How to house How to equip a small kitchen?
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Furnishing a small kitchen in a complete, functional and inexpensive way is difficult. Adding a dining area is an even bigger challenge. Either I or L shaped, kitchenettes and countertops optimize space without breaking the bank. Open or american style, here's our advice to equip your apartment or studio's kitchen!
- Wall units
- Modular furniture
- Folding table
- Sliding countertops
Configuring small kitchens
Small kitchens generally have two configurations:
I shaped, for narrow rooms;
L shaped, with a right angle.
If the owner decides to undertake renovations, it is possible to knock down a wall and turn it into a counter. It can be a half-wall with a worktop or a shelf, and it opens up on the living room, turning your small kitchen into an american kitchen.
Removing a door is also an easy and immediate space saving option. Installing a CMV is essential if the kitchen does not have windows, as is the choice of wall and ceiling paintings. In addition to their shade, preferably in light tones to enlarge the space, a host of other technical factors needs to be condisered such as its resistance to humidity and its ability to be washed.
Depending on the material of the walls and always in the context of a renovation, wall niches can be created and shelves can be put up.
The lighting should be functional and if possible, additional targeted lighting such as spotlights can round out the decor and ambiance of the kitchen, no matter how small.
Small kitchen: practical and functional areas
A small kitchen observes the same unavoidable rules of installation that a standard integrated kitchen does; three general zones of activity: the washing zone, the prep zone and the cold zone.
Configuration advice for a 2 m² kitchen
Small kitchen design: why choose a kitchenette?
A kitchenette is an inexpensive solution for organizing a small kitchen.
The traditional white sink and cabinets are starting more and more be replaced by more colorful patterns - beech or wenge motif, among others - with stainless steel handles for a modern style.
Advantage of a kitchenette
How to organize a small kitchen: 8 solutions of optimization of space
Modular and foldable furniture
Enlarging a small kitchen
What color to choose for a small kitchen?
Why use a mirror instead of racks in a small kitchen?
Which table to choose for a small kitchen?
For those looking to optimize a small kitchen, or simply get some more ideas on how to spruce it up, follow the links below for kitchen-related accessories, advice from our editors and more helpful guides:
- How to choose your fitted kitchen?
- How to create an open kitchen?
- How to choose your work plan?
- How to choose your sink?
- How to choose your waste disposal system?
- How to choose your CMV?
- How to choose your kitchen faucet?
- How to choose your wall and ceiling paint?
- How to choose your paint for the bathroom and kitchen?
- How to choose your extractor hood?
- How to choose your interior lights?
- How to choose your spot lights?
- How to choose your water filtration system?
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A l’issue d’études dans le commerce, j’ai appris par opportunité la profession de charpentier. Noble mais dur métier, les hivers et la pluie m’ont incité à descendre des toits et à pousser les portes d’une quincaillerie où sans grande surprise, je me suis retrouvé quincaillier.