The kitchen with a sofa is a bit more than just a kitchen. This is a full-fledged miniature dining room, a little living room, and in some cases even a bedroom. In any case, the sofa makes the kitchen cozier, more comfortable and more comfortable.
However, choosing a sofa in the kitchen is more difficult than simple chairs and even more so, stools, because you need to consider different parameters: design, capacity, design reliability, upholstery practicality.
Is the corner sofa comfortable in kitchen design
The convenience of a corner sofa in the kitchen is difficult to overestimate. This place is full of relaxation, comfortable unhurried meals. Sometimes it serves as a separator of space for zones, dividing the working area from the dining room.
Angular sofa allows you to functionally use the most complex zone - angle, which allows you to save space.
A small sofa is designed for 3-4 people, which allows a small family to have a nice time at dinner together.
Advantages and disadvantages
One of the main advantages of this type of kitchen furniture is its compactness. Features of its installation allow either to take a corner or effectively zonate space.
It is enough just to put it in front of the kitchen set, and on one side of the kitchen you will have a work area, and on the other - a rest area.
If the sofa is deployed back to the kitchen set, it will serve as a boundary between the reception area and the territory for cooking.
You can choose from more intricate models of sofas with drawers or folding seats, under which you can store small, rarely used things.
There are models, supplemented by shelves separating the backs. On them you can put decor elements.
It is also believed that the use of sofas allows for a longer keep the purity of the walls.
When the table is close to the wall, it is likely that it can be splashed with spilled beverages.
However, buying a sofa is an important exercise, which must be approached with the utmost care, especially if the kitchen is small.
In addition to the interior factor, when new furniture has to be entered into an existing or planned design, it is necessary to correctly correlate the dimensions with the dimensions of the kitchen and the kitchen set.
What are the corner sofas for the kitchen
The variety of sofas on the market today is amazing. Many models have been developed, including those that are transformable, differing in the degree of convenience, functionality and design.
Classic corner sofa
Classic style sofa - it's just a godsend for small kitchens. Such a model can often be seen in the complete set of a table and a pair of stools.
This model does not have armrests that will make it difficult to pass between the table and the sofa and is often easily assembled on its own.
Unlike the chairs, it is much more comfortable. Typically, to save space, seats are made narrow: the standard width of the seat is 60 cm, and if you want to choose a more compact version, you can find models with a seat width of 40 cm.
The most popular for modern kitchens are universal sofas, which can be entered into any style of the interior.
Modern furniture in the mid-price category has, as a rule, a neutral look, but you can emphasize the stylistic unity of the kitchen using the color and texture of the upholstery.
Corner sofa bed
In a small apartment, a frequent problem is the accommodation of guests for the night. A corner kitchen sofa with a bed will help.
It is the angular configuration that can provide a greater berth. It is very important that the kitchen was able to accommodate a sofa bed, which one side in length - 180-200 cm.
As a rule, you can not sleep on a classic couch because of the small width of the seat.
For a sleeping place you need at least 70 cm, so these sofas do folding. In the shops you can choose furniture with different types of transformation in the sleeper.
For a compact sofa, the dolphin-kangaroo mechanism is most suitable. The sleeper stretches out from under the seat, and the short one stays static. The mechanism is reliable and takes up little space.
Also popular are the sofas with the mechanism of a book or click-clack. The mechanisms of Conrad or Verona make it possible to make the place for sleep wider.
The French clamshell provides, perhaps, the largest area for sleeping.
Corner sofa with extra drawers
The distance from the sofa from the floor to the seat is 40-45 cm. The thickness of the seat does not exceed 5-10 cm with the filler layer. The remaining space can be used to store kitchen utensils.
In any kitchen there are always things that you do not know where to put. Very convenient place - a box under the seat.
The most common solution is the folding seat. Lifting the saddle, you can access the spacious drawer. In this box you can put large pots, a package with packages, cookbooks.
There are options for kitchen sofas in which drawers are placed under the seats. However, you can certainly store only rarely used things, because you can access them only by pushing the table.
What to look for when choosing a corner sofa for the kitchen
The specifics of the operation of a soft sofa - a high probability of contamination of the upholstery with fats or hard-to-remove dyes.
