Kitchen cabinets (55 photos): functional, roomy, stylish

The pleasant straw-wood color of the kitchen furniture will delight you even on a cloudy day.

The pleasant straw-wood color of the kitchen furniture will delight you even on a cloudy day.

Kitchen cabinets must meet two main criteria – they must be practical (functional) and aesthetically pleasing. And quite roomy, because they must fit a lot of things – food, tableware and utensils, pans, pots and a large amount of other kitchen stuff.

Kitchen cabinets: floor-standing and wall-mounted

Cabinets are the backbone of kitchen furniture. They can be of several types:

floor – lower, usually used for storing the most bulky things and utensils. Usually they are installed on a small platform for easier access to the lowest shelves..

Floor-standing cabinets can complement a beautiful interior without wall-mounted

Floor-standing cabinets can complement a beautiful interior without wall-mounted

It is desirable that the cabinet has adjustable legs – then it can be positioned exactly relative to other parts of the headset. In addition, the adjustable legs will allow you to raise the cabinet 3-4 mm from the floor, which means that the material from which it is made will not come into contact with the wet floor, this will significantly increase the service life. Most often, lower cabinets are sold without a top cover – this is a place for built-in appliances (hob, oven), sink or countertop, which can combine several cabinets.

The color contrast of the base and wall units creates an excellent composition

The color contrast of the base and wall units creates an excellent composition

upper – wall cabinets – a universal pantry where you can put any not very large item. Today there are three generally accepted height standards for wall cabinets – 360, 720 and 920 mm..

Wall cabinets are a great example of ergonomic use of space

Wall cabinets are a great example of ergonomic use of space

If desired, you can use cabinets of different heights – this will make the look of the kitchen unit richer and more attractive. It is logical that the choice will be made in favor of the maximum possible height of the cabinet, but here two factors must be taken into account. The first is how convenient it will be to get (reach) to the upper shelves (compartments). Part of the problem is solved by placing little-used items there. Second – it is necessary to take into account the placement of air ducts (ventilation and exhaust).

Tall wall cabinets will help you keep the necessary, but rarely used dishes compactly and close enough

Tall wall cabinets will help you keep the necessary, but rarely used dishes compactly and close enough

Cabinet doors – it is they that largely determine the overall style of the cabinet

For a small kitchen, swing doors in kitchen cabinets can be a problem – if you forget to close them, you can unpleasantly hit your head. They can be abandoned in favor of sliding ones – they are more original and functional

One of the exits for a small kitchen is narrow doors

One of the exits for a small kitchen is narrow doors

The second and possibly best option is to use sliding doors.

The second and possibly best option is to use sliding doors.

You can even refuse doors – in kitchens decorated in a modern style, preference is given to open cabinets

The advantage of open cabinets - your dishes can act as the main decorative detail

The advantage of open cabinets – your dishes can act as the main decorative detail

The doors do not need to be opaque. If you have a beautiful service, why hide it behind a wooden (plastic) door. Install glass doors – they will add space to the kitchen

The use of backlighting will be an additional plus when using glass doors.

The use of backlighting will be an additional plus when using glass doors.

If there is only one window in the kitchen, then glass doors will add light.

Correctly located, the backlight will create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility

Correctly located, the backlight will create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility

When choosing wall cabinets for the kitchen, you should take into account the color of the kitchen unit, which will affect not only your mood, but also your appetite in the kitchen. Warm colors (orange, yellow, red) awaken appetite, cold (bright blue) – on the contrary, suppress it. It is important – for the design of a small kitchen, you should select furniture (cabinets) in light colors – lemon, cream, light pink. This way you can add light to the kitchen and visually enlarge it a little..

The gray-blue color balances well the impression of the abundance of kitchen utensils in the cabinets.

The gray-blue color balances well the impression of the abundance of kitchen utensils in the cabinets.

The play of colors will always keep your mood uplifted

The play of colors will always keep your mood uplifted

The storage system will help you conveniently and efficiently use the space inside the lockers

The storage system will help you conveniently and efficiently use the space inside the lockers

It is important to correctly define the “stuffing” of the lockers. First of all, these are various storage systems placed inside. These can be metal corner structures (pans and large pots are placed on them), carousel-type systems (small kitchen utensils are stored on it), pull-out containers, dish dryers, dividers that delimit the volume of the box into cells. Sophisticated storage systems help keep food and kitchen utensils in perfect order, providing easy and quick access to them. But at the same time, the cost of the “filling” can reach the cost of the cabinet itself.

