A kitchen without upper cabinets makes the space visually larger, adds natural light to the cooking area, but at the same time reduces the amount of storage space. We will guide through and let understand who is suitable for such a kitchen, and tell you how best to decorate it.
How to organize storage in the kitchen without upper wall cabinets
A kitchen without upper cabinets will halve the amount of storage space. On the one hand, it is an opportunity to reconsider your collection of dishes and appliances. Surely in the farthest corners, there are things that have not been used for a long time, which are a pity to throw away.
Layout options Linear The linear layout can be used for both a large and a very small kitchen. It all depends on the length of the working surface. In any case, a kitchen without wall cabinets will help to visually stretch the space.
L-shaped layout An L-shaped kitchen is good because it allows you to arrange the stove, sink, and refrigerator according to the rule of the “working triangle”, as well as use the corner and two walls. You can place such a set opposite the window in order to use natural light during cooking, and not the backlight on the upper cabinets.
U-shaped layout The U-shaped layout is the most convenient since everything is always at hand. True, this option is possible only in fairly spacious kitchens or with a separate dining area. The disadvantages include the bulkiness of the U-shaped headset, but the advantages that cover all the minuses are the window opposite the sink and a large working area.
Where to place the necessary equipment The hood, refrigerator, and dishwasher can be installed without problems in absolutely any kitchen. The hood, for example, can be made part of the design, painting it in the color of the walls or a cabinets, or turned into an art object, playing with geometric shelves, as in the project of Olga Maleva.
How to decorate an empty wall At first glance, a kitchen without hanging cabinets may look empty – it seems that the integrity of the kitchen is broken and something is missing. Minimalism is not to everyone’s taste, so the wall can be made accentuated, decorated with a painting, or a picture, or highlighted with a bright apron or contrasting color. In addition, you can use hanging shelves here, which will become an additional storage space.