When decorating a kitchen, every detail is important – from the kitchen set to the curtains. If you want your kitchen to look chic, then the choice of furniture should be approached responsibly. Sometimes it is difficult to choose items that are suitable for design and price – there are a huge number of companies on the market of goods, and no one wants to miss out on customers. But today we will talk about one of the most popular and large firms – about “Ikea”.
How to choose
As a rule, literally everything is stored in kitchen cabinets – from kitchen utensils to various little things. Therefore, it is very important to choose the cabinets that are convenient for you. The first thing to look out for is practicality. Kitchen cabinets should be easy to clean, because you can’t give them to dry cleaning – you have to wash them yourself. With proper care, a kitchen set can last you ten to twenty years..
Cabinets should be spacious – that is, functional. You can buy a couple of large cabinets with many shelves and branches, or you can buy several small ones – this is a purely personal matter. They should also match the design of the kitchen and take up a small amount of space. This is especially true when it comes to small kitchenettes..
Ikea kitchen cabinets are the undoubted leaders in the world of kitchen sets, and, in general, in the production of furniture. They are a unique symbiosis of functionality and stylish design, reliable and practical. In a word, they are an excellent option for anyone, even the most demanding housewife..
By the way, all Ikea furniture undergoes a mandatory test for strength, resistance to high and low temperatures and for interaction with moisture. So, if you choose this particular company, then you will not go wrong. Ikea also gives a guarantee for its products – from five to twenty five years..
You can buy a locker for cash or purchase on credit – the Ikea trading company will always meet you. Also available such a service as “turnkey kitchen”.
Features of kitchen cabinets from Ikea:
- Huge range of products. Each year, the company’s designers put up a number of new kitchens for sale; laconic and calm, bright and effective. Rectangular cabinets, corner cabinets, wall-mounted, floor-standing … Every customer will find something to their liking.
- Ikea has the most unique types of cabinets – for example, in their range there are bunk wall-mounted kitchen cabinets up to the ceiling. Warm, cold shades, as well as with glass doors – where else can you find such beauty?
- Non-standard form. People who are tired of everyday life in the interior will just like it. The uniqueness lies in the different depths of the cabinets, their location in space and, of course, in different geometric shapes. Together with Ikea cabinets, you can move away from the boring design and try something new..
To save space, it is recommended to take a closer look at this type of cabinet as wall cabinets. They differ from the usual ones in that they are located at a higher height and are attached to the walls. This will be a great solution to visually relieve the lower part of the kitchen. But even in the case of choosing wall cabinets, there are a number of features – first of all, it is the height of their location and the growth of the owner. For people up to 160 cm tall, lockers should be hung at a height of no more than 150 cm from the floor, for people up to 175 cm – no more than 185 cm from the floor, for people up to 190 cm – about 200 cm from the floor. In addition, it is in the wall cabinets that you can place a dish drainer or arrange jars of pickles.
Do not forget about the base cabinets. This is a classic multifunctional option, because in the floor cabinets you can not only store dishes, but also use them as an additional table top and store any things on their surface. Floor stands can also have different sizes – before buying, the height and width should be measured, as, indeed, in the case of any furniture.
There are also built-in lockers – they can drastically save space. Most often they are in the form of pull-out shelves or wheelchair cabinets. Of course, the built-in cabinets take up much less space, but keep in mind that they will still need space to decompose..
And modular cabinets are those that differ in different variations in the location of individual parts..
A corner cabinet is a great option for people looking to expand their kitchen space. Indeed, as a rule, corner cabinets take up much less space than straight ones. They are practical, versatile, and are a great addition to any interior – both large and small kitchens. Moreover, the corner set will visually divide the kitchen into a dining and dining area..
Ikea corner cabinets can be both wall-mounted and floor-standing. Rectangular, L-shaped, trapezoidal or with a beveled corner.
Any corner kitchen is based on the triangle principle. It lies in the fact that the entire dining area can be conditionally divided into three parts. The first is under the refrigerator, an area for storing food. The second is ideal for washing, and the third is the so-called “fire” zone, especially for cooking.
Advantages of corner kitchens:
- Practicality of filling the kitchen space. For small kitchens, every meter counts, and corner cabinets are a great way to deal with this problem..
- Floor-standing corner cabinets are very convenient due to the lower shelves and worktops, which can be used instead of separate cutting tables, which, again, is a great space saving.
As for the disadvantages of corner kitchens, they include the inconvenience associated with the close location of all cabinets and shelves. Sometimes in such a kitchen it is absolutely impossible to turn around. Therefore, if you want to order exactly the corner furniture for the kitchen, take careful measurements and think how many people will be at the maximum at the same time in the dining area – just so that everyone has enough space.
Element by element
Kitchen cabinets are classified as modular kitchen sets. As a rule, of the whole variety of kitchen sets, they are the most affordable in terms of price. Also, cabinets element by element allow you to save kitchen space due to a variety of arrangement methods. And fans of experiments will also like the ability to change the design of the kitchen at any time – due to the different arrangement of the lockers, the space will sparkle with completely different colors..
However, there are also disadvantages here. For example, a short service life. On average, an element-wise kitchen will last about ten years, which, in comparison with other types of kitchens, is not a very long time. However, it is up to everyone to decide how long he wants to “live” with one kitchen set – after all, fashion is constantly changing.
But Elemento cuisine is often chosen for small country kitchens. This is a great solution for those who often move or live in rented apartments. With the help of modules, you can transform the room, optimize it.
This is a classic. In addition to storing crockery and kitchen utensils, pencil cases are suitable for built-in household appliances. They are indispensable for people who want to save kitchen space. How is it practical to place in the kitchen both a refrigerator, a multicooker, and an oven, and at the same time leave room for people? In this case, pencil cases are great helpers..
There are several types of pencil cases, each of which is suitable for “hiding” certain household appliances. For example, the Ikea column-pencil case is most often used for these purposes. It is indispensable for a washing machine that you want to hide among the many cabinets in the kitchen, or for a dishwasher.
But a tall pencil case with a door is perfect for a refrigerator..
Of course, the pencil case is also suitable for ordinary storage of kitchen utensils. It is even used for decorative purposes, as well as for storing a variety of pickles or jars of spices and herbs. The huge advantage of pencil cases is that everything is in plain sight, you don’t have to dig for hours in search of a single plate..
Filling the kitchen space with individual details is a very interesting activity. And important. Indeed, the mood of the owners and their appetite depend on how the room is decorated. Kitchens from Ikea will definitely suit your taste.