Small kitchen for great delicacies

Small kitchen for great delicaciesSmall kitchen and large family – certainly not a unique situation, and certainly not simple. Alice is also the landlady, who really likes to cook and bake well, so the space for these pious activities none of the family was not going to skimp. As with Alice’s kitchen riddle advised the architect Lucie Hakelová? Yet virtually! How else!

Alice and Peter have his flat big plans – live directly under the roof and hard already working on how to join the current two milliamperes rooms and in the attic. Under the roof will eventually bedrooms and children’s rooms, and a small apartment, which now inhabit the newlyweds, changes in the daily zone of a large duplex apartment – living room, dining room and kitchen. A propos – kitchen. Until recently, there lived an elderly gentleman and his kitchen in the style of old bachelor definitely did not meet any new ideas housewives, and claims the planned large family.

Great rebuilding will take a lot of time, but until the flat acquires its final form and size, must be somewhere to cook. Peter and Alice could not imagine my living without proper food even temporarily. So the task was more complicated – in an apartment for two to create a kitchen for a family of four, which was later involved in the functioning harmoniously extended flat. Of course it was not a task for Peter and Alice, but for the architect.

Kitchen migratory? No!

Biographies of old apartments are sometimes colorful. Mentions of various renovations can often be read from the shifted walls and partitions. Also on the room, which is now Alice’s kitchen, you could tell that there had been several small cubicles (more precisely the toilet and corridor) – testified niches in the walls, the projections bearing walls and uneven ceiling Preta translation. Another moving food from one room to the architect rejected at the outset: “The larger kitchen could theoretically be adjacent to a larger room, but I had to take into account the more distant plans,” said Lucie. “Eventually, should become the next room, who is now living, dining room. In her will and stairs to the upper floor.

Besides a large room currently used as a bedroom. With her future counts as a living room. In accordance with the plans for the distant future was therefore only logical place for the kitchen to where it was before. “In addition, Alice kitchen in the living area does not, so it was decided – the kitchen stays where it is. It is necessary only to a small room to get everything you need. “It was for me a logical exercise, done in such a small space kitchen for a family – with sufficient storage space and the necessary surface for food preparation,” says the architect.

The internal logic

Kitchen wall, marked alterations, contained various niches and projections, which, given its size, could not remain fallow. Architect therefore proposed kitchen cabinets with different depths, making could make the most of the space on the shelf and the various working areas. “The lower cabinets, which are in one part of the depth of up to 90cm can practically use thanks to modern plnovýsuvným outlets. In a case with such depth would be on regular shelves complicated things store and even worse would have took out, “explains the architect. “Therefore, arranging the kitchen started from internal equipment cabinets. Along with the landlord, we chose the brand Blum, whose offer meets our needs.

Line then he made a proposal tailored carpenter. Tailoring was needed because in this room you right angle sought in vain. “To obtain maximum storage space extending upper cabinets line bit unusual to ceiling (although in this case is slightly lower than normal) . Top shelf Alice allocated to items used only rarely: “I festive soup bowl we have to have somewhere deferred, though it is used only a few times a year,” can not deny his love. “I have to stand on a stool while, but it’s still usable height. Finally, built-in cabinets, such storage is used quite commonly. And it also has another advantage – at the top cabinet is not necessary to dust, “said Alice, laughing.

Highlights white

The owners of the apartment like dark wood and initially had their eyes on veneered kitchen units. After talking with the architect, however, they came to the conclusion that in this kitchen can not afford it. The dark color would have reduced the visually and from what little space they had available. The kitchen needed the opposite. “From the beginning it was clear that in this small space I need to create something in bright colors,” says Lucie. “A lot of brightness and the brightest color is able to evoke the feeling of space,” he explains. “Eventually, I chose to line the white flecked door – this finish is durable, and because I’m a big part of the day the sun shines, the door surface gets really hard. Other areas – the worktop and mosaics on the wall behind the line – should form a subtle backdrop for a variety of ingredients, utensils and all the items that line the path of good food. That’s why I chose a soft natural tones. “

The advantage of white kitchen door appreciated by the owners when selecting appliances – white kitchen had white suits any helper. “Originally we were thinking about built-in appliances,” says Alice. “I liked it a clean solution. But they were all more expensive than freestanding. It seemed completely illogical – why should I give so much money on substantially the same appliance, and still pay even for the box, which is incorporated, even at the door … It was also the built-in refrigerator up much less space than freestanding, which occupies the same space. We have a small kitchen certainly could not afford. But when we began to look more in the shops, we found that many consumers have a pretty good design and simple white kitchen fit perfectly. So we prefer to invest in energy class A +. It’s a rational solution. “

“Šmudlikout” as a compromise

Although the kitchen looks like finished, it behind only the first phase of transformation – so that the family could operate in much the reconstruction (and largely during and after). The reconstruction of the whole apartment should definitely choose the floor (the same as in the adjacent dining room) and solve dining. Meanwhile, the makeshift kitchen in laminate flooring, then they will see. On the occasion of the final redevelopment plan is the expansion of the narrow kitchen door so that input more convenient.

The wall opposite the line that separates the kitchen from the adjoining room, a sort of compromise – Alice’s like to have at least a small seating, a spot where one may need to drink coffee, Peter again seemed suitable for the microwave, for which elsewhere in the kitchen no place (most of the upper cabinets, does not have sufficient depth). “I finally subsided men. I have nothing against the microwave, it’s a practical thing, but I knew how to imagine it in the dining room, “sighs Alice. “Even so, mainly used for reheating, it would be handy …” Alice and Peter therefore invested in the built-in appliances and Lucie them against the line suggested “tower šmudlikoutem” as he christened Alice. “Basically, it’s practical – because they do not perceive this as part of the kitchen cabinet, usually here put what you do not want to impede me,” he adds with a smile. Kitchen therefore remained without a place for dining – loveth in the adjoining room, which is still living room and dining room, eventually it will only dining room. The ultimate solution dining eventually left as a task for the future. Lucie with her has tackled in the context of major reconstruction.

The wall opposite the line that separates the kitchen from the adjoining room, a sort of compromise – Alice’s like to have at least a small seating, a spot where one may need to drink coffee, Peter again seemed suitable for the microwave, for which elsewhere in the kitchen no place (most of the upper cabinets, does not have sufficient depth). “I finally subsided men. I have nothing against the microwave, it’s a practical thing, but I knew how to imagine it in the dining room, “sighs Alice. “Even so, mainly used for reheating, it would be handy …” Alice and Peter therefore invested in the built-in appliances and Lucie them against the line suggested “tower šmudlikoutem” as he christened Alice. “Basically, it’s practical – because they do not perceive this as part of the kitchen cabinet, usually here put what you do not want to impede me,” he adds with a smile. Kitchen therefore remained without a place for dining – loveth in the adjoining room, which is still living room and dining room, eventually it will only dining room. The ultimate solution dining eventually left as a task for the future. Lucie with her has tackled in the context of major reconstruction.

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