Design and renovation of the kitchen with gas stove

Geyser often complicates the arrangement of the kitchen, because it takes so much space, almost always has an inconvenient location, spoils the look of the wall, and also requires careful handling. In this article we will explain what can be done with this useful, but not simple device, and how to plan the repair and design of the kitchen with a gas stove without compromising storage reserves, beauty of the interior, your wallet and security. And here you will find a selection of 40 photos of interiors, from which you can draw a lot of useful ideas.

7 decisions how to hide the gas column or organically fit it into the interior

Solution 1. Transfer to the corridor

The transfer of the gas column to the corridor is justified when the kitchen is very small and it sorely lacks storage space. However, the implementation of this idea is rather troublesome and is possible only if the following requirements are met:

  • The corridor must be wide - the distance between the front wall of the enclosure of the installed column and the opposite wall must be at least 1 m;
  • The ceiling height of the corridor should be at least 2.25 m, and the volume of the room is valid from 7.5 m3;
  • In the corridor there should be a ventilation duct and a chimney with a diameter of 125 mm;
  • The wall on which the column will be installed should be capital.

Keep in mind that the transfer of the gas column should be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the SNiP and almost always only after coordination with the gas and housing services.

Solution 2: Transfer within the kitchen

The idea of ​​moving the column to the corridor is radical and not always possible, but transfer within the kitchen is quite feasible. Often this solution helps to more conveniently organize the workspace or hide the device where it is least visible. Below the photo shows a photo of the kitchen interior in the Khrushchev with a gas column in the corner.

Kitchen with gas stove in Khrushchev

  • Kitchen with gas stove in Khrushchev

The easiest way to coordinate the transfer of the gas column at a distance of not more than 1.5 meters from the "native" place on the same wall. It is important that the column is not placed above the slab.

Moving a column to a greater distance will not officially be considered a transfer, but a replacement and laying of new gas mains, so legitimization will be much more complicated and longer.

Solution 3. Wardrobe installation

Building a gas stove in a locker is the best, but not always legal way to disguise a gas stove. In some cities it is allowed and actively practiced, in others it is strictly prohibited. To avoid fines or, even worse, accidents, develop a project for the installation, then be sure to consult with the local gas service and get official permission.

How to hide the gas column in the kitchen cabinet correctly and safely?

  • The geyser with an open combustion chamber should be hidden in a false cabinet without top and bottom, the side walls of the cabinet should be at least 15 cm away from the side walls of the device.It is desirable to make the facade lattice, as in the photo example below. All these requirements are needed for ventilation, creating the right traction and your safety.
  • Geyser in the closet
  • Small kitchen in the Khrushchev with gas stove

By the way, in this way you can hide a gas column not in a false cabinet, but ... in a false hood. An example of such a disguise, you can see in the next photo slider.

  • Kitchen design with a gas column in a false hood

Kitchen design with a gas column in a false hood

  • A geyser with a closed combustion chamber is easier to build in - the cabinet can have a bottom and top, side walls mounted close to the device, and a solid door.

White small kitchen in Khrushchev

Kitchen 5.8 square meters. m

Gas column in the kitchen cabinet

  • It is desirable that the gas column was installed at about the same level as the wall cabinets.

Solution 4. Facade and apron decoration in white

Most gas water heaters have metal cases in white. Why not take advantage of this? After all, having decorated the kitchen apron and the fronts of the headset with white, you will kill two birds with one stone:

  1. Create a background in which the gas column, the meter and the standpipe will simply “dissolve” and will be almost imperceptible regardless of their location;
  2. Due to the white color, you visually increase a small space and make it lighter.

Thus, you will not have to complicate, increase the cost and delay the kitchen renovation and the design of the headset, and the device itself will always be available for those. service. Perhaps it is this way of integrating the water heater into the interior is the easiest and, at the same time, effective. By the way, caring for white surfaces, contrary to myths, is as simple as for surfaces of any other color. Moreover, light shades are much more practical than dark ones (if we are not talking about fabrics) and visually make the interior more tidy. Below the photo shows an example of the design of a white kitchen in the Khrushchev with a gas stove, which itself is part of the headset.

  • White kitchen with an area of ​​6 square meters. m

White kitchen with an area of ​​6 square meters. m

And here is an example of a gas column disguise against a white wall.

  • Geyser in the interior of the kitchen with white walls
    Geyser in the interior of the kitchen with white walls in the house of the old stock
  • Geyser in the interior of the kitchen with white walls

See also the material: Kitchen design and repair in Khrushchev - 13 tried and tested solutions.

However, it is not necessary to arrange the walls and the apron in white. In order for the device to fit organically into the interior, it is sufficient to support it with other white elements, for example, a hood and an oven, as in this design project. country style kitchens.

