Today, more than ever, the actual question is related to what kind of kitchen design combined with the hall is best to choose. After all, this kind of association is a fairly common design solution that is successfully used not only in the Khrushchev, but also in luxury apartments.
The main task of combining the kitchen with the reception hall is to visually enlarge the room.
To achieve the desired result, it is necessary to sort out in detail the many nuances that we are going to do now.
The kitchen in Khrushchev and its features
The kitchen area, which was merged with the living room, was much loved because of:
- significant expansion of space;
- convenience of organizing the reception of guests, as well as holding a variety of celebrations;
- obtaining a well-lit and furnished room;
- the possibility of providing free movement around the room;
- attractive, innovative interior design;
- enabling mom, busy cooking in the kitchen, to look after the kids playing in the middle of the living room.
What should you pay special attention to when planning?
It is worth noting that the process of arranging a large-sized room, where three different functional zones will be combined, is rather complicated. The end result should be a room that will completely cope with its tasks. The room should be comfortable, as comfortable as possible, as well as be harmonious, unique and balanced interior design.
During planning, it is necessary not only to select the appropriate color palette, as well as the style that will be used for the interior of the hall, but also to carefully consider how the furniture set and decor items will be arranged (arranged).
During the renovation of the kitchen-living room you need to pay attention to some factors. Because in order to create the most practical, functional, as well as comfortable space, you should consider:
- dimensions and shape of the room;
- the number of door and window openings.
This factor has a significant impact not only on the location of the furniture or decoration items, but also on the choice of the basic color palette, and on the required number of lighting devices:
- accommodation relative to other premises;
- the budget you can spend on renovation;
- the presence of elderly people, people with disabilities or small children in the house.
No matter what budget you can invest in repairs, what dimensions the room has, where you want to arrange several different functional segments, as well as how complicated your rework during its implementation is, be sure that a huge number of different collections from the Internet can help with this and you will not stop searching for a suitable interior design.
For a clear delineation of functional zones, various columns, beams, arches, supports are used, which give a clear understanding of where the boundaries of the zone are located, but in no way hide it. In the vast majority of modern houses and apartments, the kitchen undergoes such a division.
The perfect solution for separating the kitchen, combined with the living room, will be the installation of a folding screen.
Yes, undoubtedly, a screen is a system designed for storage of things, but due to this it is possible to differentiate between different zones, as well as to acquire practical, spacious cupboards where it is convenient to store many different kitchen utensils.
The next common method of creating invisible borders of the hall and kitchen space is to select them using a suspended ceiling. Most often, above the area intended for cooking, lower ceilings are installed where lighting will be installed.
It should be noted that in addition to the functional load, such details can also perform a decorating role. Especially if the ceiling has any unusual shape, it has a drawing on it or it is painted with bright texture paint.
One of the most obvious and common options for the division of space into segments is to choose a different floor covering for each of them. An important caveat is that for the kitchen area, it is necessary to choose easily washed out materials that are resistant to physical damage and moisture. In this case, an excellent choice would be linoleum, granite or stone tile. With regards to the living room flooring, it can be decorated in absolutely any version, ranging from carpet and ending with parquet made of wood or tiles.
The last common way to separate the kitchen and dining area from the hall is to install a bar counter. This element can be used as a place for eating, a support for a sofa from the hall. The main advantage of this method of furniture arrangement is the economical use of indoor space.
Variations of the location of the kitchen in the hall
Today, the most common design of the kitchen, combined with the hall, in the Khrushchev is to place the kitchen area on one of the walls of the room. In this case, the L-shaped furniture layout is used, or the entire kitchen unit is located in one row.
A good solution would be to place a kitchen area in the corner of the living room. A distinctive feature of this method of location of the kitchen is versatility, because it is perfect for spacious large-sized rooms and for Khrushchev. Obviously, for the location of the kitchen is best to use L-shaped or corner furniture layout.
If the room you are going to divide into several different segments is long enough, then the ideal solution would be to place the kitchen in one of the largest parties. The advantage of this method of location lies in its convenience. For example, the hostess, engaged in cooking in the kitchen, can easily communicate with the guests, and during the organization of parties and various holidays it will be possible to comfortably serve snacks, “not falling out” at the same time from the social circle.
"Kitchen in the closet"
Special attention is given to a very original way of masking the kitchen segment, combined with the hall, which is called the "kitchen in the closet." This technique involves the location of a relatively compact kitchen set inside a niche that is closed by a casement-type door. This kind of design can be conveniently hidden if guests come to you or if you decide to have a party or celebration. At any other time, the door of the improvised niche may be flung open.
It should be noted that if the stove or the hob is located (built-in) inside the kitchen island, then the hood must be placed directly above it, mounted in the ceiling. It is better to give preference to the noiseless, but at the same time, powerful device, as this will allow not to interfere with households to spend their leisure time in the living room and protect upholstered furniture from being soaked by the smells of the kitchen.
Kaleidoscope of stylistic solutions
For a harmonious and comfortable kitchen design, combined with the hall, in Khrushchev it is important to adhere to a particular style in all functional areas or select similar and similar in concept. A good solution would be as a basis to take one style and later add to it some elements from other design solutions. But keep in mind that this should be done either as a single accent, or elsewhere, without highlighting the features using a bright color or method of execution.
Also a good design solution will be a classic design. After all, the classics will always enjoy fabulous popularity and respect, especially when it comes to the kitchen combined with the hall. To date, popular white version of its execution. The advantage of style lies in the simplicity of the combination of decoration and living room furniture.
In a spacious room, where several different functional segments are combined, it is quite easy to get confused and make mistakes with color solutions. In order to avoid this, it is better to pick one neutral light tone to paint all the walls of the room, and then further dilute the resulting palette, using bright elements of decor and unusual furniture.
A room where color shades have something in common with different functional segments will look harmonious and very original. For example, a coffee table made of unpainted wood and placed in the living room will perfectly complement the dining group, which was made in a similar style.