Corner Kitchen Designs: 175+ Photos of Kitchen Solutions

Corner kitchen design

The traditional arrangement of furniture in the kitchen is often boring. But what if you experiment and place tables and cabinets at an angle. What are the benefits of this? What should be considered? Can it be used in small kitchens? Learn about modern shelves, magic nooks and other furnishings.

Features of corner kitchen furniture. How to choose?

The main selection criterion is convenience for the hostess. Kitchen furniture includes tables, cabinets, and shelves of different functions. They differ in size, material, internal filling, design facades, color and style.

If you want more space, a corner kitchen set is an excellent option.

If you want more space, a corner kitchen set is an excellent option.

In small rooms, the best corner option for placing furniture. In this case, it is easier to install equipment, kitchen appliances, organize storage areas for dishes and kitchen utensils..

Corner kitchen is a practical solution for organizing space

Corner kitchen is a practical solution for organizing space

The Golden Triangle Principle is the basis for designing such furniture:

  • Fire – oven, oven (cooking).
  • Water – washing (washing food, dishes).
  • Cold – refrigerator, freezer (storage of food, dishes).

The ergonomic arrangement of these items speeds up work, facilitates movement, gives peace of mind and brings comfort..

This arrangement of furniture will become a practical and functional solution.

This arrangement of furniture will become a practical and functional solution.

Order a kitchen for the size of your room. It is difficult to choose a ready-made version so that it fits exactly into the interior.

Advantages and disadvantages

Why is this option popular? Corner placement is convenient for the hostess. The furniture is located compactly. Less time is spent on movement, all the necessary tools, dishes, appliances, equipment are at hand. Besides:

In this arrangement of the kitchen unit, everything you need is at hand

In this arrangement of the kitchen unit, everything you need is at hand

  • Several working areas are created: for dirty and clean work. For example: processing raw vegetables, meat, fish and preparing salads from prepared foods.
  • More space to accommodate the dining group.
  • Work area includes lower tables and upper cabinets.
  • Built-in appliances, furniture fits better into the triangle.
  • A wide variety of furniture sets. Individual modules can be swapped. Choose an elongated or equilateral option.
  • Installing L-shaped furniture visually changes the size of long narrow kitchens.
  • You can use window sills as a cutting table (more on this below).
  • It is possible to use hard-to-reach (corner parts) of small rooms.
  • Well in harmony with kitchen “islands” for the stove or sink.

For a corner kitchen, an obligatory individual project from a competent designer

For a corner kitchen, an obligatory individual project from a competent designer

Such kitchens are difficult to buy ready-made. We need an individual project. Time is wasted on making an order and furniture assemblers are needed for installation. Drawers in the open position interfere with opening the side doors. If the sink is located in a corner, it is difficult to use the space underneath. These are small disadvantages of the L-shaped version. They are solved if you order a project from a competent designer..

The space under the sink in the corner is difficult to use, you can't do without hints from the designer

The space under the sink in the corner is difficult to use, you can’t do without hints from the designer

Let’s talk about the window sill block. An interesting opportunity to place another table. The window sill and window are dismantled, a new one is ordered. The bottom of the window should be level with the desktops. The opening is laid with bricks. A work plane project is being developed with countertop, rolling into the windowsill.

A kitchen set in light shades will make the space light and cozy

A kitchen set in light shades will make the space light and cozy

If you remove the battery, you can install a narrow table. How to solve the heating problem is described in the subheading “Why remove the battery and install the table”.

When installing a new window, you need to take care of good thermal insulation, otherwise cold or hot air will penetrate into the room.

Views

U-shaped furniture is installed if it is possible to use the space near the window.

Peninsular accommodation is applicable in apartments and houses with free planning. Work tables are located perpendicular to the wall and separate the kitchen unit from zones recreation, corridor or living room.

The U-shaped furniture is set so as to use the window

The U-shaped furniture is set so as to use the window

Combining with bar counter helps to do without a dining table. Ideal for families with minimal time in the kitchen.

L-shaped installation is acceptable in rooms less than 6 m². Adequate number of shelves and cabinets guaranteed.

If the headset is combined with a bar counter, you can do without a dining table.

