A high-tech kitchen has long and deservedly been popular both among professional interior designers and directly among homeowners. This is due to the fact that such a design style is perfect for decorating almost all modern premises.
If we talk about history, then the high-tech kitchen first appeared in the arsenal of an architect and designer during the late modernism, around the 70s of the last century. This style flourished in the 80s.Everyone in the country at that time could personally observe it both in residential and industrial premises. At the same time, the creators of this style are a group of English engineers.Hi-tech style has a lot in common with minimalism
Specialists in the field of architecture and room design distinguish between early and late high-tech. The early one is characterized by strict adherence to the technical traditions of interior decoration, and the late one - allows the use of environmental and natural motives in design. Due to the fact that it is quite difficult for a non-professional to separate these two sub-styles, when decorating a high-tech kitchen, a photo of the project should be found in advance in order to facilitate the work for yourself and the room designer.
In modern times, the described interior style for decorating apartments is used quite often. This circumstance is connected with the fact that high-tech is a natural continuation of the minimalist style, which was the product of industrialization and the technical revolution of the 80s of the last century. Naturally, citizens employed in industry want to see their familiar "landscapes" at home.
In addition, hi-tech is great for fans of science fiction, since the rooms decorated in accordance with its canons are similar to the interiors of the cabins of a spaceship or buildings located on other planets. It will also be appreciated by people who are accustomed not only to the convenience of the premises, but also to their high functionality. The fact is that in this case, much attention is paid to the use of household appliances and electronics, as well as cabinets and furniture with a large number of drawers and shelves, arranged according to the principle of placing them in industrial furniture.
High-tech kitchen design
High-tech kitchen design, a photo of which can be found on this site dedicated to the development of room design, has several basic principles that a homeowner or designer must adhere to in the design process. For example, these principles include:
High-tech kitchen furniture should directly cause associations with technical equipment, photos of the use and installation of such household equipment in the interior of the kitchen can be found easily on the corresponding pages of the site. Steel cabinets with perforated panel doors are often used in design. In addition, they are characterized by open shelves similar to boxes stacked on top of each other.
Studying high-tech kitchens from the photos of apartments, you can see that they are characterized by exceptionally straight and straight lines, as well as steep corners and sharp shapes. At the same time, such technical elements as taps, pipes, air ducts are not hidden here, but, on the contrary, are paraded to create a specific atmosphere. For the same purpose, curved metal pipes are used in the interior as the basis of tables and chairs, and the tabletop is made of glass.
When planning to dwell on this style, you must always remember that the use of natural materials, such as wood, is absolutely prohibited here. In this regard, before you have an idea of creating a high-tech kitchen, it is worth studying the basics of design from an interior photo and developing a project in advance that would be maximally combined with the design of other rooms of the living space. In addition, acrylic and film are commonly used for finishing furniture and decorative elements in order to achieve the effect of a mirror surface.
note! As for the primary colors used in this design style, they are mainly steel, white and black and gray.
Contrasting combinations such as black, white or red, as well as blue and yellow are currently popular. At the same time, red and yellow are used in the design of individual decorative elements. The final decision on the choice of the color of the furniture and the room remains with the owner of the kitchen, since it is he who will use it in the future.
High-tech white kitchen
A white kitchen, a high-tech living room never goes out of fashion and always remains in demand due to its versatility. At the same time, a small kitchenette is usually designed in this style, since white tends to visually increase the volume and area of the room. A large room should not be exclusively white, as this will give your guests a feeling of emptiness in it.
From various photos of the kitchen interior in style-hi-tech, it can be seen that in addition to the choice of furniture, depending on the development of the project, it may be necessary to finish the ceiling in accordance with the color scheme of the environment.
It should always be remembered that a high-tech kitchen and its interior design allow the use of colors other than white, but on such a monochromatic background, you can have only one accent of a bright color. So, for example, designers recommend using the following accompanying colors for finishing a white kitchen
At the same time, it is strictly forbidden to use floral and floral ornaments, various prints and catchy drawings in the design of the room, since hi-tech prefers brevity and simplicity. But the use of inserts made of stone and metal, such a style in the interior welcomes.
