Small kitchens: space-saving ideas for decorating small rooms
Furnishing a kitchen
is not a trivial matter, especially if the room available to us is not the most spacious. In this case it will be difficult to find a monoblock kitchen suited to our needs, but fortunately the solution has existed for some time, and is called the modular kitchen .
The name explains itself: this type of kitchen is divided into several blocks (hob, low and high cabinets, shelves, sideboard, etc.) that can be positioned in totally different ways according to space and personal tastes.
Let’s see some simple ideas to furnish the kitchen trying to gain the greatest amount of usable space:
First of all
it will be obvious that the kitchen will have to expand in “height” because it cannot focus on “width”. Many modular kitchens offer more or less large furniture equipped with drawers and internal shelves that can be fixed to the wall at any height, allowing you to take advantage of a space that otherwise would probably remain unused.
These cabinets can also be fixed at the bottom, for example under a table or, even better, a peninsula that rests on the wall, making the space below also useful.
A lot of attention must also be paid to the management of the corners
: very often the corners are not fully exploited, and this, unlike a spacious kitchen, is detrimental if the spaces available are very limited.
It is enough to opt for a modular kitchen that offers “corner cupboards” , furniture that fits perfectly in the corner and that allows you to use all the available space. The best ones are also equipped with an internal rotating basket, very convenient for reaching the most difficult areas without difficulty.
The appliances such as oven, microwave and dishwasher, should be integrated into the furniture and not separated or resting on the work surface, in such a way as to increase the usable area of the kitchen and save space on the worktop.
If you are looking for a somewhat particular and very ingenious idea
this could be for you: some kitchens include pieces of furniture with a removable peninsula complete with trolley and wheels. This is a very valid idea if you need a large work area but don’t want to sacrifice too much space.
To try to save as much space as possible
it will not be enough to focus on the arrangement of the various parts that make up the kitchen, but also to ensure that the interiors of the furniture are efficiently designed.
Some pieces of furniture
, for example, have an extractable system for storing pans, which consists of hanging them on a removable support mounted on the top of the cabinet. In this way it is possible to use the base of the furniture for other purposes.
For all those who operate recycling, it could also be a problem to manage the area occupied by at least three different bins.
In this case there are two main options: buy a dustbin designed to contain several types of waste that are differentiated at the same time, or choose a kitchen that includes a dedicated area to insert the bins, with the advantage, as well as in terms of space , not to be visible to visitors.
A solution that hides all the elements of an area for storing and preparing food behind doors is called a hidden kitchen . In practice this is what at first glance might look like a wardrobe, but if you open the doors you discover that it is a fully equipped kitchen, with sink, stove and maybe even a convenient dishwasher.