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Video: Optimized Fitted And Equipped Kitchen - Tips And Photos
The kitchen is a place of primary importance, even the heart of the house. Not only the preparation of the food, but also a good part of the social life takes place there. A fitted and well-equipped kitchen, comfortable and aesthetic, in full correspondence to our tastes and needs, is therefore essential to feel comfortable at home.
Fitted and equipped kitchen - practical tips and inspiring photos
Whether you have a space of several square meters or a cute kitchenette, from the color and arrangement of the furniture to the appropriate appliances, the ideas to follow on the fitted and equipped kitchen, will help you in creating a practical, gifted space. of its own unique style.
Kitchen fitted with a central island with modern appliances on a traditional and fun background
Kitchen islands are a magnificent trend offering several successful design ideas, super aesthetic and practical at the same time. In order to achieve an optimally fitted kitchen, it all depends on the square meters available and how the space will be used.
The central island with bar finds its place even in the kitchenette
Depending on your preferences and architectural conditions, you can add a large island, fitted with a sink and equipped with hotplates, or a mini central island that will only be used as an auxiliary worktop.
When is the island useful and when to do without it?
Of course, the rule of thumb here is to ensure enough storage space while avoiding the oppressive feeling that a kitchen cluttered with furniture can create. And while large spaces can afford such an imposing addition, it's highly inadvisable to fit it into a small space, especially if it's too tight. For these rickety kitchens, there are occasional furniture on casters, which will be more suitable and more functional.
Kitchen open to the dining room and the living room and sliding glass doors to the balcony
Not to mention that in the fitted kitchen, open to the dining room or / and the living room, the central island also serves as a visual separation of the room, which divides the zones according to their functions without actually partitioning and affecting the appearance. spacious and airy of the open area.
White fitted kitchen, equipped with vintage-style appliances and massive mini island
Another super aesthetic trend is the fitted kitchen in vintage style. Don't worry, that doesn't mean old-fashioned mastodon furniture and faded colors! On the contrary, vintage cuisine is fresh, fun and super practical!
Fitted and equipped kitchen, decorated in a chic country style with French ceiling with exposed joists
Many design possibilities are possible according to your own taste and lifestyle. In fact, today's fitted and equipped kitchen has never been as versatile and versatile as it is today. From the materials used to the textures and colors of the finishes available, the options are almost endless.
Wall shelves to display services in colors and vintage style stove in beautiful dark red
MDF (medium density fiberboard) or medium density fiberboard are generally used as a base material for the manufacture of cabinet doors. There are, however, many variations of decorating them, as well as aesthetic and affordable alternatives in other materials.
The marriage of white high cabinets and wooden low cabinets (or vice versa) is super chic
- low imitation wood cabinets, combined with high colored cabinets (with a lacquered or mat finish) or vice versa
- plastic or resin doors in a wide range of colors
- solid wood furniture in the fitted kitchen rustic
- stainless steel kitchen furniture for an industrial style
- countertop display cases and hanging tall cabinets with glass doors
Solid wood furniture with glass doors add an unmatched country touch
Fitted kitchen and activity triangle
One of the most important aspects of a successful kitchen layout is the so-called activity triangle. It's the imaginary geometric figure, whose points are formed by the 3 most active areas in your kitchen, including the sink, hob and refrigerator.
Sink (and dishwasher below), American fridge and stove at equal distances
For the kitchen layout to be successful, the distances between these 3 crucial pillars must not be too great. In the ideal case, the sides of the triangle will be equal or nearly equal and you will not have appliances (or the sink) in the corners. Warning: you must plan from the level of electrical installation and piping.
What else to consider before starting renovations
Please continue with wall and floor planning. The latter should be sturdy, durable and easy to clean, while the walls behind the sink and the hobs should be covered with a splash guard to easily remove any unpleasant stains.
Wooden splashback, protected by transparent acrylic plates against splashes
Fortunately, kitchen backsplashes these days offer a wide range of options in terms of the materials, colors and textures available. Backsplashes imitating solid wood, natural stone, metal or even leather are particularly sought after for aesthetic reasons.
L-shaped fitted and equipped kitchen with bar and wooden stools - an efficient and attractive space
The L-shaped kitchen, or the corner kitchen, assumes a square or rectangular room and enough floor space available. The furniture is arranged to form an L, while the location of the devices may vary. What is most important is to pay attention to the length of the sides of the activity triangle.
Kitchen fitted and decorated in Provencal style with L-shaped cabinets, dining area and black and white carpet
The free area in the middle of the L-shaped kitchen, and sometimes the U-shaped one, more often than not houses a kitchen table with matching chairs, forming a practical dining area within the kitchen. The alternative to optimize this area is the addition of a central island, the indisputable advantages of which have been mentioned above.