On a note! For example, if you have a metal pipe in your kitchen, you should not hide it, but, on the contrary, you need to demonstrate it, the same applies to elements of brickwork.
As for windows, the window frames should be invisible and create the illusion that the entire window opening is occupied by glass. In this case, the window frame must be plastic or have metal inserts. In combination with white furniture with light tones of the ceiling and walls, it should visually enlarge the room even more. By the way, the same technique should be used in the case when you have a high-tech corner kitchen, since in this way you will visually enlarge the central area of the room, usually used for eating and receiving guests.
By the way, high-tech white is also preferable because a large number of mirror surfaces are actively used here. As a result, the kitchen, no matter how small, will seem light and airy. At the same time, specially selected lighting elements that illuminate one or another section of the room can play a role in its interior. Thus, a white kitchen can correct the impressions even of a standard seven-meter kitchenette usually found in Khrushchev.
High-tech corner kitchens, photo
Modern corner kitchens are also actively decorated in high-tech style. The fact is that the angular layout allows you to allocate a fairly large area for eating and conducting receptions. In this case, the kitchen becomes both comfortable and like a living room. At the same time, not only the beautiful appearance of the room is preserved, but also its excellent functionality.
For example, in this case, it will be possible to equip a sufficiently wide workspace for cooking by placing the countertop next to the sink. Moreover, all zones of such a kitchen should be clearly separated, which can be easily achieved through the correct placement of furniture. If you place all the pieces of furniture in the room correctly, they will be placed in the form of a kind of triangle. As a result, being in the center of the room, you can reach the sink with one hand, and the countertop with the other.
As for the colors, black and white corner kitchens are currently the most popular. Moreover, their design must fully comply with the canons of this style. For example, it is forbidden to use natural finishing materials in the interior, while metal, glass and plastic, on the contrary, are welcome.
Many homeowners often ask the question of whether it is worth ordering corner furniture or you can assemble it yourself? Many designers note that it is best to order high-tech economy class furniture from the manufacturer if you do not have experience in making such furniture yourself. Thus, it will be possible to withstand all the basic requirements of the style, while maintaining a high level of ease of use.
In order to maintain comfort, the choice of high-tech furniture should be given special attention. At the same time, high cabinets, hanging drawers under the countertop, and rack cabinets are usually widely used, when the area of the room allows, the interior of the room can be supplemented by placing an island with a bar in the center.
Thus, you create a center of attraction in the room that will be conspicuous for guests. In addition, the bar counter allows you to replace the traditional dining table, thereby bringing the spirit of mobility and freshness to your kitchen interior. This option is especially suitable for small kitchens, as it will allow the vacated space to be used for placing household appliances.
As for the technical side of the matter, the bar counter can be strengthened along the tabletop placed against the wall, providing it with stools or high chairs. Also, such a rack can be installed in addition to a classic dining table in the event that the area of the room allows you to do this. As a result, it will be possible to hold parties and drink morning coffee at the bar counter, and family members can gather at the usual family table.
High-tech kitchen chandelier
Since high-tech lighting is given special attention, the arrangement of lighting fixtures in the kitchen will have to be carried out according to special rules. The fact is that windows in the "industrial" style should be large and their area should be almost completely occupied by glass. In this case, the frame should be as thin as possible and not made of wood. The preferred materials in this case are plastic and metal, namely aluminum.
In the event that your room has small windows, and the building itself is located in a darkened place, you will need a chandelier for the kitchen and other lighting fixtures. Modern interior designers advise using a chandelier of a strict geometric shape for this, since high-tech does not tolerate rounded shapes. In addition, it will be very appropriate if it is equipped with a system of remote switching on and off the light, since this design style approves the use of the achievements of modern science and technology in the kitchen environment.