Resistance of the upholstery material to impurities, the possibility of cleaning is a significant factor.
The most practical material is eco leather or genuine leather, with which any dirt is easily wiped off with a napkin. But not everyone loves the skin - in hot weather, sitting on it in shorts is not particularly comfortable.
Perfect for the kitchen sofa fabric upholstery - jacquard, velor and others. Flock - a good durable material, poorly absorbing water and dirt. The best option if the fabric has a protective impregnation.
If a pet lives at home, which can damage the fabric, it is better to choose stronger materials with anti-vandal properties - flock, micro-velor, microfiber.
On the kitchen sofa, they usually sit directly on a chair, so hard materials are used for stuffing. Spring designs can be found only in models with a bed.
Most often for packing use polyurethane foam, in inexpensive models even foam rubber. Foam can be sold for two years, then it will have to be changed.
Good stuff for stuffing - holofayber. Outwardly it looks like small balls of sintepon. Hollofayber does not absorb moisture, it does not start mold, long keeps the original shape.
The life of the sofa depends largely on the strength and reliability of the frame. The metal frame is heavier than wood, so it is rarely used in the kitchen. The wooden frame is durable and reliable.
You can choose your choice on plywood, which also lasts a long time. The most budgetary option is the chipboard. However, note that it can quickly get wet underneath the spilled liquid.
Most standard sizes look like this:
- The standard sofa has a length of 110-140 cm, the sleeping sofa must have a length of 180-200 cm;
- The height of the seat is usually 40-50 cm, and the depth is 50-70 cm. With such dimensions, you can sit comfortably;
- the backrest height is usually 80-95 cm, but can reach in standard models and 100 cm.
Of course, the most comfortable for a particular kitchen is a sofa, made to individual sizes.
Colour дивана подбирается в соответствии с общими принципами подбора мебели. Сначала нужно определиться: одноцветный диванчик вы хотите или с узором. Это, как правило, зависит от стиля интерьера.
For classic kitchens, sofa sets with patterns, for ethno - with ornament, for minimalism and high-tech - monochrome models will do.
As a rule, in the kitchen the sofa can play the role of a color accent. Bright colors - red, yellow, orange, increase appetite.
- Monochrome sofa in the kitchen with bright walls can be chosen the same shade with them.
- If the walls are of neutral color, then the sofa can be chosen neutral, but of a different color.
- If the walls are bright - the sofa can be contrasted - this is a good solution for youth interiors.
- Neutral sofa in bright walls will balance the dynamic interior.
How to choose
A good corner sofa should not overload the kitchen. At the same time, the entire family should be placed on it.
Before buying, measure the parameters of the kitchen and estimate the location of the sofa so that it does not interfere with movement through the work area.
Decide which functional you need - whether you need a bed and additional storage areas.
When buying a sofa, be sure to sit on it, assess the degree of its comfort. The sofa should not be unsteady, it should stand firm. All other parameters depend on the purchase budget and style of the interior.
How much is the best producers
In each region, as a rule, their choice of manufacturers of kitchen sofas on any budget.
In Moscow, such furniture factories as the Seventh Carriage, Magnate Furniture, Palette, Commander, Premium, Leader, MFA, etc. are more famous.
At a price you can buy the most inexpensive options, even from 5,000 rubles. As a rule, these are the most compact corner models for 2 seats without a table and chairs in the set.
From 6 000-7 000 rubles you can buy compact sofas with a small table (round or square) with two stools in the kit.
To create such furniture, inexpensive materials are used - chipboard, leatherette, foam rubber. However, with proper handling and such furniture can last up to 5-7 years.
In the average price category from 15 000 rubles and above you can buy good solid sofas from the array with practical upholstery complete with a table and a pair of stools.
If you want to buy a corner sofa with a bed, you need to prepare to pay the amount of 20 000 rubles.
Of course, in the premium segment there is a large selection of sofas costing from 30,000 rubles, 50,000 rubles and even more. As they say, there would be money, but there will always be a choice.
Corner sofa for the kitchen (real photo)