Choosing a kitchen corner - we take into account the materials, design and type of construction

corner in the interior of the kitchen

A kitchen corner for a small kitchen is a great way to make rational use of space. After all, this is a versatile, comfortable and very functional furniture - no wonder corners are very popular in our country. The traditional dinette includes a corner sofa section with a luxury seat, stools or chairs, as well as a table. The photo below shows the corners of domestic production - available from chipboard and leatherette, as well as models from solid wood and fabric.

Typical kitchen corners

However, today a kitchen corner can be called not only an angular section, but also a dining group with a small sofa, or rather a sofa, as well as with a banquette without a back (pictured below), a bench or a bench.

Banquette without back

Or, for example, this kitchen corner made of beech wood (Orion model) from Russian manufacturer Wood Craft.

Kitchen corner from the massif of a beech, Orion model from WoodCraft

Today we will look at ready-made soft corners, as well as suggest what other interesting options for dining groups you can order, make with your own hands or find something similar in the store.

Kitchen sofa as a bed

Kitchen corners have obvious advantages:

  1. space is used rationally;
  2. all family members will certainly fit at the same table;
  3. sofa corners, as a rule, have a back with a soft upholstery on which it is pleasant to lean over;
  4. under the corner can be provided for the storage boxes of various utensils;
  5. some benches and sofas can easily turn into a bed;
  6. With the help of such furniture it is easy to zone the space regardless of the dimensions of the room.

A little about the size and location

  • The size and location of the kitchenette should be such that the aisles from the dining group to other furniture (for example, a kitchen unit) are about 90-100 cm, and in order for you to sit comfortably and get up from the table, the distance from the table to Walls / furniture should be at least 80 cm.

Sofa in the kitchen

  • The depth of sitting is about 50 cm - the most comfortable for an average person with an average build.
  • Near the front door, at the refrigerator, sink or stove - all this is not the best options for placing furniture, the ideal option - at the window.

Kitchen corner by the window

Kitchen corner in a niche

Kitchen corner in the bay window

Corner in a small kitchen

Choosing the upholstery

The most important thing that you need to pay attention to when acquiring a soft corner is an upholstery, which can both spoil the look of the furniture and the interior, or decorate it.

  • Keep in mind that some models are equipped with foam lining only, and you can choose the color and texture of the case yourself and change the design according to the season and mood.
  • In addition, you can use the same fabric as for curtains or as much as possible in color for sewing upholstery with your own hands, creating a single textile set for the kitchen.

As for modern upholstery materials, most often they are synthetic and are distinguished by practicality, ease of care and resistance to fading. Among the popular materials worth noting:

  • Shenil, plush, jacquard and velor are popular and common coatings;

Velvet sofa in the kitchen interior

  • Teflon-coated microfiber - wear-resistant material with good color stability;

Upholstery fabrics for kitchen corners

  • Flock - practical, but somewhat less wear-resistant compared with microfiber. Important! Only high-quality flock with a short nap and diagonal weaving is allowed - if the weave of the fabric is transversely longitudinal, then it will very quickly lose its original appearance;
  • Leather - durable and easy to care, but quite specific in terms of design;

Soft dinette with leather upholstery

  • Ecoskin - demanded substitute of natural material. Differs fire resistance, breathable structure, well imitates natural leather.

Kitchen corner with dermantine upholstery

On furniture with a hard surface, such as benches, they put pillows that can be easily sewn with your own hands and changed from time to time. This "garden" option today in a trend in urban apartments. Take a look at the photo - the benches and sofa corners with pillows look very cozy.

Design of the kitchenette with pillows

Kitchen corner with bench in the interior

Bench in the interior of the kitchen

Bench in the interior of the kitchen

Bench in the interior of the kitchen

  • Kitchen with dining group with bench
Fillers for upholstered furniture

If you make a soft corner with your own hands, and if you buy ready-made furniture, you need to understand the differences in existing types of fillers.

