SMALL SPACE BIG
Living space is expensive and often scarce, especially in big cities. Added to this is the increasing number of single households worldwide. In Germany alone, based on 41.4 million households, they amount to almost half, 42 percent. In these cases, the living space and thus the square meters allotted to the kitchen are reduced accordingly. But depending on the layout of the room, even a small kitchen does not have to do without a cooking island if the island solution and dining area merge and thus become a practical and homely unit.
The kitchen furniture industry has always been concerned with the division of space, both in modern open space architecture and in the circumstances of existing buildings. The diverse range of colours, materials and types together with intelligent fitting variants of multifunctional equipment and accessories can be used by experienced kitchen specialists to implement functional and visually appealing design ideas and wishes.
The brighter the kitchen furnishings, the larger the room appears. This also applies to smooth, uninterrupted surfaces. But playing with open and closed areas also gives a kitchen that certain something. For example, glass inserts in hanging cabinets or wall shelf solutions in a wide variety of designs are not only multifunctional, but also loosen up the ambience and create cosiness. Colour, used to accentuate, makes the smallest kitchen the center of attention.
Space for accommodating crockery, pots or cooking utensils is often scarce in small kitchens. Therefore, walls prove to be ideal for housing storage solutions. From open shelves to floor-to-ceiling wall units to modified tall cabinets that also have space for one or the other electronic device. Incidentally, cabinets with sliding doors and spacious drawers are extremely practical, especially in small rooms. They offer an overview and quick access in one.
The minimum size for kitchens is between 8 and 10 square meters on average. However, only very few want to do without a small table or an attached counter. Here, too, the wide and varied range of types in the kitchen furniture industry offers components that meet individual requirements. Planning is particularly challenging in a single-room apartment, where the different living and functional zones flow into one another.
And last but not least, there is enough space on the balcony or a small terrace to cook and enjoy in the open air.