transformer, which easily turns from a coffee table into a full-fledged dining table, will save space. Here's how designer Nikita Zub used such a "transformer" (Calligaris Flexy) in his design project for a small kitchen studio.

Interior of kitchen-studio with a table-transformer

Interior of kitchen-studio with a table-transformer

If your lifestyle is mobile, you rarely cook and eat at home, then the dining table can be replaced with a bar counter.

Tip 8. Think Storage

Use every free centimeter for your benefit. For example, a kitchen set for a small kitchen is better to order a high, up to the ceiling.

  • Kitchen in the interior of the studio apartment
  • Kitchen in the interior of the studio apartment
  • Kitchen in the interior of the studio apartment

If you already have a standard height cabinet, put the cute baskets on top, where you can put hand tools, Christmas toys, festive dishes and so on. That is, what you rarely use. And here it is possible to build a set with your own hands, making a shelf of wine holders and two boards.

Storage in a small kitchen-studio

If you decide to put a bar counter, it is advisable to choose one that has built-in shelves or drawers for dishes and trifles. Also a place for storage or a mini-bar can be arranged above the counter (photo).

  • Kitchen-studio in KhrushchevRemodeled kitchen-studio in Khrushchev
  • Kitchen-studio in KhrushchevRemodeled kitchen-studio in Khrushchev
  • Kitchen-studio in KhrushchevRemodeled kitchen-studio in Khrushchev

Tip 9. Try not to overload the interior

Avoid unnecessary variegation, an abundance of decor, bulk textiles, massive furniture. If the kitchen is really very small or dark, it is better to give preference to the kitchen with smooth (without panels), glossy facades that reflect light. In this sense, the most suitable styles for mini-apartments: Scandinavian, minimalism, modern.

And again we present you the design project of a small studio apartment by Nikita Zuba.

  • White kitchen in studio apartment
  • White kitchen in studio apartment
  • White kitchen in studio apartment

White kitchen in studio apartment

  • If you do not have a built-in refrigerator, then, most likely, it is full of a collection of magnets ... For the sake of sensation, it is better to give up the habit of collecting them. Either leave only those that are really dear to you and memorable.

Tip 10. Light color scheme will make it easier and visually increase the small kitchen-studio

In the interior of a small studio, dark colors are undesirable and are only permissible if you have very large windows. Believe me, a light color palette is much more advantageous, as it adds room to the light and a sense of spaciousness. In the photo there is a white kitchen in the interior of the studio, which before the redevelopment was a one-room Khrushchevka.

White Studio Apartment

Kitchen in a small apartment in Khrushchev, rescheduled in the studio

White Studio Apartment

Kitchen in a small apartment in Khrushchev, rescheduled in the studio

But it is not necessary to choose a white color, as a base tone beige and gray, light green, light blue and other neutral shades.

Tip 11. Use the window sill

If there is a catastrophically shortage of space in a small studio kitchen, we advise you to remodel the windowsill in an additional desktop, in a bar counter, a place for storing things or in a bench. Examples of such alterations, see the next selection of photos.

  • Sill, as a continuation of the countertop and headset
  • Window sill, converted into a seat
  • Window sill, converted into a table
  • Window-sill with niches for storage of things
  • Window-sill with niches for storage of things
  • Window-sill with niches for storage of things

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