Gold kitchen and silver bathroom, kitchen decoration should be place where every family spends most money and energy.
Therefore, my home decoration, kitchen is always a priority for allocating a budget, final calculation is at least 60,000. At first, my parents did not understand, thinking that this was just a place for cooking, and it was not worth investing much in it. But when we moved into our new home, we gradually understood my intentions and even began to praise me.
In this issue, I invite you to take a look at my kitchen. The full text is divided into four parts: Layout, Storage, Details and Regrets. If you want to decorate, I believe it will definitely bring you inspiration.Kitchen layout
My kitchen is a traditional small kitchen with three rooms. I thought of countless possibilities, such as opening interior windows, such as changing direction of a door... but they are all limited by building itself and cannot be demolished. So in end I had to choose an L-shaped kitchen layout.
The main flow in kitchen revolves around order of daily food preparation: washing→cutting→frying. Reduce unreasonable walking and make cooking easier.
Under this large moving line, a drain area is also made near sink, and a panel and appliance tower are installed next to stove (marked in white in picture above).
Increase drain area. You can drain, dry and store your daily bowls and utensils right here without stuffing them into a cupboard, which is more convenient. Shortly after I moved in, there is no drain basket yet, so now I often boil water and cook here.
With blessing of window sill, there seems to be enough space and it can be seen as an extension of countertop, taking embarrassment of an insufficient countertop.
Storage next to stove serves two purposes: firstly, to make it convenient to put plate after cooking, and secondly, so that stove is not next to cabinet. to prevent frying body with an open flame and splashing food on body.
The width should be 30 cm which is better, but due to limited overall length, after setting 30 cm, width of vegetable preparation area has to be compressed to 70 cm. Of course, priority of loading area must be lower than that of vegetable preparation area, so in in end, it was decided to leave 20 cm.
The actual size should be a little over 20 cm, because when choosing a slab I chose smaller 71 cm. Width is 4.5 centimeters, minus 2 centimeters of water-retaining bar, total loading area is 22.5 centimeters.
Placing tower with appliance was also a helpless move, because kitchen was so cramped that refrigerator could not be placed at all, so dimensions of other places had to be accurately measured, and finally, a tower for appliances was made here at 60 cm.
It is mainly used for placing electrical appliances. There are many details about storage of this electrical appliance tower, which we will discuss in detail later in storage part.
The refrigerator is placed outside dining table, is built into sideboard. The advantage is that drinks can be conveniently taken in living room, and sideboard can be used as additional storage space for refrigerator. Cups, drinks, snacks, milk, etc., things that do not need to be stored in refrigerator can be stored in cupboard.
Moreover, since sideboard is next to refrigerator, there is a natural storage area. When you get home, put dishes on dining table, and then arrange them, and decide which one to place in refrigerator? What should be put in closet? Which of them should be placed in preparatory storage area next to them?
Of course, this storage space is not just a storage function. The platform on ground is center of whole house. There is a tatami mat above platform, my smoking area, my brother-in-law's lunch break area, my son's hide and seek area.
It is returned to kitchen to provide lighting and ventilation functions. In addition, a gas water heater is also located here. The door uses a shoji sliding door, very decorative and transparent. Can give a strip to my parents. Some lighting is provided in living room.
Turn on lights at night, effect will be better. Of course, my Xiaochang photography skills are limited, and I am not a P-photo master, so I can only post photos for everyone.Kitchen storage
Storage in kitchen is a problem, but in my house, after living in it for several months, countertop is almost empty. Let me share with you some storage options that I think are good.
①Appliance storage tower
I think smartest kitchen solution is this appliance tower that solves so many problems.
Household appliance tower shot with a wide-angle lens
Firstly, it solves problem of lack of countertops and necessary storage of kitchen appliances. The space can be used vertically as well as place rice cookers and steam ovens.
I previously built a built-in steam oven that was a little bigger, so I ended up replacing it with a table top steam oven with extra storage for rice cooker.