If the headset is combined with a bar counter, you can do without a dining table.

Kitchen aprons

Cooking is hardly a clean job. Therefore, when choosing a headset, you need to take care of the protection of the walls. Some features:

The larger the tiles, the easier it is to clean

The larger the tiles, the easier it is to clean

  • Large tiles make cleaning easier (no time wasted on tile joints).
  • The mosaic creates a cozy atmosphere. However, it is difficult to wash it.
  • Glass panels are expensive. This problem can be solved: stick wallpaper on the walls and fix tempered glass on top. This is a budget decoration option..

Float glass apron - modern design for kitchen work walls

Float glass apron – modern design for kitchen work walls

A little bit about the exotic. For wall cladding, choose float glass. Reliability and durability is provided by the option of at least 4-6 cm thick. An unusual effect is provided by glass with a sandblasted pattern, reinforced, tempered. Optionally, you can dismantle it, stick it wallpaper with a different pattern and the interior changes.

Float glass cover makes it easy to change the interior - simply by re-sticking the pattern under the glass

Float glass cover makes it easy to change the interior – simply by re-sticking the pattern under the glass

There is a misconception that glass surfaces are difficult to keep clean. If you think about how long it takes to clean the tile joints, it becomes clear: wiping the glass with a quality detergent is much easier.

Small kitchens

Limited space requires careful planning of furniture. The L-shaped shape allows you to install more spacious tables and cabinets. All the necessary utensils will be hidden, and the kitchen is in perfect order. Such a headset is cheaper, since manufacturers tie the price to the footage of tables and shelves..

L-shaped shape allows you to install more spacious tables and cabinets

L-shaped shape allows you to install more spacious tables and cabinets

The problem may arise if ventilation ducts pass through the room, there are protrusions, niches. But these disadvantages can be beaten by developing an individual project taking into account such features..

Materials (edit)

The operating time depends on the quality of the material. But more importantly, the beauty of the whole room. What manufacturers offer:

Corner kitchen set is an excellent design solution for a spacious kitchen

Corner kitchen set is an excellent design solution for a spacious kitchen

  • MDF is a reliable material with high strength. Consists of several layers, decorated with veneer. Withstands high temperature, humidity, mechanical stress.
  • Glass is a trend in recent years. Manufacturers offer monochromatic models in different colors, with patterns for decorating cabinets, countertops.
  • Natural wood is an environmentally friendly material. Needs special treatment with impregnation, stain and varnish. Otherwise, the appearance loses its attractiveness..
  • Particleboard is not an expensive option. Good price, but short service life. The material is brittle, swells quickly in a humid environment.
  • Plastic is easy to use and maintain. Provides the opportunity to implement fantastic color projects.

Decorating the kitchen with wood is an excellent design solution that is always in trend.

Decorating the kitchen with wood is an excellent design solution that is always in trend.

When choosing, you should not be guided only by the price. Budget kits will have to be changed more often. Dear ones go out of fashion, but it’s a pity to throw it away. Rationally choose kitchens from the average price of good quality.

The work space near the window gives you the opportunity to admire nature while cooking

The work space near the window gives you the opportunity to admire nature while cooking

Furniture fittings

Fittings are not only door handles. Modern furniture includes functional elements:

  • Hangers.
  • Bottle holders.
  • Corners (provide a wonderful opportunity to rationally use a deep corner).
  • Pull-out shelves, drawers, baskets of various sizes and depths, including closers.
  • Roll-out baskets.
  • Holders for small items, towels, cutlery, etc..

Rational use of space helps maintain order

Rational use of space helps maintain order

Such “helpers” help to keep order in the kitchen. Each item has its place. As a result, time is saved for preparation and cleaning of the premises..

Door features

This is an important element. Doors open and close more often than in other rooms, as a result, the mechanism can wear out and become loose. The doors cover the adjacent shelves. To prevent this, when choosing, pay attention to the developers’ suggestions:

Black and pink kitchen with a smart functional headset

Black and pink kitchen with a smart functional headset

  1. Foldable – consist of narrow panels connected to each other. Doors are installed on corner cabinets, shelves, tables. Important for small furniture.
  2. Lifting – used for hanging cabinets. Opened with microlifts (special devices).
  3. Blinds – do not take up much space. When lifting, they do not steal space. Convenient for shelves with food, home first aid kit, camouflage water heaters.
  4. Sliding – move horizontally (left and right). Suitable for long tables and wardrobes. They create discomfort in small rooms.

