Angular layout is very convenient, so it is often used in projects for the kitchen. Such a layout would be appropriate in both a large and a small room. Corner kitchens, photos of which can be seen below, are often installed in studio apartments, as they save space.
Such a kitchen is a triangular zone. Furniture and appliances are located near adjacent walls. With this arrangement, as a rule, furniture elements alternate with elements of household appliances. For example, a refrigerator, a working surface, a sink, a working surface and a plate.
Advantages and disadvantages of corner kitchen
The undoubted advantages of the L-shaped kitchen layout:
- Suitable for arranging rooms of different sizes - both large and small.
- By using one of the corners, the area of the working surface is increased.
- Corner kitchens often use special rotating systems for storing utensils and other utensils, which increase the ergonomics and roominess of the kitchen.
- Under the countertop, you can freely place large-sized household appliances (for example, a dishwasher);
- With the help of the L-shaped headset, you can intelligently zonate the room by installing a dining table and chairs in one corner, and in the other - equipping the cooking zone.
- If the kitchen is small, you can install on it a bar counter, which will serve as a dining table, or perform the function of another work surface.
- The corner kitchen looks attractive and can become an ornament of any interior.
Disadvantages of L-shaped layout:
- Corner set is not suitable for installation in a narrow room, or in a room with a complex terrain and the presence of protrusions or niches in the walls.
- Often in the corner have a sink, which is not very convenient to use.
Corner kitchen can be called universal, so you can arrange such a room in any style. The most popular options should be considered in detail.
Interior in a classic style - implies the use of expensive natural materials and the presence of an average or large area of the room. The corner set should have straight, clear and smooth lines, the color may be white, beige or have a pattern of natural wood varnished.
The use of built-in appliances, hidden behind the facades, is welcomed. All elements of the decor should be combined and harmoniously complemented each other.
Interior in the style of "high-tech" - Great for corner kitchen. This style is characterized by strict lines, conciseness, simplicity and lack of decorative elements. It is recommended to use lightweight metal structures, synthetic materials, glossy surfaces. Preferred colors: white, gray, red, black, indigo, orange, metallic.
Interior in the style of "country" - most appropriate to equip in a country house. L-shaped set should be made of natural wood. If this option is not suitable because of the high cost, you can replace the tree with MDF and chipboard. For decoration and giving the room the characteristic features of the chosen style, textiles with floral ornament or in checkered coloring are used.
Interior in the style of "eclecticism" - Also great for fitting the kitchen L-shaped layout. A good option for a small or medium room. This style is good because when you create it you can safely use a variety of materials, both synthetic and natural.
In such an interior, the elements that are not compatible at first glance perfectly match. Suitable for people with good taste, developed artistic flair and rich imagination.
Variants of a corner cabinet
From the way the furniture is connected in the corner set depends the convenience of using the kitchen itself. There are three ways to perform this connection, which results in a straight, beveled or semicircular structure. Each of these options has certain features and benefits.
Dock the elements of the headset at right angles - this method is good in that it allows you to use more compact furniture, which is very convenient for a room with a small area. However, there is a fly in the ointment in this barrel of honey. The fact is that access to the space of such a corner cabinet is somewhat difficult. Particularly acute sense of this deficiency is people with excess weight.
Bevelled corner cabinet - very convenient to use, but has a modest overall dimensions. This option is ideal if the kitchen is very small and the owners have to save every meter of it.
Corner cabinet rounded inwards - Great for installation in both spacious and small rooms. The only drawback of this model can be called its higher cost, which is associated with the need to use curved radius facades.
Right in the corner you can arrange a sink. Installation is possible with a slight shift to the right or left, depending on the type of washing used. On the top there can be lockers, in one of which you can equip the dryer.
A working surface may also be located in the corner. Usually it is represented by a single cloth or joint of two pedestals. The main thing is that the doors open at different angles from the side. Above can be placed lockers. It can also be a corner shelf, supplemented with conventional cupboards.
The correct arrangement of household appliances
Begin to make the project should be the most important, that is, with the correct placement of the refrigerator, sink and stove. These three elements must constitute the so-called "working triangle", the length of the sides of which does not exceed two meters.
When installing the work surface, do not break it into pieces using cabinets or other elements of the headset. Ideally, its length should be up to 2.5 meters. If the countertop itself was made up of two parts, it is necessary to carefully seal its joints.
If the dimensions of the room allow, then the length of one side of the headset should be about 4 meters, then it will be possible to use all available space more efficiently and rationally.
The location of the dining table will depend on the size of the room. If the kitchen is small, you should place it in the corner opposite the headset. Instead of a dinner table, you can use a bar counter. Put the table in the center is possible only if the kitchen is spacious, or if the kitchen is combined with the living room.
Correct arrangement of an angular kitchen of the wrong form
If the corner kitchen has an irregular shape, the location of each element of the interior will have to be carefully thought through. Too small a room can be combined with a balcony, thus widening the potential of the kitchen.
The partition under the window can be left behind by building a bar stand out of it, which serves as a dining table.
If the kitchen has a bay window, you can organize a dining area in it, putting a small round table with chairs.
If there are protrusions in the walls that interfere with the installation of the headset, you need to understand how they can be properly used. The same goes for niches. Perhaps they will be a great place to install some home appliances - for example, a microwave oven, a food processor, and so on. Uncomfortable wall elements that do not carry a functional load can simply be hidden behind the furniture facade.
Regardless of which style of interior design was chosen, it is recommended to use some decorative elements to give the kitchen a complete look and add a little gloss. It is worth noting that the cost of the headset as a whole is almost not affected.
One of the most popular elements, which are increasingly installed in modern kitchens is the bar counter. The material of this interior design will depend on the overall style of the room.
For example, the classical design involves the use of natural wood, it is also appropriate to look like marble or synthetic stone.
If the interior of the room is modern ("high-tech", "minimalism" or "modern"), you can install a bar rack made of plastic, strong tempered glass or metal.
The bar itself can be attached to one of the walls, or carried to the middle of the room (if it is large enough).
Another important element of every kitchen is the railing. They make the suite more convenient and functional, creating more space to accommodate the necessary kitchen utensils.
If necessary, can be used in any interior, both modern and classic.
No less important part of the work is the installation of necessary lighting. It will take both a main luminaire and additional illumination of working areas. In the kitchen with modern interiors, you can use LED lighting.
If the kitchen is made in the style of "Provence", "country", "Mediterranean" or "classical" style, as additional illumination small sconces and lamps, made in the form of candelabra and lanterns, can act.
They will not break the harmony of design, perfectly fit into the interior and emphasize it. Thanks to the additional lighting of the corner zone, the kitchen will become more cozy and comfortable.