- 1 Modern kitchen design trends
- 2 Variations in the design of the kitchen combined with a balcony
- 3 Pros and cons of combining a kitchen with a balcony
- 4 What is the best way to arrange an exit point to an ex-balcony?
- 5 Kitchen design trends 7 square meter
- 6 Kitchen design trends 9 sq. m
- 7 Kitchen design 12 sq. m
- 8 Kitchen design 15 sq.m.
Are you planning to design a kitchen with a balcony? Congratulations! After all, such a layout is regarded as very successful. Making the most of the possibilities of such a solution, you can get a truly functional space whose aesthetics and practicality are unattainable for any ordinary kitchen. Kitchen design trends 2021 with access to the balcony.
World design trends imply many design options for the kitchen interior, which has access to the balcony. First of all, it is worth noting that the balcony part can act as:
- Part of the kitchen area;
- In the role of the dining area;
- “Winter Garden”;
- Places of solitude or study;
- Be a cozy place for gatherings with friends.
If the kitchen area is small, and the balcony or loggia has a quadrature of 4-5 meters, then for creative expression when combining the two spaces you will get a full 12 square meters. It is up to you to decide what the design of the united space will be. If you wish, you can highlight the zone of the balcony, finishing it with contrasting materials, or in a single color and stylistic design.
The kitchen combined with the balcony space, whose functional areas have different levels of flooring, looks unusually spectacular. True, one can “play” with their height only with a sufficiently high ceiling level. In the balcony zone, there can be a table with chairs, or a “kitchen” set, and the kitchen itself in the latter case will turn into a semi-living room.
There are a lot of variations, but in any case, in order to make the kitchen combined with a balcony beautiful and practical, it is worth considering the following points:
- Since drafts are blowing from the balcony door, in the winter this promises visible inconvenience. In order to solve this problem, the dining and working area of ??the hostess should be located in a secluded corner;
- If the balcony is not glazed, you can use its area only in the summer. In particular, it is possible to equip a comfortable recreation area on it, where you can bask in plenty in the sun and breathe in fresh air;
- Before combining the kitchen with the balcony into a single space, you should consider the style of decoration. If you stop at the classics, the construction of the arch is not superfluous. If the design is in modern style, it is worth preserving the wall fragment under the removed window, which will play the role of a bar;
Using similar finishing materials when arranging two zones, you can visually expand the boundaries of their space;
The choice of curtains for the kitchen with a balcony must be approached responsibly. The best solution is roller blinds made of washable fabric. They should be hung on the door and window facing the balcony.
The balcony is a very important part of the apartment, with a skillful approach turning into a place to relax or even a cozy room. If the kitchen is small, then combining it with a balcony space is an unusually successful move. With it, the cooking room will become larger, more functional and more comfortable.
Work on combining a kitchen with a balcony bodes many benefits to the owners, including:
- increase in living space, which can be used with maximum utility;
- giving the original form to the room, which makes it possible to carry out an unusually attractive design;
- good illumination, because the sun will penetrate into the room through almost panoramic windows;
- improvement of sound and heat insulation of the kitchen;
- the ability to organize another functional area.
Of course, in combining the kitchen with the balcony, you can find disadvantages. True, they relate to the procedure for obtaining a larger room.
The arrangement of the combined space implies painstaking and financially costly work, as well as the loss of a pseudo-storage room for storing unnecessary things.
Directly combining involves first warming the balcony, and then eliminating the door and window. The opening itself can remain in its original form, and serve as the basis for creating a bar counter. This is the least costly redevelopment option.
Another variation of the combination implies the complete elimination of the wall, resulting in a spacious kitchen. In this case, the kitchen work area and all necessary communications are often located along the balcony space.
About brother attention: Before you start changing the balcony layout, you need to get documentary permission for this work in the BTI and other authorized instances. The first, in particular, solves the issue of the possibility of demolishing the wall. If it acts as a carrier, the bottom of the opening must be left, eliminating only the window with the door. If the wall is not supporting, then you can completely dismantle it.
Most often, this is done with the help of an arch, or a semi-arch equipped with illumination.
In addition, the opening can remain rectangular, or get the design in the form of columns of drywall.
Another option is to finish the opening with flexible tiles for brick or stone.
Please note: when decorating a narrow long or square kitchen, it is better to use finishing materials in the same style and color palette on the balcony space and in the kitchen area. As a result, you can visually expand the boundaries of space and visually combine the two rooms, even if they are separated by an arch or a door.
The 7-meter-high kitchen is a rather modest space where it is not only difficult to create an attractive design, but also comfortably accommodate at the dining table. And if there is an opportunity to combine such a kitchenette with a balcony, it is definitely worth using it.
The easiest option, as already mentioned, is to insulate the balcony space by eliminating the door with a window, and turn the remaining lintel into a bar counter or the base of the dining table. This option, due to its low cost, is used most often.
