Space-Saving Furniture Designs for Efficient Kitchens
Over the past decade, tiny houses and micro-apartments have gained an immense amount of popularity as affordable and environmentally-friendly options for modern living. With compact architecture growing increasingly preferable or necessary for many, spatially-conscious furniture
design is becoming increasingly relevant as well. One of the most critical areas for space-saving is the kitchen, where the multitude of functions and necessity of storage can make it difficult at times to make efficient use of space. Below, we outline several examples of space-saving furniture designs to make the best use of a small kitchen.
The space-saving table is one of the most popular methods of increasing kitchen efficiency, with variations that can include sliding components, folding parts, and transformable functions. One of the most iconic examples of this typology is the drop-leaf table, which dates back to 16th century England. With foldable ‘leaves’ on either side, users can transform the table when not in use to increase limited walking space. Other more modern examples can include dining tables with nested chairs or ottomans, increasing storage space while eliminating the space taken up by regular chairs. Some kitchen counters or islands, such as the one shown above, can even increase space with modular sliding components serving either as plain surfaces or functional countertops with sinks and storage. The benefits of these products lie not just in their spatial efficiency, but in their ability to only take up space when actively in use.
Where floor space is minimal, residential designers and homeowners can conserve space by making full use of the walls and ceiling to store necessary kitchen tools and utensils. Common examples include magnetic knife racks, hanging plants, and hanging pot racks, transferring important storage space from cluttered countertops and precious cabinets to overhead units. When trying to maintain an oft-desired minimalist scheme, designers can look for or create retractable or sheathed overhead cabinets.
Just as transformable tables and kitchen islands can conserve space by compositing multiple functions into one space, so can cabinets or other kinds of shelving, being a necessary part of kitchen furnishing to begin with. These transformations can take many forms, from tables that swing or stack into shelves to shelves with nested components to those with extendable surfaces for eating or drinking, such as the one depicted above.
Regardless of these many unconventional options for space conservation and efficient storage, the drawer will always be an inseparable part of the kitchen typology. Thus, making better use of the drawer will inherently improve kitchen efficiency and functionality as well. To facilitate better drawer storage, drawer organizers will always be the most timeless and effective method of efficiently utilizing precious storage space. While less extravagant than many of the above kitchen storage options, these can be the most helpful in day-to-day use for having easily accessible and well-organized tools.
Altogether, there exist a variety of methods to improve the efficiency of small kitchen spaces, ranging from space-saving tables to improved multi-functional storage to even the most minute detail of drawer organizers. Combined, these furniture typologies can help even the smallest kitchen spaces exercise the full functionality of a regular kitchen, whether through home furniture
transformations or optimized use of space – rendering the small kitchen a minute inconvenience if one at all.
Everyone knows that Kitchen is an essential part of the house and has its own importance. Kitchen is the place where every member of the family spends at least some time of the day. The kitchen is only the place where the women prove their ability and the men make an effort for cooking, and the place that allows you to win the heart of everyone. Of course the place should be neat and clean, more pleasant and eye-catching, can give you the feel of relax.
When you are thinking about kitchen furniture there are so many things you have to judge like placement of major things (gas stove, refrigerator, sink) should be in triangular function, selection of cabinets, bar stools, table and chairs, kitchen islands, buffet furniture, kitchen hutch, faucets and accessories. Here is some kind of kitchen furniture that gives you a more clutter free kitchen.
In big kitchens you can use the cart islands to bring the things from one corner to another or from the kitchens to the other rooms like living room, dining room or to your patio, garden. When you are going for these carts make sure they are enough strong if you are plan to chop on it. The wheels do not tremble and must be easily hold the load of items stored in it. These can also used as preparation table. The carts made of wood, stainless steel, or glass or a combination. You can choose them with a solid worktop like granite top or marble top, where you can chop easily.
Kitchen cabinets are one of the most important parts of the kitchen furniture’s. Cabinets are very useful for the storage purpose. Everyone wants to de-clutter their kitchen so that kitchen cabinet
is the best ever solution. The kitchen cabinets are made of different kind of woods like cedar wood, mahogany, teak, pine, oak, cherry, birch etc. out of them birch or cherry most popular for kitchen cabinetry. For kitchen cabinetry the style is as matter as functionality. Now the problem is how to arrange them? We have some tips to de-clutter your kitchen cabinets like place similar items or similar sized items with each other as it allow you to save the space. Minimizing the space between items can also give you the extra space to put up the other things.
