None of the rooms in our cozy house is so multifaceted and technically advanced as the kitchen. It must meet very strict and diverse criteria – here we prepare food, hold frank conversations, sometimes we work, we receive guests, etc. And all the interior and equipment should create a pleasant atmosphere, comfort and coziness.
You can sacrifice comfort for the sake of beauty.
Anywhere, but not in the kitchen. After all, we spend more time in the kitchen than in any other room in our house, except for the bedroom of course. This is why the kitchen should be as comfortable as possible. Then, and the work of a housewife, busy all day in the kitchen, will be easier and less burdensome.
The location of furniture in the kitchen needs to be thought through before the repair begins.
This is necessary in order to avoid problems in the future, when the repair will be completed and it’s time to arrange kitchen utensils in places – where the socket is not in place, where the switch does not fit, the ventilation pipe is obstructing … The outlets in any case in the kitchen are better closed , so that water and dirt do not fall. They should be located just above the working surface. It is better to put a couple of outlets more, that would be without problems if you need to connect additional electrical appliances.
Ventilation in the kitchen is not the most important thing.
Complete misconception. The smoking of the ceiling and the darkening of the walls do not add beauty to your interior. And the smell of tobacco smoke, which has become entangled in the curtains, is altogether unpleasant. The output is good ventilation. Good exhaust ventilation and thoughtful ventilation will do their job. And curtains can be completely replaced with blinds or rudders. Sufficient choice of colors and shades will help to choose suitable for almost any situation.
The location of important kitchen elements should not be chaotic.
The refrigerator, sink and cooker must form a triangle. And the sides of this triangle should be as small as possible. So the distances that you will overcome during the preparation of dinner or dinner will be less. It is necessary to ponder beforehand how and on which side should the boxes and casements of the cabinets open. They should open freely, without interfering with each other.
The working surface must be as wide as possible.
It depends on the size of your kitchen. Here you must adhere to only one rule – with a wide surface of the desktop will have to hang more shelves and cabinets. Otherwise, one can not avoid blows to the head about these very shelves. In addition, there is the possibility to expand the surface of your table using various additional racks. On this counter, in turn, you can place part of the necessary kitchen utensils or even electrical outlets.
Do not skimp on the quality of the kitchen.
After all, modern high-quality kitchen furniture meets rather high requirements of safety and quality. It provides all sorts of trivia that can simplify your life and not spoil your moods over trifles: strengthened mechanisms of drawers and lockers, various coverings on furniture, resistant to scratches and stains, even the edges of the table are slightly raised to prevent pouring on the floor liquid spilled on the table.
Coverings of the floor and walls of the kitchen should be given special attention.
You can lay out the floor with tiles or cover with linoleum, but still these materials are cold enough to touch. Parquet is not suitable for the kitchen, because it does not tolerate moisture. Laminate in this sense is more suitable. You can combine two covers – in the dining area, for example, laminate, and in the work area tiles. Here it is only necessary to take into account the fact that all kinds of porous and artificially aged (cracks, for example) materials in case of spilling on them either leave it in themselves for good and for good. Few cleaners can cope with such pollution. Coatings for walls should meet the same requirements as floors – easy to wash, brush, do not absorb dirt and smells.As on the floor, it is also possible to combine coatings on walls.
The ceiling in the kitchen is enough to whiten.
This is only when you have a perfectly flat ceiling. Otherwise it will only reveal all the flaws in the ceiling, all the irregularities. A good solution may be a false ceiling. He can be given any shape that you think will come to him, he will be smooth and neat. And one more plus of a false ceiling – it can be built in light.
Lighting should be good and preferably multi-level.
Lamps sticking out in proud solitude from the ceiling have long been in the past. They create only the appearance of lighting. The light must fall necessarily on the dining area – it can be the same lamp from the ceiling. But also the working area should be highlighted properly (maybe halogen lamps in the bottom of the upper shelves, the lighting of the hood, there are special small daylight lamps for the kitchen …). Ideally, each lighting circuit is controlled by separate switches, so that at night, when you want to drink cold milk, do not arrange a light show, but simply turn on the local lights.
The color scheme is the most important thing in the kitchen environment.
One can say with certainty that this is so. After all, the kitchen is the hottest place in our home and that psychologically somehow balance this fact, you can choose colder colors for finishing the kitchen. But there is a danger of overdoing, because the walls and other furnishings have the ability to throw glare on the dish you have prepared. And not every food looks appetizing, when it has, for example, a greenish shade … There is a good way to determine the color of the kitchen – to try to imagine that every color has some taste. It can be suggested by the right decision when choosing the final touch in the design of your kitchen.