Often the kitchen in our homes is not as great as we would have liked. And even sadder that the possibilities of expanding this tiny room not so much. However, there is an option of planning and re-planning the kitchen, which was lucky to realize the happy owners of a kitchen with a balcony. In general, if your kitchen has a balcony, the problem can be regarded as almost solved.
Kitchen Design with a balcony - a great opportunity to do this premise is not only spacious, but also roomy and bright, comfortable and cozy. However, not everyone knows how to use that extra space wisely. And even fewer of those who really imagine how much easier and better to become a kitchen, a balcony if you use off-label, and as part of the kitchen interior.
Note that the design of the kitchen with a balcony does not assume limitless variety of options. Here we have only two possibilities. The first - is to make alterations and combine the kitchen with a balcony. And the second - to leave the balcony separate room, but make it part of the kitchen. However, both of these possibilities can be realized in different ways. Let's look at this in more detail.
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Practical Association balconies and kitchens
So, the first option - the union of space kitchen and balcony. This option is the most labor intensive in all respects. Firstly, its implementation will require you to dismantle the wall that separates the kitchen and loggia. And this, in turn, will lead to harmonization of the operations with the service BTI. And yet the fact that the dismantling of the wall you will be allowed. Although, of course, no question of complete demolition of the walls is not - it is because the carrier. But take out the balcony frame, remove the window and the door and make an open aperture is likely.
Secondly, a balcony, which became part of the kitchen, you definitely need to insulate. And it must be done first. And this process - it is not only the installation of double-glazed windows on loggias warm, but insulation of walls and floors, installation of an additional radiator and electrical work. As you can imagine, this process is quite cost, not only financially, but also prolonged in time.
But after these works you can start remodeling, repairing and decorating. If you are concerned about a literate and stylish kitchen design, combined with a balcony, then you should know that, according to the trends made visually highlight the balcony. To do this, use a variety of techniques: installation of decorative arches and walls, laying different for these zones flooring.
Combining the kitchen with a balcony so that when retracted only the frame and sill remains in place, you can post it on the dispensing table or bar. If the site appears a large arch opening, then the best option would be located in a common space dining area. If you combined a balcony large enough, then it is possible to place a part of the kitchen units.
If the size of the balcony allow you to completely (or mostly) to move it a kitchen area, the kitchen itself can become a dining room or living room. Of course, this would be appropriate in the interior of the house, where he lives is not a lot of people, and which serves not often and not much.
Do not forget that the design of the joint space must be performed in any particular style. Well, if it is modern, the furniture and accessories should match the style. And if you prefer cozy rustic, then give preference to wood furniture and natural materials.
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Conditional Association kitchen and balcony
This design will cost you much cheaper! In addition, this option allows you to use the balcony space as part of the kitchen, but not venturing a grand total dismantling of walls and redevelopment areas. Balcony just will not be used for its intended purpose, but will significantly "unload" the kitchen space.
The only problem - the presence of the door, which significantly limits the possibility of placing the furniture. To cope with this problem in several ways:
Back swing doors on sliding;
place in the sector opened the door cabinets are rarely used;
put in a "dead zone" washing machine or dishwasher with a front-loading;
remove all door retaining frame and insulate with the balcony.
Now, let's consider the options of using the balcony space as part of the kitchen.
The most sensible option - to use the balcony as a pantry. Here you can store not only the preparations for the winter, but also cereals, vegetables, as well as the overall and rarely used dishes. In this case, you can release the cooking space by removing a portion of the cabinets and shelves, and make a more spacious dining area.
Arrange a balcony, pantry can be conventional for such a utility room shelves or cupboards and boxes for storing vegetables and various useful things. If you allow the size of the balcony and conducted communications, here you can also put the washing machine. The interior design of the store room does not have to fully comply with the stylistic decisions cuisine. But for lovers of stylish interior, and there is room for creativity.