Choose them according to your kitchen theme or which one you want. When you are selecting the kitchen bar stools just focus on the height of the stools. It should be according to heights of your family members and Island. Pick easily adjustable stools. Style should match with your kitchen theme. Maintenance is also a need of European kitchen furniture
, while selecting kitchen bar stools you should remember that bar stools and table should be easily wiped clean. Try to pick maintenance free bar stools such as bamboo, steeled.
Today, table and chairs become a need of kitchens. They comes in a variety of materials like wood, glass top, marble top, glass top with wooden frame. The chairs are also available in a number of varieties and materials like wood, wrought iron, aluminum, fiberglass etc. for more comfortable sitting you can attach cushions at the seat and back.You can also use it as dining. Kitchen table and chair also saves your dining place. Make sure that your table and chairs would match your kitchen style and design. For classical design you can go with wooden chairs or wrought iron chairs design. If your kitchen has modern or contemporary look with stainless steel you can go for chairs of chrome and stainless steel.
Buffet furniture come in three types of furniture like buffet hutch, buffet table and buffet cabinet. Buffet furniture comes in both varieties as functional as decorative. They all uses for the same propose that is additional storage. These buffet furniture’s use in living and dining room also.
Buffet furniture will definitely boost up your room. Wood is the most commonly used for buffets but buffets also available in metal. You can also have a marble and granite top as well as glass. If you want to make them more appealing then try to put silver, bronze or glass accents on top. Buffet furniture are also comes in hand painted drapers and carvings.
There’s nothing more inviting (and delicious) than a sunny Sunday morning brunch. And, if you’re a family or someone who lives in a home that loves to celebrate food, then it might be interesting to make your kitchen the happiest, livest room in the house that will evoke the charm and festivities of this weekend meal everyday. To create a vibrant mood in a modular kitchen, the easiest starting point will choosing kitchen furniture designs that immediately open up the room with a burst of colour.
STYLE TIP: When choosing a bright colour for your kitchen room design, yo could either pick your favourite colour or shade that makes you happy, or get inspired by your favourite foods! In this kitchen, for example, the lemons have been used as a clever decorative accessory on the kitchen counter and are complemented with the citrus-hues island chairs to enhance the entire look.
An open kitchen room design that extends into a living room helps bring an entire family together in a singular space. With the living room paired with an open modular kitchen, everyone in the family can go about with whatever they’re doing independently while also being together in the same room. With lesser walls, an open kitchen also adds its additional space to the surface area paired with the added ventilation that benefits both the rooms. So, in you plan on an open kitchen room design keep in mind that the décor you choose or kitchen furniture design you implement in it will extend to the living room as well. If you’d like to keep your furniture neutral, industrial or sleek but would like a bit of warmth, consider an exposed brick wall for one side of your kitchen to add a hint of charm to the entire space.
Today’s modular kitchens are sleek, stylish and decked out with all the modern accessories and technology to make life as simple and streamlined as possible. While this extremely convenient and appealing to any home owner, there’s always an element of warmth and cosiness that’s required in every room of a house to make it feel like a home. While your countertops and fittings are meant to be utilitarian and functional and you wouldn’t want to tamper around with their designs, you can control the other aspects of the kitchen such as the walls and the kitchen furniture design to bring in to you. In this matte black kitchen room design, the light brown raw wood walls often the aesthetic of the space and are complemented with cabinetry under the island and the kitchen table in the same material and finish.
We’ve seen it for years, while browsing through our favourite brand catalogues, magazines or mood boards online—the quintessential white kitchen. With it’s pristine white countertop, cabinetry, fittings and walls, everything looks squeaky clean and perfect. But with Indian kitchens and food comprising rich, vibrant spices and condiments that add an abundance of flavour and so much colour, how long would a clean white modular kitchen countertop stay spotless? Probably not very long. However, if you still dream about echoing this aesthetic in your Indian kitchen room design, there are easy tricks you can use to get the best of both worlds. Since your walls and cabinetry won’t serve as surfaces for food, they can be
made or painted white; while your countertop—the main problem surface—can be in a darker granite or durable stone that’s stain resistant and won’t absorb colours over time.
If you feel like your kitchen lacks any personality or warmth, a burst of colour will immediately solve the problem. And, there are many ways to go about this. If you’re one to change your mind often when it comes to your décor choices or like to change the colours in the room through the year as the seasons change, you could work on your moveable accessories such as crockery, jars and storage containers which can be displayed or put away as per your mood. If you’re looking for something more permanent, consider changing the fronts of your drawers and cabinetry or retiling the backsplash behind your countertop. You could either deck out your entire kitchen in a particular design or choose a row of drawers, frameless cabinet
or a strip of the backsplash to recolour (which will serve as an accent point in the kitchen room design).