Your Kitchen In-Line
Advantages of one-wall kitchensWhen you are planning your kitchen you need to consider two factors: the space you have available and how you are going to use it.
If your space is small or if you are the only one who is going to use it, one idea is to use just one wall for all the functions.
Concentrating the functions does not mean giving up organizing your space in a stylish and imaginative way
Even if you are using just one wall you can find innumerable ideas for satisfying every taste and need.
A kitchen just for youThis composition is for those who want exclusive control over the working area.
Concentrating all the functions in a single row facilitates the work of a single person who can move rapidly back and forth with linear movements; it is not recommended if two people are going to work in the kitchen because one person's movements would intersect with and disturb the others.
Placement of the elements should follow the logic of the sequence of work proceeding from left to right or in other words: extraction of food (refrigerator), cutting (counter top), washing (sink), cooking (cooking range).
A solution for small spacesIf you live in a studio apartment or an attic, or have a small room for your kitchen, the linear arrangement can help you save space.
Concentrating the functions does not mean giving up organizing your space in a stylish and imaginative way: even if you are using just one wall you can find innumerable ideas for satisfying every taste and need.
For example you can exploit the height of your room by installing high wall cabinets, double cabinets, glass door cupboards or baskets and accessorized drawers below the counter top: in this way you will have all the storage space you desire while leaving the room free to easily move about in.
Ideas for multiplying your spaceThere are other ways to conquer precious centimeters.
One of these is the "bridge" design: two side columns connected by base cabinets and a linear row of wall cabinets.
Alternatively you can use disappearing accessories like pull-out tables, invent original shelves or use the columns to house appliances.
In attics with irregular ceiling heights you can install a low closet, maybe matched with a chest of drawers or pull-out basket.