Kitchen without upper cabinets: ideas plan

Kitchen without upper cabinets are modern and stylish solution, but how it is justified from the point of view of convenience of usage and storage?

Let's find out how you can compensate for the lack of upper sections which layout and kitchen design to choose and what to lose single headset standard bunk.

6 ideas for organizing storage system

The main problem of single storey kitchen is lack of storage space for utensils, appliances, groceries, etc. So all the space should be designed and optimized.

Here are some ways how to do it:

1. With the help of cabinets, columns — if the kitchen area is more than 20 m, then the lack of upper cabinets will be able to fully compensate for sections of the high cupboards, so-called sliding columns, which can be integrated refrigerator and other equipment and store most of the kitchen utensils and things. Cabinets, columns and single-level headsets can be located on the opposite to each other, the walls and adjacent.

2. With buffet or a pencil case — if the kitchen is small or to dedicate to the sliding columns, the whole wall is not desirable, and the need for such a large storage system you have, then you can replace them with one cupboard, shelf or pencil case, to store some things and utensils.

3. With open shelves – open shelves look much "lighter" than wall cabinets with fronts and, if desired, can fully replace them. On the other hand, if you hang lots of shelves, the kitchen will no longer be single and it will be a completely different design. In addition, open shelves requires double attention, regularly wipe the dust, tidy, storing things, etc. But you can hang just one or two shelves in the right place – near the sink and/or directly above the working area.

4. With the help of rails – rails is, of course, does not solve the problem of storage, but still will do a single-level headsets functional. They can hang kitchen utensils and jars of spices. But keep in mind that the minimalism of the interior, for which it was planned kitchen without upper cabinets is a bit broken, because the roof rails can create a feeling of a small mess.

5. With floor cabinets enhanced spaciousness and functionality – choosing a single-level kitchen, consider filling the outdoor tables must be especially careful. This is especially true of the Cabinet under the sink and a corner section. Well, when they have pull-out shelves, baskets, carousels and shelves.


6. With... wall cabinets – lastly, you can choose linear, angular or U-shaped single storey set and hang the mounted modules only along one wall or even locally.

Depending on the shape and area of the kitchen you can choose from the following layout options:

  • Linear diagram, when the outdoor cabinets lined up along one wall completely or partially. Work area with sink and cooking hobs are positioned near, preferably near the cooking place and fridge to make it easy to cook. This option space is particularly relevant for narrow kitchens.

  • Parallel – this is the version of the plan when either floor cabinets stand opposite each other or opposite to a single-level headset along the wall housing the sliding columns (as pictured below), and between these rows there can be a table-island or dining group. The parallel circuit arrangement of furniture is suitable for very spacious or long narrow kitchens (in this case, the dining area is in the middle, and at the end of the room).

  • Angular – rational and convenient location of the kitchen, or when the floor cabinets have an angular configuration, or a corner along the adjacent walls form a sliding columns and floor cabinets. A corner layout to comply with the "rule of the triangle" (where the sink, fridge and stove located in reasonable proximity to each other) will be easier. Corner unit optimum for any kitchen, especially a small one.

  • U-shape – when the headset modules are placed in the shape of P along three walls. On the one hand, this is a great type of layout because it is easy to observe the rule "work triangle" and efficient use of space, but on the other hand, not every kitchen has the opportunity to realize a U-shaped furnishings.

  • Island – in this case, the main work surface is an island in the middle of the kitchen, which can include built-in appliances, and sink, and storage space, and therefore theoretically can not empty. But most of the island kitchen is complemented by cabinets, columns or cabinetry. This option of furniture is only suitable for large kitchens (20 sq m).

In the kitchen with no wall cabinets win and lose what is the standard?


  • Kitchen without wall cabinets look more spacious, easier and more accurate;
  • Still, the decorative and the possibility to realize unusual design ideas – the main advantages of one-level cuisine, while the practicality and functionality of fade into the background. Abandoning the top shelves, you'll be able to decorate the free space with something like mosaic or steklopakety with photo printing, or focus on textured walls, for example masonry.

  • In this complex work area will not fall off the shadow of the upper cabinets;
  • Single storey kitchen is particularly well fit into the interior kitchens in Scandinavian style, country, Provence, loft, industrial and minimalism.


  • Headset without upper cabinets two times less capacious than the standard headset, and to equip the kitchen cabinets, columns only if its area is more than 20 sq. m.;
  • Kitchens without wall cabinets compel to bring an empty wall to an ideal condition, since even if it will not be the focus of the interior, will still attract attention;
  • The jurisdiction of life and cooking on single storey kitchen to get used to, after all, to get the utensils or foods from the bottom of the boxes often have to bend;

  • Furthermore, abandoning upper cabinets, you will not be able to hide, for example, the gas column inside of the Cabinet and other communications, and the hood will have to buy without a duct. However, pipes and wires sometimes you can beat so that they not only will not spoil the interior design, but also embellish it.published

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