Properly organized, the storage system will provide you with plenty of spices at arm's length

Properly organized, the storage system will provide you with plenty of spices at arm’s length

Some storage systems can exceed expectations

Some storage systems can exceed expectations

Advice! Relief drawings, carvings, and pilasters on the facades look rich and beautiful. But such decorative ornaments significantly complicate the care of furniture – dust or grease can accumulate on them, so all protruding (concave) parts will require additional regular wiping.

Corner cabinet in the kitchen: optimizing space

For a small-sized kitchen, the corner layout of the kitchen set is the most optimal, such an arrangement is the most ergonomic, rational and comfortable. In addition, by using the corner, it allows you to free up more space for the dining area. With an L-shaped layout, the corner cabinet turns out to be the most spacious in the entire headset:

despite the large capacity, the corner cabinet visually looks very modest, without cluttering or overwhelming the space

Two corner cabinets, located symmetrically, perfectly complement the overall composition

Two corner cabinets, located symmetrically, perfectly complement the overall composition

traditionally, a corner cabinet is located near the sink and the working area, which makes it comfortable and convenient for the hostess to place a large amount of frequently used kitchen utensils

Corner base cabinet with special shelves is very convenient to use

Corner base cabinet with special shelves is very convenient to use

the installation of a high corner cabinet allows you to hide existing imperfections (for example, an uneven corner or wall) of the kitchen room

In some cases, a corner cabinet can take on the role of a full-fledged pantry.

In some cases, a corner cabinet can take on the role of a full-fledged pantry.

A corner cabinet may not necessarily be used to store kitchen utensils – it is also a very convenient place to install a TV in the kitchen. A cabinet with open shelves will allow you to diversify the kitchen design by setting photos, figurines and other cute and cute things that will add home comfort to the kitchen

Angled TV placement is one of the best ways to mount your TV without a bracket, making it easy to view from anywhere in the kitchen

Angled TV placement is one of the best ways to mount your TV without a bracket, making it easy to view from anywhere in the kitchen

with the L-shaped placement of the kitchen unit, the corner cabinet makes its appearance complete and harmonious, creating a single continuous structure, which makes the perception of the room as a whole more harmonious.

Modern models will help create a kitchen interior with smooth and neat lines.

Modern models will help create a kitchen interior with smooth and neat lines.

It is quite rare to find a solid (from floor to ceiling) corner cabinet – this is not very convenient, and the cabinet itself turns out to be quite cumbersome. Much more often it is “split” into two parts – floor and hinged.

The corner cabinet is divided into two sections - floor-standing and wall-mounted

The corner cabinet is divided into two sections – floor-standing and wall-mounted

Often, a floor-standing corner cabinet is adapted for a sink, much less often for a hob. This arrangement does not justify itself – instead of a spacious wall cabinet, you have to install a hood. On the one hand, the choice of corner hood models is quite limited, on the other hand, the corner space is used ineffectively..

Of course, there are interesting solutions for kitchen corners without cupboards, but they are permissible only if there is additional space.

Of course, there are interesting solutions for kitchen corners without cupboards, but they are permissible only if there is additional space.

Wall cabinets are fixed on the wall, it can be either a full-fledged cabinet (with hinged doors) or with open shelves (in this case, the cabinet has a more decorative function).

Kitchen cabinet

The pencil case is a classic example of a kitchen that will find its place in both traditional and modern approaches to kitchen design. Narrow and tall, extremely ergonomic, taking up a minimum of space – it is especially in demand in small-sized built-in kitchens.

A pencil case will allow you to fit a maximum of utensils in a small area of ​​the kitchen area

A pencil case will allow you to fit a maximum of utensils in a small area of ​​the kitchen area

A pencil case is irreplaceable when it is necessary to disguise household appliances – in some styles (classic, Provence) it looks like a foreign body. In this case, the built-in appliances will feel very comfortable behind the pencil case door. It can accommodate both dimensional equipment – a refrigerator, so it can act as a “shelter” for several samples of household appliances at once – an oven is well placed in the lower part, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, a bread maker, etc., are located above. frequency of use and your preferences.

Pencil case is a convenient solution for the location of various kitchen appliances

Pencil case is a convenient solution for the location of various kitchen appliances

The design of the cabinet-cabinet allows you to easily control the cooking process, providing easy access to all controls of the equipment.