The layout of modern apartments and houses is becoming more and more original. There is no one to surprise the dining room, combined with the kitchen, or the dressing room in the bathroom. The combination of the corridor with the kitchen can also be considered an original idea. At the same time, it does not matter what causes the designer to combine the corridor with the kitchen. This may be a small area of the apartment or the daring intent of the owner of the home. The main thing is that the resultant room is functional and useful.
The basic rules of combining the kitchen with the corridor
The main advantage of this solution, of course, is the space that can be achieved by the absence of unnecessary walls. In such a room you can feel comfortable even with the minimum total area of the apartment.
To divide the room into functional areas, it is recommended to apply zoning techniques. Useful in this case will be sliding partitions, which can be used while cooking or receiving visitors. Such structures often consist of guides on the floor and on the ceiling, over which the partition moves freely.
The partition can be made of any material. The most practical are:
There are partitions where a cloth is stretched on a rigid frame. They look stylish and add to the interior of uniqueness, but they are not suitable for use in the kitchen, as they will absorb all the smells. And evaporation over time will leave ugly stains on the fabric.
In the absence of stationary structures, a simple screen can be used. Its main drawback is that smells and sounds will not be delayed by such a barrier. But to limit the review of what is happening in the kitchen with her help you can.
Combining the hallway with the kitchen, it is necessary to carefully consider the conditions for hygiene. Behind the door of the apartment there is an entrance – a common place. You need to make sure that most of the dirt is left behind the door. To do this, you can use high-quality foot mats and special grills.
The "warm floor" system can become effective. It will help wet traces on the floor to dry quickly and prevent household members from spreading dirt from the street around the apartment. In addition, warm floors will be saved from the feeling of cold tile or other hard coating. This is very important, since carpets with a pile do not allow achieving the desired sterility. It is better to use a tile or a laminate for a kitchen hallway.
To ensure that clothing in the corridor is not impregnated with foreign odors, care should be taken to ensure good ventilation. An important element in selecting a stove in the kitchen will be equipping it with a hood. In addition, it is preferable to equip the hall with tightly closed cabinets and shelves for shoes.
Interior of the kitchen, combined with the corridor
To draw up such a premise, you can use two main methods:
- Combine space with one color and materials;
- Zonate the room with different shades and materials.
The first option does not require special efforts. Kitchen and hallway involves the use of wear-resistant materials with good resistance to changes in temperature and humidity. The most suitable floor covering is a tile or natural stone. You can use other options. But the main principle in the choice should be the maximum hygiene of the coating.
As a wall cover, you can also choose a tile. If this material seems cold and uncomfortable, you can use washable wallpaper that can withstand the aggressive environment of the room.
Color solutions are not very limited. In the first place there will be colors that can mask possible contamination. In this case, it is possible to design such shades only those zones that are most affected. This space is near the front door, near the stove and around the sink. The rest of the room can be decorated as brightly as the designer will allow his imagination.
Zoning the room is a more popular method of decoration. The abundance of materials selection allows not only to separate the hallway from the kitchen, but also to allocate a working area, a food reception area, a dressing room and others. In addition, zoning with materials will allow you to decorate the room not only in different colors, but also in different styles. From the corridor in the style of "minimalism" you can get to the kitchen in the style of "country". And both of these styles will harmoniously coexist in the same room.
Decoration and accessories
Zoning of premises can be carried out not only with the help of the above methods. Architectural structures can become interesting in these conditions. The picturesque arch, decorated with bas-reliefs, will be an exquisite accent in the general atmosphere.
You can also use a stone fireplace or a large aquarium. Such a large object is able to conditionally divide the space, leaving enough space for moving the inhabitants of the apartment. In this case, such a decision will present the room with a unique and unrepeatable character.
Lighting can sometimes play a decisive role in dividing the space into a kitchen and a corridor. It starts with the fact that you can use a brighter light in the kitchen. It is possible to use fluorescent lighting, which is characterized by a bright white glow. In the corridor, you can leave a more familiar yellow light. This method will allow you to feel the movement from one space to another without using doors.
In the corridor with light, you can identify the area of the mirror and hangers. In the kitchen, additional lighting fixtures will be useful in the work area and near the table.
Using all these methods of separation and integration, you can achieve amazing results. A small space will retain its functionality and provide all residents of the apartment with the desired comfort.