Partner supplement Today, the kitchen occupies the central place of the house. A convivial room par excellence, it has to be as welcoming as it is functional, to both have a good time, and to cook easily and put away dishes, utensils and provisions. On paper, everything is fine. But when his kitchen is 5m2, it's another story! Here are some tips to save space, whether your kitchen is 5m2, 7m2, 10m2, 12m2 or 18m2.
Mini kitchen, maxi equipment
To integrate sink, oven, dishwasher, fridge and storage in a kitchen of 5m2 ? But yes, it is feasible. Just think about your plan. First, to gain maximum space, we think of appliances appliances combined: some offer plates, oven and mini dishwasher in one unit, absolutely no more bulky than a conventional stove. Then, and that's where everything is played: we optimize the storage. It is equipped with corner cupboard with sliding trays, so as not to lose storage space in the corners; we think of furniture of small width (30 and 40 cm) with drawers to have an optimal storage to the bottom and little clutter with the doors; empty spaces are filled with bottle racks; and we optimize the walls with wall elements, including a piece of furniture with a microwave oven to release the work plan.
Portions of walls without wall elements (for example, credenzas) can also be used with spice racks and credence bars for hanging utensils and pots. The skirting boards also allow clever storage, thanks to special drawers for storing flat items, such as cake pans.
Small kitchen but fully equipped kitchen
From 10m2, the kitchen can incorporate absolutely everything needed to become the epicenter of the house, including the table, a washing machine and a freezer. It's all about layout and trick. Again, do not hesitate to integrate all the clever storage mentioned above: drawers under baseboard, corner furniture with sliding tray, shelves, credence bars ... But here, with the place you have in addition, you can add a table. The smaller kitchens will be equipped with a flap table, which is fixed to the wall and folds to free space. The chairs will also be foldable, and the stools stackable.
Slid under the worktop, the washing machine - drying, so to do - will be discreet, just like the freezer integrated into the refrigerator that occupy an angle and will dress a facade matching the rest of the kitchen, to not break the perspective and clear space.
Finally, think well - that your kitchen is 5m2 or 18m2 - to check that your layout plan provides sufficient space between the worktop and the wall elements (at least 60 to 70 cm for the hood), as well as a safety space between the hob and the hob. water (60 cm minimum).