  • As a rule, for seats use a synthetic winterizer or foam rubber, but polyurethane foam provides the highest comfort. This material is also the most durable.

In addition, it shows excellent performance of moisture and heat transfer and is not deformed as a result of continuous operation. You can choose not only the type, but also the rigidity of the filler. At the moment, a classification of six groups is used:

  • E (ST) - normal hardness;
  • EL - increased;
  • HL - hard;
  • ER - soft;
  • HS - hyperweight;
  • HR - high elasticity.

The best fillers can last about 10 years. Only furniture with spring blocks is considered more durable.

Materials and Design

Choosing a corner in the kitchen, you should consider the color and design. It depends on how harmonious the interior of the kitchen will turn out. And the practicality of the furniture is ensured by properly selected material. Here are the following options:

  1. DSP - the most simple and budget option, imitating wood, but can be any other colors due to the laminated protective coating. Reliability, of course, chipboard is much inferior to furniture made of wood and can serve only 5 years. To make an inexpensive corner of chipboard look “more noble”, choose high-quality upholstery of neutral colors from high-quality natural fabrics or close to them. For example, such as in the photo below.

Kitchen soft corner in the interior

Kitchen soft corner in the interior

Kitchen soft corner in the interior

  1. Woody array. This corner is reliable and very beautiful, but it is significantly more expensive. The most common wood species for kitchen furniture are oak, beech, pine or birch.

Kitchen wooden corner in the interior

The dining area of ​​wood is often carved.

Wooden kitchen corner

Carved Kitchen Wooden Bench

Nuances of design choice

Before you buy such furniture, you need to properly assess the proportions of the room, the main design direction, the location of the set and its desired functional features.

Kitchenette in the style of minimalism

Kitchenette in the style of minimalism

Soft kitchen corner in the interior

Soft kitchen corner in the interior

Note that it can be in the form of a solid product as in the photo above or in the form of separate parts, each of which is a full-fledged object. For example, you can make a kitchen area of ​​two small sofas, as in the photo below.

Sofa in the interior of the kitchen

Speaking of sofas and sofas. In the kitchen of 10 square meters. m fits even such a full-fledged sofa.

Sofa in the interior of the kitchen

And here are some other ideas on how to make a kitchen corner with a sofa for small kitchen.

Kitchen with sofa in oriental style

A kitchen corner for a small kitchen is an excellent place to store things, and therefore, kitchen sofas are equipped with drawers that can withstand a load of up to 100 kg.

Classic style kitchen with sofa

It is better to choose a table for a kitchen corner on one leg, so it will be easier for sitting to sit and get up.

Kitchen corner with table on one leg

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  1. Honey says

    Corner really seems to me the most convenient form of furniture in the kitchen. Sit with the family, chat over a cup of tea. Conveniently stay with friends.

  2. Mikhailo says

    After repairs in the kitchen, they replaced the couch with a new one. Only now they took not foam rubber as a filler (it sank quickly and lost its shape), but polyurethane foam. Much more practical and more convenient.

  3. gula11 says

    Our kitchen is not very small, but everything is made up so we chose a kitchen corner with a corner of leatherette. It turned out nice and the place in the kitchen is not much decreased.

  4. Annusya says

    I thought that for a small kitchen, a kitchen corner would not work, but it turns out that it can make it so cozy and pretty without taking up extra space. You just need to based on the size, choose the optimally suitable option - there is a huge selection of corners, and we better take the table on one leg.

  5. Sergiy Ostapenko says

    At the expense of materials of such a corner - I would not advise super-expensive materials, because it will be constantly polluted. So it is better to choose something easy to wash.

  6. Alexander says

    Excellent kitchen corner, suitable for most families - I advise absolutely everyone, especially those with children.

  7. Vaska Kotov (Vasikot) says

    And how do you sit on the seating corner when you have tables with mostly four legs? This oh so awkward! Constantly move the table? And if he is from an array?

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