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.