One of the typical layouts is a straight kitchen, where all the objects of the kitchen set are located on one wall.
When the sink, refrigerator and oven are on the same straight line, this is inconvenient. In this case, the main principle of planning in the kitchen – the "golden triangle" is violated.
Layouts for linear kitchens
We will analyze where the straight kitchen will look better:
- In a small kitchen, where they spend little time, and do not store a lot of food.
- In kitchens with the wrong layout: with access to the balcony (balcony), with protrusions (niches), very narrow.
- When the apartment is inhabited by an 1 person or while there are childless young people.
- When little or rarely cook in the kitchen, they manage with small snacks (in the morning coffee, and pizza is heated in the microwave oven).
- If you want a separate area for dining: a large table surrounded by chairs or a sofa.
Advantages of straight (linear) kitchens:
- It is much easier for an independent project to design a direct kitchen.
- The most affordable linear headsets.
- The compactness of the furniture will make the kitchen more spacious.
When choosing a modular kitchen, the suite in one row is comfortable. With a non-standard layout, it is better to order a line kitchen. Excellent fit in the room, even small-sized or studio.
- In the kitchen, in one line there is no triangle for the most necessary items, and ergonomics is inferior to the U-shaped, and even angular configuration.
- The set is longer than 4 m and is inconvenient to use.
- With a small area it will be difficult to place a refrigerator, or it will be necessary to reduce the working area.
Professional recommendations for direct kitchens
The optimal length of the linear kitchen is 2,5 m.
Begin the project of a direct kitchen always with a sink, since pipes are already installed. Traditionally washing in the corner, so for the convenience of the hands it is necessary to retreat from the wall 0,5 m, especially if the sink is on the right, the right elbow will constantly beat against the wall.
The sink for the sink is more convenient 700-800 mm, and in the corner to put forward the bottle-cargos. So between the wall and the sink will be part of the countertop, where you can dry the dishes, etc.
With a length of the headset less than 2,5 m, you can rearrange the sink between the stove and the fridge. With a long kitchen it will be difficult to remake communications, a pump is needed.
The washing machine or dishwasher should be near the sink. The drain will work much more efficiently if the water is drained off. Dirty dishes will not need to be carried far.
In a narrow kitchen it is more practical to have deeper lower floor tiers (not less than 60 cm). If between furniture and a dining table or a wall is less than 1 m, it will seem very crowded.
Working area for cooking – between the oven and the sink, the length of 40-80 is more convenient. See if it is less, it will be inconvenient, and more – you will get tired of excess fuss faster.
If the refrigerator is located near the cooker, then a gap of more than 15 cm is needed. Especially if it is a gas cooker, the side of the refrigerator should not heat up and suffer from permanent splashes of fat.
In a long kitchen, cabinets are better to the ceiling, they contain a refrigerator, a microwave oven, etc. To make room volume it is better to buy a straight white kitchen. Cabinets up to the ceiling are comfortable and fit well into the kitchen-studio or kitchen-hall.
When ordering kitchen hinged shelves 0,7 m height is better to replace the 0,9 m. Increase the space for kitchen needs, long cabinets visually lift ceilings. Another interesting option is to hang lockers in the 2 series.
To increase the area of a small kitchen, it is ideal that the facade merge with the color of the walls. Choose only light shades.
In a large room you can place a straight kitchen 4, 5 or 6 m. There is enough space for a large depth of drawers, hide household appliances. Strict cabinets-pencil cases are high and roomy, so you can do without wall shelves.
In view of simple recommendations, it is possible to correct the space of even small rooms. Choosing the right size, color and depth of cabinets, you will create the best straight kitchen in your apartment (house).