The socket on rear wall solves power problem. First, a 10A socket was installed for built-in steam oven. Later it was changed to a desktop one at 16A. desktop is a little smaller, laminate is just right, it was pressed against socket and it was not easy to stick in, so I just turned socket upside down and plug went in smoothly.
At top of appliance compartment is storage for rarely used appliances, inside is a cupboard, induction cooker, electric frying pan, soy milk cooker and other small appliances that are not normally used. are posted here.
Under it is a large box for various cereals. When cooking, you can get cereals you need.
There is also a thin inner drawer on top of multi-grain cabinet, which is mainly used for steam oven accessories, including baking sheets, gloves, etc.
The bottom floor is for rice noodles. I have many family members, so I can only store them in large boxes, so I set aside a large area for rice noodles.
The kitchen has 30 cm thick wall cabinets in all areas. When we moved in, it was relatively empty, but it is predictable that in future it will be full. Too many things in kitchen.
The disputed chimney is also made in form of a cabinet, given temperature of chimney, hole is slightly larger.
There are 2 Jewelry Knowledges to share:
If you want cabinet to be flush with hood, you can choose only side suction;
In order to ensure a perfect match between cabinet and hood, hood installer and cabinet foreman must arrive at construction site at same time and communicate plan, with hood installed first and then cabinet. In my family, hood installer was late and couldn't fit it perfectly. But good thing is that hinges can be finely adjusted to allow door to drop, so you end up with a very small seam.
With exception of vanity units and corner cabinets, all storage spaces take precedence over drawers.
It should be noted that box needs to be planned by items. The big drawer under stove in my house is a positive case. The height is different, dishes are placed on first tier. Place bowls and plates on second layer, and pots on the third.
The pull-out basket can be turned into a pull-out storage board, which is more flexible and practical.
A small detail: don't forget to put paper pads under drawers, which are waterproof, oil-resistant and non-slip. Kitchen drawers must be spacers. This is what my house looks like after several months of laying.
④Storage under sink
Storage under sink, you can explore top, use telescopic rod + storage basket to store dishwashing cotton, cloths, etc. to be used next to the sink.
There are still small appliances downstairs that are not normally used and rice noodles given by others. In fact, these small household appliances should be separated.
At sink, use telescopic rod to hang used cotton wool, rags, etc.
The telescoping mate rod is used to fix telescoping rod so it can be hung on wall, and tool used to connect telescoping rod between rags is a hook with a long tail. This method is suitable not only for walls, but also for cabinet doors and cabinet bodies.
⑥Storage in preparation area
Here it is worth talking about two ways of storage.
Firstly, this is storage of kitchen paper. Instead of a storage box as shown in picture below, put paper towels right inside and only a small part of paper will be visible when cabinet door is closed, which is very convenient. at break.
Secondly, in kitchen of my house, gas pipe, chimney and sewer pipe are in same corner, so riser cannot replace all pipes.
To hide ugliness, I made a small cabinet here and left door to be used when switching gas valve, but I found that it fits just right for knife holder, and it ended up here for backup. The vegetable area is very convenient to store knives, so let's use it to store knives.Human Details
Ultimately, kitchen is still for people, so I didn’t spend less on some kind of humanized design and I didn’t waste less. Here are some details worthy of attention for all families.
①Row of holes
If you carefully read previous article, you will find that steam oven in Hsinchu Jun's home has been changed from a built-in to a countertop, and it can still be customized.
It's mostly because of this row of holes. For all cabinets throughout house, wherever partitions are designed, there is a row of holes every 5cm, making it easier for partitions to move.
Because people's use needs will change over time, assuming that in 5 years there will be a machine that is better than a steam oven, Xinzhu Jun can change it at his own discretion at this time.
Xinzhujun sink uses a large single sink for recessed sink, which is convenient for washing pots without any sanitary corners.
Since it's really big, I then added a sink drain grate (telescopic), which is handy when washing fruit.
The more you use it, more useful it becomes. Now I put collected vegetables in it for washing, and even put chopped vegetables on top, occasionally I also use it to drain bowl. So this is also one of reasons why it was delayed, and dish rack has not yet been arranged.
