“It was frankly depressing interior,” says Violetta Ustaev, in front of which was tasked to undertake the reconstruction of kitchens and other rooms of the house, in order to make its layout more modern and rational.
The original design of the interior of a small kitchen, about which speech will go today, was so bad that to call it close — it means nothing to say. A narrow door opened the entrance to the room without Windows, limited by walls on three sides and resembling a cardboard box.
Dimensions: 9,3 sq. meter
Location: new York, GOST
Total cost of cabinets, countertops and flooring: 36000 dollars
Features: large kitchen island, hidden storage compartments, exclusive look
The author of the project: Vi-Design
Before: dark, devoid of Windows kitchen as it existed separately from the rest of the house.
The dismantling of the wall led to the unification of the kitchen and the adjacent living room, which ultimately allows owners to safely engage in cooking and other daily chores and at the same time take care of children. The Peninsula impressive size with spacious compartments to store everything you need and a large, durable and practical counter tops.
The fact that the top and side surface is made of the same material, allows the island to seem larger than it really is. This so-called “waterfall effect” — that is often used by designers, working with compact interiors.
The presence of elements of bright colors, as it is known, also helps to visually expand the space, but Violetta Ustaev abandoned the idea to make the kitchen exclusively white.
The inclusion in the composition of the cabinets from dark wood made it balanced and voluminous. This decision is connected including with the open layout of the house: completely white kitchen, being located in a distant part of the total space would look unnatural and detached.
“It would be very difficult to find a ready-made option that meets all our needs and the parameters of the kitchen,” explains the designer.
The owners agreed to make the cabinets in order to provide the interior with enough places for storage.
Maintaining order on the table — one of the keys to creating the illusion of space in the compact interior. Built-in pencil box with lift gate, installed in a corner right behind the refrigerator, hides a lot of useful devices and gadgets including a food processor for making baby food.
Customers do not use a microwave, but the place for it it also provided.
To the right of the canister you can see another small compartment, from which it can be concluded that the author of the project found the rational use of every inch of space. Built-in pantry to the left of the refrigerator shelves are equipped with turn-and-slide mechanism.
From this angle you can appreciate how seamlessly the kitchen in the interior of the living room. Surprisingly, but even for a wine rack and a cupboard in it has a place.
Repair work lasted 10 months, during which family customers continued to reside in the house. Reconstruction cost the owners in an amount slightly in excess of 36 thousand dollars.
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