If you maintain a balcony space in the same style as the kitchen, the visually combined room will become larger and will look whole. Naturally, the most preferred colors for decorating a small combined room will be light shades – beige, lilac, blue, green, visually adding spaciousness and airiness to the room. The tone of the furniture can be more vivid, very advantageously standing out against a neutral background.
If you do not want to equip a bar, you can equip a winter garden on the balcony, or move the refrigerator there, as a result freeing up some space in the kitchen.
In addition, in the combined 7-meter kitchen, the balcony can be turned into a relaxation room or tea party, stylized in a certain way. For example, in Japanese or Chinese style. Such an “extension” perfectly complements the kitchen in the spirit of the classics or modern.
A 9-square-meter kitchen with a balcony is not as small as a 7-meter, but its repair and decoration is complicated by the presence of a balcony exit. This means that one of the wall surfaces will not be fully used unless it is removed.
After combining the kitchen with the loggia, or keeping them as separate rooms, when decorating, you need to observe conditions such as the minimum number of decorative elements.
Loft. Even in styles like a loft, an unacceptable special decoration, you need to be with accessories as carefully as possible so as not to create an effect of clutter of space and disorder;
Use neutral shades. The color palette should ideally be solid (in furniture and decoration), and bright accents are acceptable in accessories.
Classic. If you choose a classic style of decoration, the arrangement should have modern features – the furniture is losing massiveness, the ceiling – stucco moldings, the walls – excessive decoration.
Minimalism. For a nine-meter kitchen with a balcony, a minimalist style is relevant with an angular and linear layout of furniture modules with a square room shape. If the room is in the shape of a rectangle, the balcony block is usually located on a short wall, and the layout is linear.
If the balcony and the kitchen are not combined in a single space, the issue of spatial optimization remains very relevant. This means that the kitchen must be compact, functional and roomy. A good option would be to provide second-row modules with a ceiling height.
And, of course, the use of a light color palette that contributes to an increase in space remains a trend.
The kitchen of 12 “squares” is a rather spacious room, which is increasingly found in apartments of high-rise buildings of a new construction. However, you can get a similar space by combining the balcony with the kitchen.
If the 12-meter room is obtained after the demolition of the balcony door, window and wall, then its decor promises to get very interesting features. So, you can save part of the balcony wall by completing the notorious bar counter on it, or make it the basis for a closet or shelf.
Or removing it with your help to get a wall with panoramic windows, from where you can admire city views.
As for the layout, it can be different – U-shaped, angular and even island. Just remember that with a sufficient amount of space, ideally, it should be zoned, allotting “its place” to the working area and dining table. And you can make zoning with the help of finishing materials or lighting devices.
Regarding the stylistics of the design of 12-meter rooms, it remains the choice of the owners.
The classic design. Design can be, for example, classic, not out of fashion. That is, imply the use of wooden furniture, floral ornaments, plain fabrics, gilding. However, designers are advised to dwell on eclecticism, which implies a mixture of genres of design, in 2019 is especially relevant.
Minimalism. You can design a room in the spirit of minimalism with furniture and accessories in proportional shapes.
The design of the ceiling and walls, as well as furniture facades can be made pastel in tone, so that bright spots of accessories look more advantageous against their background. While giving preference to deep colors in the design, remember that they contribute to the “compression” of the space.
If the balcony windows face west, the best colors for decorating the balcony will be yellow, orange and green. With good lighting in the room, darker colors can also be used. Among them, designers rely on lilac, white and black.
A kitchen of 15 “squares” is usually considered a luxury that only people who can build a house can afford.
However, you can also become the owner of such a free and providing a lot of room decoration options by combining a 9-meter or 12-meter kitchen with a balcony or loggia. All the rules of combining work here – the balcony is insulated, the door and window are cleaned, and the window sill is either completely dismantled or becomes the basis for a table, shelving or cabinet.
A dining room can be located in the balcony part, or a tea-drinking corner can be equipped, a refrigerator or a kitchen set can take their place – there are a lot of options and the choice of a particular one depends on the situation and the wishes of the owners.
As for the design of a spacious 15-meter kitchen, almost any style is suitable for it. Ideally, if it will resonate with the apartment building.
Classic. If your home is decorated in the spirit of a classic, you will have to take care of arranging an arch or even plasterboard columns, use light shades with gold in the decoration, etc.
Modern design. If you take one of the modern style trends as a basis, then the design will turn out to be more concise and practical, which is welcome in the kitchen.
Provence. Do you like comfort, simplicity and functionality? Dwell on the design of the room in the spirit of Provence with its rustic romance, floral ornaments and light shades.
By the way, you can arrange a balcony and kitchen space in the same style, and zoning them. For example, the floor on the loggia can be covered with laminate, and the kitchen – with tiles, the walls in the first case are sheathed with wooden panels, and the kitchens are decorated with light wallpaper.
As you can see for yourself, combining a kitchen with a balcony offers real estate owners solid advantages. Having arranged a more comfortable and enlarged space after combining to your liking and following the recommendations of the designers, you will get a truly functional room in which you will not only be convenient to cook, but will also like to constantly gather with your household for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as receive guests!