Since it will be quite difficult to illuminate the entire kitchen with one chandelier, which must be well lit, you will definitely have to use additional sources of lighting. It should be noted that high-tech style welcomes such lamps, since everything that creates a sense of "technology" in the room fits well. Typically, interior designers recommend using spotlights that illuminate specific areas in the kitchen.
Such lamps can be made built-in and spot. Moreover, with their help, you can "draw" the perimeter of a room or work area in it. In a similar way, you can highlight, for example, the place of the bar counter or additionally highlight the countertop in the cooking area.
Usually built-in lamps in this case are placed in panels of hanging boxes or in elements of a furniture set. In addition, the lighting can be mounted in a false ceiling. You can also provide additional lighting panels in the right places on it.
Hidden illumination in combination with mirror surfaces will look especially original. They can be formed both using directly mirrors and special mirror metal films. A variety of metal elements, built into furniture or used as decorative elements of walls, floors and ceilings, go well with additional lighting.
High-tech kitchen interior (photo)
If the design of a room covers a general range of issues in the design of a room, then the interior usually deals with issues of the direct design of a particular room. For example, usually when decorating a high-tech kitchen, they do not use massive and oversized furniture. At the same time, in many cases, preference is given to built-in wardrobes. It is worth ordering such a headset separately. The master must take into account all the subtleties of the architecture of your kitchen, which will allow you to correctly "beat" them when installing furniture, it is advisable to attach a photo of your kitchen to the order.
Since the described style is characterized by rigor and minimalism, the interior of the kitchen should be extremely laconic and elegant. Moreover, all materials used for its design must be durable and wear-resistant. This will allow you to operate the room for a long time without major repairs, The metal and plastic recommended for use in this style have long service lives, which contributes to the long duration of the use of high-tech kitchen items.
The described style is characterized by the widespread use of various household appliances and electronics. Due to this circumstance, do not hide the microwave, dishwasher or refrigerator. On the contrary, it is worth placing them in special modular structures, making it as easy as possible to access them, as well as giving guests the opportunity to view them.
As for the facades of furniture in such a kitchen, they must be glass. In this case, the glass can be transparent, matte, tinted. Such furniture can give a particularly good effect when glass is combined with metal parts. The main thing here is considered to be the artificial transformation of the interior, so if you are a lover of a natural natural style, high-tech will not suit you.
Also, high-tech is not suitable for those who love the brightness and colorfulness of the room decor. The fact is that the spirit of minimalism and brevity inherent in the style does not allow using more than two colors in the interior. In any case, they should be restrained, for example, in this case, they will go well with white and black, as well as white with metallic. It would be appropriate to combine these colors with the natural shine of chrome and metal from handles and furniture fittings, as well as mirror surfaces specially made using acrylic film.
The subtleties of high-tech kitchen design
After you decide on the materials of the ceiling and walls, a chandelier, as well as furniture for arranging a high-tech room, you will need to choose those accessories that will form the unique image of your kitchen. Moreover, all such trinkets should be as simple as possible and have a solid color, they must be selected taking into account the required minimalism.
On a note! In this case, kitchen utensils are not displayed in a prominent place, and small pots with live plants are used as additional accessories.
In addition, if you decide to decorate a high-tech room, you should purchase all household appliances from one manufacturer in advance. The point is that the design should be complex here. If you use a refrigerator from one manufacturer, and a microwave from another, the harmony of the image is destroyed and the room begins to resemble a store of household appliances and electronics, which leads to a violation of harmony in the interior.
Before starting work on arranging a kitchen in this style, you must decide in advance whether it will suit you. Hi-tech is designed for people who are rational, reserved and successful. They value convenience, comfort and practicality. In addition, it is indispensable for those who adore the achievements of modern science and technology. In the case when you need contact with nature or you like living in a village, high-tech will not work. In this case, you should opt for the country style - with flowers, animal figurines and various accessories reminiscent of life in nature.