  • Design project of a kitchen with a gas column

Solution 5. Painting the column to match the walls / facades

If you do not want to adjust the design of the kitchen under the gas column, then do the opposite and adapt it to the interior. To do this, simply paint the body to match the background (walls, apron), to match the facades, or to any color accents that are in the kitchen. The principle of operation is simple: first, the body should be oiled a little, then covered with a primer and let it dry; and then apply paint, or rather heat-resistant enamel from a can or with the help of a spray gun in a couple of layers. Thanks to the spray paint will fall evenly, and no one will ever guess that the painting is not factory-made. By the way, there are a great many shades of heat-resistant enamels, and you can choose the one you need.

Solution 6. Column Decor

Geyser will not spoil the interior, if it is skillfully decorated. For example, you can decorate the body of the water heater with vinyl stickers, decoupage or art painting. You can also buy a column with a ready-made pattern from the manufacturer. The main thing is to approach the choice of design of the column responsibly - it should be combined with the color scheme of the kitchen and fit it in style. In this case, the interior itself should be decorated with restraint and mostly in neutral colors. Otherwise, the decorated column will only spoil the look of the kitchen, it will look coarse and make you feel a mess.

Column with decor

Painting the gas column in the kitchen

Solution 7. Interior design in "rustic" or industrial style

Lovers of country styles (country, provence, rustic, Russian country style, etc.), as well as loft style and industrial is no reason to worry about the visibility of engineering communications.Indeed, in such interiors, a gas heater, a meter, pipes and risers should not be hidden, but, on the contrary, used as interior decoration and an authentic attribute of a rustic / industrial setting. For better effect, the column can be artificially aged.

  • Kitchen interior with gas stove in country style
    Small kitchen with gas stove in country style
  • Industrial kitchen with gas stove

Features of the repair and kitchen design with gas stove

To plan the design and repair of the kitchen with a gas column you need to look at the rules of fire safety, the requirements of ventilation and ergonomics. Here are some important tips that will help you arrange your workspace in the best possible way.

  1. If you are equipping the kitchen from scratch, then it is advisable to think about the location of the gas water heater, the layout and interior design before renovating and buying furniture. Then you will have more room for maneuver and fewer problems. For example, you can move a column, change it to a more modern or appropriate model for a future setting, improve ventilation and chimney at the same time, adjust the color scheme of the interior to the column, etc.
  2. It is advisable to purchase a kitchen set to order, regardless of whether you plan to build the water heater in the cabinet or not. This will allow you to build a headset without errors and use every centimeter with advantage.
  3. Can I install a stretch ceiling in the kitchen with a gas column? It is possible if the height of the room with the installed canvas will be at least 2.25 m, and a distance of at least 8 cm from the opening of the chimney to the ceiling will be. thermal insulation layer. So the ceiling will not be damaged by heat (from the products of combustion leaving the chimney) and will not become an obstacle to traction. If necessary, the chimney hole can be lowered slightly.
  4. The walls in the kitchen with a gas stove should not be trimmed with wallpaper or plastic panels (at least near the column), since these materials can deteriorate / melt under the influence of heat. Ideally, the walls should simply be plastered, painted or decorated with ceramic tiles (see photo).
Country Style Kitchen

Small kitchen with gas stove and walls lined with ceramic tiles

  1. In the kitchen with a gas stove you definitely need a constant supply of fresh air (50-90 cubic meters per hour). This is necessary both for your safety and for the stability of the combustion unit. Therefore, when installing plastic windows, select those that have the function of micro-ventilation, that is, special accessories that allow opening windows with micropits from 3 to 7 mm. Both in winter and in summer, kitchen windows with a gas stove should be opened in this mode. If wooden windows are planned or already installed in the kitchen, then the question of passive ventilation will be solved by itself due to their natural micro gaps. The main thing is not to overdo it with waterproofing, window seals and insulation.
  2. Even more effectively ensure the flow of air will help supply ventilation valves embedded in the wall, for example, Kiv-125 or KPV-125. It is advisable to take care of their installation before repairs, so as not to spoil the finish.
  3. In the kitchen with a gas water heater, both the supply and exhaust systems should work balanced. Therefore, it is necessary to invite professional ventilators to check the chimney and the ventilation duct. If necessary, they need to be put in order. And, of course, when arranging the kitchen, do not make the roughest and, unfortunately, a common mistake - do not cover the ventilation channel with either drywall boxes, wallpaper or furniture.
  4. And the last piece of advice is “in any incomprehensible situation” consult with the gas service and act according to the regulations of the regulatory documents.
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