Small kitchen with balcony can be very functional. Various design solutions will help beat a small space and use every millimeter with benefit.
First of all, it is worth deciding with the distinction of the balcony from the loggia, as it is important in the issue of load distribution.
Balcony is a plate that is intended in one end. Loggia is a design based on the foundation. Thus, the loggia has a greater bearing capacity and opens up wide opportunities for arranging territory.
Transfer to the balcony the work area or dining room, even if the place allows, it is not worth it, since it is not intended for such overloads, and the result can become a deplorable.
It is not necessary to immediately resort to cardinal measures – the demolition of the wall separating the kitchen from the balcony, for such decisive actions requires the coordination of the relevant instances.
You can simply insulate the balcony and arrange in the right style, and the output to it is beautifully beat. Curtains will come to the rescue.
Curtains in the kitchen interior with a balcony
Modern rolled or Roman curtains will fit well in the interior. In order not to demand and without the limited space, it is better to give preference to the options transmitting light. They can be monophonic light, barely noticeable. White or beige universal and easy to fit into the interior of almost any kitchen.
Bright, in the tone of the facades of the kitchen headset or contrasting it, emphasize the individual design of the kitchen.
In addition to monophonic options, curtain curtains are widely represented – floral prints or textural.
One of the criteria for choosing a curtain into the kitchen – the quality of the material from which they are made. Increased demands are presented to kitchen materials, as there is a high humidity and splashes of fat. The fabric should not absorb smells and fat either should be easily elapsed and withstand repeated cleaning.
Do not lose its relevance of plastic blinds, natural wooden naturalities are gaining popularity. Another option – rolled bamboo curtains. For such materials it is easy to care for, they can be repeatedly wipe and washed. Tree looks interesting in the interior, but is not suitable for any design.
For bright glossy kitchen headset, plastic blinds are better. They can be both horizontal and vertical.
In the classic version of the sophistication, the interior will help to give Tulle and Porter. The use of lambrequin attached completion and completes. To visually not reduce the kitchen and the height of the ceilings, it is better to give preference to less massive options.
In the kitchen, the lambrequin can be used even without curtains that can interfere with. It is beautifully moving a window and access to the balcony.
Ideas for use of the territory
Despite its small sizes, the balcony is a very functional part of the apartment: here you can store tools, seasonal things, pickles and just get out to breathe fresh air. Attaching a balcony to the kitchen, you can lose these amenities if he is the only one in the house. In this case, it is better to make a breakdown to the balcony, but maintain its functionality.
Kitchen features with balcony
- Large role in the design of a small kitchen with a balcony playing curtains. Rolled, Roman or standard fabric – it all depends on the chosen project.
- In the kitchen with a balcony can walk through. So as not to get up households cost good balcony. Balcony door and window must close.
- Swing door requires a place to open. Its replacement for sliding, if the design of the opening allows you to save the kitchen space. For such a door, you do not need a place to open, it just shifts to the side.
- To create a sense of a single space, it is not necessary to demolish the walls. It is enough to arrange a balcony in the same style as the kitchen. And the transparent door will erase obstacle and add light in the kitchen. This option is suitable if in the kitchen a large window to the balcony.
- Insulated balcony can be used as a place for storing pickles and jam. You can store tools and even equip the mini workshop. And you can place flowers and the apartment will be your little garden.
Balcony for rest
The balcony can be a separate area of rest from home fuss. To arrange a zone for relaxation and recreation, you can arrange a cozy chair on the balcony, hang a sconium or put a flooring. Useful will be shelves with books or small TV. For lovers of needlework, a balcony can be a place for creativity. In a cozy chair under the favorite series, you can knit socks.
If the balcony is not insulated, in the summer it can be used as a terrace for tea drinking, and in the cold season, it is possible to equip the seaside storage locations on it.
For the host of the family, the balcony can be equipped as a mini workshop. On the shelves will place tools, bolts and carnations. On the workbench will be convenient to make things needed for home. And the hostess will not be so lonely to cook dinner when the spouse will make something next door outside the window.
So that the balcony looked well-kept, better if the shelves are closed. In order for the workshop well to fit into the kitchen interior, it is necessary to issue facades of cabinets in a single style.
For felief lovers, a warmed balcony can be turned into a winter garden. Next to colors can be located useful plants: herbs, greens and even vegetables. You can grow cherry tomatoes and small cucumbers. If the loggia is spacious, you can equip a zone for tea drinking among plants. The impression will be created that breakfast takes place in the garden. Going out in a summer evening to the balcony, it is pleasant to enjoy a cup of delicious tea, fragrance of flowers and a warm branches of the breeze.
Winter garden or recreation area is tempting and beautiful, but it may not be rationally in a small apartment, where every centimeter on the account. In this case, the balcony can serve as an additional storage location. And to avoid littering, you should simply equip the shelves. For small things it is better to use beautiful boxes. You can store anything: edible blanks, household appliances, tools. So that everything looked careful, you can make closed lockers, and so as not to lose little space, the door is better to make carved.
If you want not easy to use a balcony, like a pantry or winter garden, and increase the useful area of the kitchen, then, having received permission, disassemble the wall.
One option is to remove the window and combine it with the doorway. The windowsill is drawn up in a single style with a kitchen. Options for design and use may be different:
- an additional workplace, you can make a P-shaped working area;
- Bar rack;
On the loggia you can position the refrigerator and several shelves for household appliances. Cardinal option – to completely demolish the wall, combining the kitchen with a loggia into a single space. On the loggia you can arrange a dining area. It is not the best idea to endure a working area on the loggia: you will have to redo the system of communications. It will significantly detail and complicate the project.
It is important, in what style the kitchen and balcony will be framed.
Oriental styles will fit the relax or tea party. Balcony with notes of the East is well combined with the kitchen in the classic style or modern style. East is small sofas, as a rule, bright colors and with plenty of pillows. Pillow themselves decorated with national ornaments.
Chinese style is a small sofa, bamboo furniture and red lanterns. For a successful combination in the kitchen there may be red motifs, such as the facades of the kitchen headset.
Calm style Mediterranean Villages will help create wicker furniture and blue shades in the interior. This design allows you to feel yourself on the seashore.
Thus, approaching the intelligence to the layout and design of space, even on a small area you can place everything you need and create a cozy corner. It is not always necessary to immediately resort to fundamental measures, sometimes it is enough to use several design techniques.