Creating your dream kitchen where everything fits, functions perfectly, and looks stylish and modern is no easy task.

We brought in an architect to lay out every detail of the process.

We invited architect Natalia Guseva to talk about designing a stylish, modern and practical kitchen.

Natalia Guseva, architect.

Born in Moscow (fifth generation Muscovite), graduated from a comprehensive school and children’s art school in Krasnopresnensky District in 1984, in 1986 she graduated from art school, in 1994 – the Faculty of Architecture, Housing Construction.

In 1996 she established her own design studio, “Kvarta-eko”.

Great geographical discovery. Portuguese style: natural materials and concise design

Now she heads her own design bureau Guseva-Style.

– In the age of fashionable technologies and technical innovations it is possible to achieve the goal – to make the interior of the kitchen practical and convenient and at the same time comfortable and cozy.

For this room to be stylish, original and functional, it is important to know how to beautifully and properly create a kitchen room.

Technical equipment of the kitchen.

First, you need to make a list of the equipment you want to put in your kitchen.

Ask about what’s new in the world of kitchen appliances on the market today, because there may have been a huge change in the technological features of these items since your last purchase of a refrigerator or dishwasher.

The industry does not stand still, and every year kitchen equipment changes not only in terms of functionality, but also in terms of shapes and sizes, which can have a significant impact on the interior of your kitchen.

A cozy interior for a young family.

White kitchen and colored walls in a bright apartment in the suburbs.

4 steps to create the perfect kitchen that impresses at first sight

Make a kitchen plan.

Next, you need to sketch for yourself a rough plan of arrangement of furniture and equipment in the kitchen.

The ideal arrangement is to create a complete technological chain of food preparation: a refrigerator from which we take the products and then put them on the work surface, then there should be a sink, then again the work surface, followed by a cooking surface with a hood over it, this chain should end again with a work surface.

This way of arranging the kitchen equipment is optimal for the process of cooking.

Opposite this “chain” you can put a line of cabinets, where will be located dishes or groceries.

You can also install there everyone’s favorite kitchen island, if space allows.

You need to know that the distance between the line of kitchen equipment and the dining table or island should not be less than 70 cm and more than 130 cm.

These are ideal ergonomic dimensions.

Ovens that are independent of the hob are very convenient and can be positioned not at the bottom, under the hob, but in the column, at a level that is convenient for taking the pans out of the oven.

4 steps to create the perfect kitchen that impresses at first sight

Style and palette.

After that you can already think about the style of the kitchen and its color scheme.

If we choose the classic style, then the finishing materials for countertops, window sills, kitchen apron and kitchen furniture should choose natural materials: stone, stone mosaic, wood, ceramic tile.

Non-natural materials in the classic kitchen will look cheap and vulgar.

Do not be afraid to upholster kitchen chairs with velvet, now you can find natural velvet on the market, specially technologically treated, it does not get wet and almost does not get dirty, and the kitchen with such material will look luxurious and cozy.

4 steps to create the perfect kitchen that impresses at first sight

Select materials.

Finishing materials for a modern style kitchen can be used artificial.

For example, there are excellent countertops made of artificial material, which is superior to natural stone in terms of durability.

Excellent and functional will look in such a kitchen and the apron of plastic.

It is better to use warm colors for kitchen: yellow, coffee, lettuce, melted milk color.

Warm shades are conducive to digestion and create a pleasant, warm psychological atmosphere for cooking and for small kitchen gatherings.

4 steps to create the perfect kitchen that impresses at first sight

We have looked at the interiors of a variety of modern kitchens, and now we will see how our expert Natalia Guseva herself presents a fashionable, stylish and comfortable kitchen.

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Design by Natalia Guseva.

4 steps to create the perfect kitchen that impresses at first sight.

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