Now a non-standard layout of the kitchen and the apartment as a whole is not uncommon, and kitchen facilities with a window in the middle have gained a certain share of popularity. This article will tell you how to properly beat such a layout of the kitchen.
Symmetrical window opening
The kitchen with a window located in the center is almost traditional for apartments throughout the post-Soviet space and for buildings of that time. Most often, under the window are batteries, which sometimes interfere with the placement of plumbing or furniture there. The main focus of the interior for such a kitchen should be the window. It is worth paying special attention to its frame and the area near it.
There are only a few ways to do this: custom curtains, the design of the zone near the window and the design of the windowsill.
As noted above, if the batteries are under the window, then in no case should they be removed. This is fraught with consequences - the kitchen, even if there is, instead of batteries, a heated floor, can remain without heating in case of power outages. It is recommended to place the table in front of or near the window. Thus, you can leave the batteries open and provide yourself with a pleasant process of absorption of food. The table can be installed both instead of a window sill, or as an independent element of the interior in the center of the kitchen.
A good option for the interior will be the installation of a window sill, moving into a countertop or bar. If there is such an opportunity, then it is definitely worth combining the kitchen with the balcony adjacent to it. This will visually increase the space and allow you to accommodate additional utensils. The original idea is a sunbed, instead of a window sill. True, for this it will be necessary to carry out large-scale work, and perhaps even replace the batteries with smaller ones, but the result will be worth it. In addition, at least one more sitting place will appear.
To the interior of the spacious kitchen, you can add a small sofa, which can be installed directly under the window.
This will add coziness to the kitchen and emphasize the window. Some experimental designers sometimes suggest resizing the window to make it more oblong or, conversely, narrower and taller. Such a change can completely change the "mood" of the kitchen and will make it possible to make a completely different, different from the previous, interior style.
It is best to use short tulle curtains in the kitchen or gathering blinds, curling blinds. This is due to the fact that long curtains in the kitchen are impractical (they quickly get dirty) and do not harmonize with the atmosphere of the room itself. A convenient option from the point of view of practicality can be roller blinds, which are a piece of fabric wound around a stick in the form of a roll. They are unwound and assembled using a special mechanism. They are easy to clean and make the space of a small kitchen bigger.
Incidentally, asymmetrical curtains and tulle are welcome in small kitchens.
The main thing is that they have something in common with the overall interior. Speaking of large kitchens, it is worth noting lambrequins with tulle in bright colors. Do not heap up space with indoor plants, arrange a mini-front garden on the windowsill. This will not only take up additional space, but also become an unnecessary “burden” for the interior.
The black, blue or gray frame on the window will look bright and very unusual. Especially such a window will fit perfectly into the loft and high-tech styles. A non-standard approach and at the same time space saving can be small hinged shelves installed around the perimeter of the window. Inside them, you can put small figurines, figures or service sets.
Despite the foregoing, it is not recommended to place a table near the window in the kitchen in Khrushchev. And without that a small space needs to be managed as efficiently as possible. Plumbing and other furniture can be placed along two adjacent walls of the room. Nevertheless, there remains a high probability that the dishwasher or washing machine will have to be installed in other rooms. It is best to design such a small kitchen in white with an abundance of reflective surfaces.
Well, one or two small paintings will look on the wall.
In the "Stalin" quite spacious kitchens. There are narrow, but rather high windows. The ceilings there are also high - almost 3 meters and even more. There are many ideas for decorating a large space, but the most popular is the combination of contrasting colors of the headset and walls. For example, shelves can be made of ebony, and the walls can be covered with white putty along with the same white mosaic pattern.
Ideas and projects for spacious kitchens of modern buildings are just a lot. The most popular interior design styles are loft, provence and hi-tech. By the way, Provence is characterized by small half-window blinds that will give the kitchen a cosiness.
A spacious Chinese-style kitchen with a frame in the same design in dark mahogany will look unusual.
In recent years, environmentally friendly materials have gained popularity. Wooden kitchen furniture will fit perfectly into any interior and will last a long time. From such a material you can make not only a countertop, but also a floor covering. As noted above, wooden shelves around the perimeter of the window will give the kitchen not only more practicality, but also a cozy atmosphere.
An overview of the kitchen with a window in the middle, see the video below.