1. Design and dimensions A small kitchen can be enlarged with visual effects: cool and light tones expand the boundaries of the room, a mirror will add depth, and light curtains allow maximum natural light to pass through.
2. Arrangement of furniture There are three most common kitchen configurations:
Straight (Linear) – ideal for narrow spaces. The advantages of such a kitchen are obvious: everything is at hand, the working tops are as close to each other as possible, and the hanging elements can be placed in several tiers.
U-shaped – makes it possible to make the most optimal use of a square room. The “U” scheme economically distributes the kitchen space and even allows you to organize a kitchen-dining room. The corners of such a kitchen are maximally involved, and the layout is considered the safest. The working triangle is completely isolated from the through traffic, which is also important.
Corner or L-shaped – this layout can be successfully used in square, and in narrow small rooms. It is versatile and very practical. This arrangement of furniture and equipment makes it possible to use the window area, allows you to fully zone the kitchen into a cooking area and a dining area.
3. Working triangle The working triangle is the route of a person’s movement in the cooking process – a sink-stove-refrigerator. When planning a kitchen, it should be equipped as comfortably and safely as possible.
4. Selection of furniture For a small and functional kitchen, choose compact furniture with convenient storage systems. Convertible furniture and narrow cabinets will not be superfluous. And to diversify the interior, choose products with elements of glass and chrome.
5. Installation of equipment The dishwasher and sink must be side by side in a line, otherwise, it will be inconvenient to load the dishes. In exceptional cases, the dishwasher is positioned at an angle to the sink.