The second, less efficient, but more romantic version - the transformation of the balcony in the winter garden. However, to talk about the release of additional space in the kitchen in this case is not necessary. But here you get a lovely sitting area. By the way, loggia or balcony, in this case, too, must be insulated and equipped with additional lighting. In addition to the colors in a garden, you can grow herbs, or even to organize a mini-beds with vegetables.
It is the right solution for the conversion of the balcony in the winter garden is a setting of the balcony opening fully glazed frame (and the door and window). It is also advisable not dense curtain window and long curtains. But windows on the balcony desirable curtain - a surplus of light for indoor plants is not always useful.
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General design rules
So, let's sum up. Design kitchen with a balcony can be carried out redevelopment areas or the conservation of individual space kitchen and balcony. One thing is undeniable for sure - either way you will be able to expand the kitchen space actually or visually. After balcony - it is a whole, albeit small room.
Stylistic decision depends entirely on your taste. You can choose the same style of the interior, which is appropriate in a combined form, or stop at different styles.
And most importantly - try to evaluate various options for the interior design. What's more you want? Redevelopment and dismantling the dividing walls of the kitchen and a balcony? Or release of kitchen space by an additional separate room? You decide, and live in a home with an updated kitchen too you. So what approach to take action responsibly, and all you get!
Dear reader, how often do you do the repair in my house? Maybe this is your profession? Who agrees that the repair - it is pleasant, but troublesome? Anyway, undertaking cosmetic repairs in the apartment, the first thing we want to enjoy this work and want the result would please us more than one year.
However, not everything turns out perfectly: the ceilings are uneven, the construction flaws appear through the new wallpapers; and the angles suddenly offended at you and cheated their "cheeks." Remember, as before we had to glue the paper wall? Oh, it was necessary "skill, training, training!" The paper quickly get wet, torn in the most unexpected place, it sticks together. And if you happened is that in the morning you find the wallpaper on the floor?
Since then, it took not so many years, and the wallpaper industry is not simply stepped forward and made a huge leap in its development. "Clothes" for the walls is presented in an incredible amount of any color, taste, size, quality. Today offers wallpaper, paper, acrylic, by screen printing, non-woven, mats and washable.
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Because of its quality is the most popular non-woven oboi.Chasche purchased just this type of wallpaper is paintable. And they can be water-based paint, latex and acrylic means. In any color. And kept these wallpapers ten paint layers. Using stencils, you can put drawings of any complexity.
Before you learn how to glue non-woven wallpaper, you think it will be interesting to know what are the advantages of this type of wallpaper over similar paper products. On any construction market will tell you that, firstly, the fleece is much stronger than plain paper, although made on the basis of non-woven wallpaper pulp and textiles. In addition, the manufacturing technology makes this kind of wallpaper resistant to deformation, they do not stretch and do not shrink when dry.
Fleece wallpaper can be glued on any surface: on concrete, wood, plasterboard, particleboard. And one of the important advantages of non-woven wallpaper - it's easy sticking accessible to everyone. We only need to know some of the rules, which we describe below.
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Buying wallpaper, pay attention to the lot number of each roll. It must be consistent, otherwise there may be some difference in color or shade. A required amount of the material will help you to calculate directly in the store. Professionals are usually advised to always take the wallpaper with a small margin, especially if the selected picture is required to customize the wallpaper. After unpacking, inspect the wallpaper: they must not be scuffs and creases. Next, you should cut the strip height of the walls with a mandatory allowance adjustment for five to ten centimeters on each side. Examine the label - it is usually accompanied by recommendations for docking paintings, according to which you have to cut and preform.
Types of connections
Reverse coupling means that each subsequent sheet must be turned by 180 ° with respect to the previous one. That is, you must change the top and bottom of the wallpaper in turn.
For direct docking wallpaper glued in one direction on one of the selected lines.
Free dock is the most economical type of interface, as it allows glue paintings one by one, without observing the predetermined pattern. Just remember that the non-woven wallpaper glue should butt to hide the seams.
Joining offset - a laborious kind of docking, which provides for the selection of the picture. Therefore, every picture is necessary to make a stock for at least ten centimeters from the bottom and top.