The faucet adopts a high spout faucet, which is convenient to wash and also eliminates embarrassment of faucet gravity hammer getting stuck, easy to pull out and hard to connect.
The disadvantage is that price is too high, and investment is not directly proportional to functions implemented. Sumitomo, you should choose according to your budget.
Derived from Japanese cuisines, it is similar to whiteboards used in company meetings. It can make whole wall seamless, easy to clean, and has good properties such as non-slip and wear resistance.
It is also a magnet that can be used for storage, but since space left by this wall in house is too small, it is currently not used for storage.
Another point: kitchen napkins are highly recommended and popular. They come with cleaning agent. They are very convenient to wipe cabinet doors and walls. You will fall in love with them as soon as you try them.
Even though I also use a point light in kitchen, standing in front of sink still blocks the light above my head.
In order to brighten area and wash dishes clean, extra light is provided. Hand sweeping lights are generally recommended here, and human body sensors are not recommended.
⑥Mesa 63 cm wide
Typically, depth of countertop is 60 cm. My house has reached 63. Although it has been extended by 3, actual feel is clear and it obviously feels much more spacious.
By no means, length of kitchen is not enough, so width is enough to make up total area, and user experience can catch up.
⑥ Anti-collision rubber particles
Actually, all hinges in my kitchen are imported branded hinges with damping.
There won't be any noise, but it can still rub against cabinet door, so I still put anti-collision rubber particles on corner.Sorry
Anyway, no matter how much you think about it, there will inevitably be flaws, and my kitchen is no exception, if you share it, everyone will take it as a negative and take it as a warning.
①The built-in fridge is not fully built in
The thickness of refrigerator and size of sideboard are fundamentally different.
I know this, but I still insist on building it arbitrarily. For this reason, I also made a cabinet from original 30 cm to 60 cm. It is same thickness as refrigerator cabinet.
I ended up being inattentive, there was still 2 cm of skirting line left, and there was still some room for heat to escape, so in end some of it still leaked out, which was not good-looking.
Now I heard that there is a 60 cm refrigerator, but refrigerator has been ordered for a long time, wait until you like current refrigerator, and then change it.
The calculated height of window sill and a decent surface match, but ground is uneven, and factory also sent a 2 cm thick quartz stone, which turned out to be a finger higher. While it doesn't affect use, it's more responsive.
③Small White Brick
I worked hard for little white brick.
Firstly, famous bricks are not produced and must be purchased online. After purchase, you will find that grooves are not particularly straight, so you can only endure.
Later, when seam was made, it was made of epoxy-colored sand, which was very expensive. The kitchen spent at least 2,000 yuan on seam, and workers had not cleaned it yet.
I later bought an epoxy sand cleaner myself and it took me two days to get colored epoxy sand off tile.
The latest discovery now is that tiles are not easy to wipe clean due to sticky oil stains.
④The enamel plate is damaged
The enamelled board was not there when worker put it up. The guy never did this job. When he was unwinding it from roll, he accidentally stumbled upon a mark.
I still refuse to admit it, I have no other choice but to endure. Now there is a seal that will accompany you all your life.
If you want to use enameled plates, you should pay attention to this problem, check for unevenness during transportation, and ask workers to be careful when installing them.
If it is securely attached to wall, it is an ideal material for walls.
My house, most flirtatious operation, uses wood floors in kitchen.
It's easy to use and clean, and I'm not afraid of splashing clear water, but on first day of a new home, knife fell to ground and did little damage.
This is not a big problem, just put a pillow on your back to cover it.
Written at end: This kitchen really did a lot of work during renovation. Today's space is limited, so I'm not talking about everything, I'm just picking out key points.
Finally, let's talk about budget that everyone cares about. The entire kitchen is at least 60,000+ as follows.
Wardrobe+sink+faucet = 20,000; boiler with zero cold water 10,000+; enameled plate 5 000+; ceramic tiles + paving stones 5,000+; hood = 8,000+; ceiling + water and electricity + floor + other = 10,000+< /p>
This is real cost of finishing, do not believe anything, 100,000 yuan for installation of whole house, effect is really good.