Kearney. KITCHEN IDEAS. February 17th , 2018.
SINGLE WALL KITCHEN IDEAS
Single wall kitchens are mainly adopted in homes or apartments with limited space. It was initially conceptualized to make sufficient room available when houses started getting smaller. Bur today we can see that a one wall kitchen is being used on a regular basis and being preferred in even moderately spacious houses. Single room kitchens can be aesthetically designed and made sleek-looking with proper planning and implementation. Some of the ideas that can be executed to plan a single wall kitchen are discussed:
WOOD PANELLED DÉCOR:
The biggest advantage of a single wall kitchen is that the cabinets are always close by and the stove and the washing sink are nearby. This helps in keeping the counter clean always. A wood paneled cabinet arrangement can give a very rustic and charming vibe. If the lights are selected accordingly, the perfect ambience can be created.
MODERN DÉCOR WITH ISLAND:
A modern single wall kitchen will mainly comprise of stainless steel cabinets with subtle colors for both the cabinets and the counter. But without doubt the main feature is the island. The island can be movable or built in. The advantage of having an island is that it can be used as an additional counter space. This gives the kitchen an overall expansive look while at the same time making it more space efficient.
Though we see cabinet storage spaces in most of the kitchens today, when it comes to one walled kitchens, having open shelves are an exciting alternative to consider. Open shelves gives the kitchen a more relaxed feel as cabinets can sometimes give a choked up look for a small kitchen. This is the perfect style to get rid of that cramped up feeling in case of a cabinet arrangement.
USING MULTIPURPOSE APPLIANCES:
Using multipurpose appliances as well as multipurpose furniture can help in saving a lot of space. A simple drop down table can be used at the time of meal as well as for additional counter space. Similarly, using wall-ovens with cooking stove helps in saving space for additional appliances.
MAINTAING PROPER WORK ZONE:
Maintaining proper work zone inside the kitchen is of utmost importance. Hot and cold work spots should be kept as apart from each other as the space permits. This mainly refers to stoves and refrigerators. Their proximity can not only damage the appliances but also lead to minor or in some cases major accidents. The stove should be nearer to the sink whereas the refrigerator should be at the other end.
PLAYING WITH COLORS:
Now just like one would light up the kitchen using colors of one’s imagination, the same should be done in case of a one walled kitchen. Just because one has only a single wall, it doesn’t in any way mean that there is no scope to play around with colors. One could always go for loud colors for the counters with subtle ones for the shelves or vice versa.
With dwindling carpet area in our homes, one-walled kitchens will increasingly become the norm. But following some keen understanding about kitchen décor and imagination, a single wall kitchen can be made functional and attractive enough to catch anybody’s eye.