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Though non-woven wallpaper is enough thick and are often glued to the untreated surface, suggested yet to prepare a pre-wall. This step will allow you to obtain a stable result, and in some instances the thin wallpaper not tread bumps or spots that are usually located, as luck, the most prominent place.
Thoroughly remove old paint with all the lumps. If you are having difficulty with this, simply by a wet bristly roller stubborn areas of warm water, let it sit for a few minutes to get wet easily and spatula scrape off the remaining pieces of wallpaper. Simultaneously with the removal of wallpaper, remove all the screws for paintings sticking dowels, remove the outlet of the pre-de-energized, remove the curtains and so on - remove anything that might prevent you to stick wallpaper ...
Next, you need to align the surface of the walls: formed to cover large holes and cracks cemented solution to handle minor irregularities putty. Now attach the wallpaper to the wall and see whether the building can be seen through the stain your wallpaper. If the answer you have to treat the entire surface of the filler or diluted with a special paint to make the monotony. And only then you can cover the walls with primer.
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Answering the question of how to glue non-woven wallpaper, note the main and perhaps the only difference between this process. It consists in that the adhesive is only applied to the walls, wallpaper themselves do not need to be lubricated in any solution. This simplifies the process so that you will immediately become a fan of this kind of wallpaper! And of course, you must use only adhesive designed specifically for non-woven wallpaper. Prepare a solution according to the instructions. A common misconception - to dilute the adhesive in warm water, which provokes the emergence of numerous lumps. Use only cold water, and you get rid of unnecessary problems.
Adhered non-woven wallpaper butt does not matter which side you start the process, but still reasonable to start from the corner of the room. With the help of a plumb or level of construction draw a strictly vertical line and treat the surface of the adhesive slightly wider cut fabric. Glue must be applied carefully, using nap roller, brush for hard to reach places or brush. Be careful, the adhesive should not be too much or very little, in the case of improper connections linen should be easily separated from the wall.
Thus, the first web is glued strictly vertical line. The upper edge slightly catches the ceiling. Then spend a squeegee along the wallpaper in the center, and the "herringbone" roller slide area just cloth to remove air bubbles, and tightly clutching the wallpaper to the wall. Excess fabric on top and bottom cut off office knife, using a metal spatula and the stop line instead.
Particularly dense platen press space docking wallpaper. Exude glue between the seams should immediately remove clean with a damp cloth. If time does not remove the adhesive, with subsequent painting these places will be less intense.
Important! Pasting wallpaper the walls should be done indoors, and in any case can not open the windows or specially warm room to complete drying of the natural walls.
Paperhanging places outlets and switches
Disconnect sockets and switches.
Remove the outer parts of the sockets and switches.
Stick blade wall entirely, covering the orifices intended for outlets.
After drying, cut the wallpaper on the perimeter of the hole stationery knife.
Replace the external parts of the circuit.
Paperhanging inner corners
At first glance, a beautiful corner of the room seems to be wrapping jewelry work. However, following further advice from our story about how to hang wallpaper on non-woven backing, you can easily learn in a professional way pasting corners.
Relying on the fact that most of the width of the nonwoven wallpaper have one hundred and six centimeters make two vertical markings on different sides of the angle width of one meter. First, stick wallpaper on one side along the line marking, following the above-described technology, and firmly press the sheet at the place of the angle. You have formed transition wallpaper another wall. Then, without delay, perform the same operation on the other side of the wall angle. So you formed overlaps the wallpaper in the corner.
Then the office knife swipe along the angle (or slightly shifted to any wall) cut-off line. Be careful, use a metal spatula for convenience. It is necessary to carefully cut away the excess wallpaper, or whenever necessary to handle the angle and firmly press the adhesive wallpaper. So you get a perfect butt in the corner.
So now you know how to glue non-woven wallpaper. Summarizing all the above, we note the main differences between the process pasting wallpaper on non-woven backing: gluing only in the surface of the wall paintings and the label relative to each other only butt. We hope that your repair successfully ended and brought only positive emotions!