Microlifts provide silent closing

Microlifts provide silent closing

Style directions

In small apartments, the choice of style depends on the overall decoration of the premises. In large rooms and houses there is scope for imagination, but you should not combine classics and high-tech, minimalism and baroque, Provence and Egypt. Let’s consider the main directions:

Classic has clear lines. Expensive materials are used. Colors: natural wood, beige, white. Antique handles on the doors.

Decorating in a classic style is expensive, but such an interior is always up-to-date.

Decorating in a classic style is expensive, but such an interior is always up-to-date.

Provence light style. Light furniture, carved elements, wooden details. Colors: all shades of light colors: green, blue, beige, baked milk, brown.

High tech – metal elements, laconic lines, reflective surfaces. Indigo, white and black, acid orange, gray, metallic (silver, golden).

Provence style kitchen in light olive tones with wood accents

Provence style kitchen in light olive tones with wood accents

Eclecticism (mixing) – combines well natural and artificial materials, elements of various styles.

Minimalism – straight lines, lack of decorative elements, laconic handles.

Minimalism gives lightness to the interior

Minimalism gives lightness to the interior

For open-plan rooms

Combining several rooms gives you a lot of freedom in choosing furniture. Corner options make it easier to organize zoning. In houses and apartments of a large area, the corner kitchen is combined with a bar counter.

Organize zoning with corner furniture

Organize zoning with corner furniture

Unusual organization of space: the corner version is used for preparatory work, and an island structure is installed for cooking and washing dishes.

Equipment

A comfortable kitchen cannot be imagined without modern equipment, which helps save time, improves the indoor climate, and helps organize cooking and washing dishes. These items are built into a furniture set:

Modern equipment helps to save space, time, resources

Modern equipment helps to save space, time, resources

  1. Dishwasher.
  2. Oven.
  3. Furnace (gas, induction, electric).
  4. Washing.
  5. Hood.

The equipment can be hidden in closed shelves, so you will not waste space

The equipment can be hidden in closed shelves, so you will not waste space

In order not to spend a lot of time on additional equipment, they use closed shelves with a multicooker, a coffee machine, and a food processor. They can be used without taking them out of the cabinets. For placement, take into account their size, methods of loading products and other features.

Large corner fitted kitchen with dining area - perfection itself

Large corner fitted kitchen with dining area – perfection itself

Do I need a backlight?

Cooking is also work. Therefore, it is necessary to organize comfortable conditions, observe safety precautions. It is difficult to disagree that this is impossible in the twilight. Overhead chandeliers do not always provide enough light.

Lighting under the hanging shelves provides illumination on the desktop

Lighting under the hanging shelves provides illumination on the desktop

Rational option: plasterboard ceiling above the work tables it is made lower by 30 cm. Spotlights mounted in it will provide sufficient illumination. As an option, the backlight is installed under the hanging shelves and illuminates the desktop.

Natural lighting plays a huge role

Natural lighting plays a huge role

Why remove the battery to set up a table?

Placing a kitchen unit along a wall with windows can reduce energy costs. Cooking comfortably in natural light. But, in most modern kitchens, a battery is placed under the window.

Energy savings in natural light

Energy savings in natural light

If you close it or just cut it off, then the heat will not enter the kitchen in winter. Low temperatures combined with high humidity from cooking and washing up will do their dirty work. Mold or mildew will appear on the walls. An alternative to the battery is a warm water or electric floor.

An alternative to a cut-out battery can be a warm floor

An alternative to a cut-out battery can be a warm floor

conclusions

To summarize: corner kitchen furniture is an option for kitchens of different sizes. It helps to define the boundary between the work area and the dining group. Makes rooms compact.

Sometimes the kitchen can become a bright accent in your interior.

Sometimes the kitchen can become a bright accent in your interior.

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