For most of us, the kitchen is associated not only with a place for cooking, but also with a cozy corner where all family members gather at a large table. A corner sofa in the kitchen will help make it warmer and more comfortable. Such models easily fit into any design, save kitchen space and provide the necessary comfort.
Corner sofa in the interior of the kitchen
Kitchen corner sofas are very popular due to their practicality and the possibility of using them in various style solutions. Their model range is quite wide, so for any interior, a corner sofa can be chosen without problems.
Such furniture is often used for zoning a room, dividing the dining area and a place for cooking. In this case, other kitchen zoning ideas are not required.
In a small kitchen, made in a minimalist style, a laconic sofa with simple geometry and soothing tones will be appropriate.
For modernity, a more elegant corner is selected. It is characterized by roundness and smoothness of lines. For an eco-style kitchen, models with slightly curved backs and upholstery made from natural fabrics are suitable.
Choosing models with internal drawers and folding seats that allow you to store a variety of household items, you can “unload” the room a little. And the presence of shelves will allow you to decorate the interior with small decorative elements characteristic of a particular style.
The corner sofa for the blue kitchen can be made in beige and brown tones (light wooden frame and brown eco-leather) and have a simple design. Provence is characterized by twisted legs and carved decor. The Scandinavian style provides for light, calm tones and clear lines.
By purchasing a corner sofa bed for the kitchen, the landlord thereby provides an extra bed, which is important in a one-room apartment.
Varieties of sofas for the kitchen
Sofas for the kitchen can be divided into two groups: a sofa bench and a sofa bed.
- A more compact model is a sofa bench. It is distinguished by the absence of a back and the possibility of easy movement around the room.
- The folding kitchen corner sofa is large in size, requires additional space for installation, however, its functionality is much higher.
- There are models that go around the table not from two, but from three sides, providing a maximum of seats, but at the same time occupying a large usable area.
- There are differences in frames, filler, upholstery and layout mechanisms.
The device of a folding corner sofa in the kitchen
A folding sofa in the kitchen allows you not only to comfortably eat, but also to relax. It consists of a supporting (and in the presence of a box and a lifting) structure, a bed, a backrest, armrests and a layout mechanism.
Corner sofa-transformer is a great option for the kitchen, it easily solves the problem of lack of space. Depending on the type of mechanism used, the sofa can be laid out in different directions.
The most common transformation mechanisms are “book”, “eurobook”, “dolphin” and “accordion”. They are quite simple and do not require much effort when unfolding. The kitchen corner folding sofa can be equipped with a French folding bed transformation mechanism, which is unfolded in several stages, but this mechanism is not designed for daily use.
Choose a filler to sit comfortably
When buying a corner sofa, you need to make sure that it is soft and cozy enough. Fillers can be foam rubber, polyurethane foam and holofiber. Each material has advantages and disadvantages. Foam rubber is the most budgetary filler, however, its service life is also the shortest. It wrinkles quickly enough, so sitting on such a sofa can quickly fail.
The advantages of polyurethane foam include softness, strength, resistance to fire and safety for the health of all family members. Its price is higher, therefore, a product with such a filler will be more expensive.
Hollofiber is not inferior in performance to polyurethane foam, and its main advantage is the ability to restore shape after heavy loads.
Kitchen sofa upholstery
For upholstery of the seat and back of sofas, leather and its substitutes, eco-leather and textiles are used. This furniture is intended for the kitchen, where there is a possibility of contamination. Therefore, it is better to give preference to those materials from which it is easy to remove dirt and stains. Leather and its substitutes are easy to clean, but such upholstery has its drawback — it darkens over time and loses its attractive appearance.
Fabric upholstery is very diverse and brings home comfort and harmony to the interior. When choosing textiles, pay attention to its thickness — only durable fabric will last a long time without changing its characteristics.
Another option to protect the upholstery from possible contamination is sewing covers that can be easily washed in a machine. Thus, you can change the color scheme of the dining space in the kitchen.
Deciding on sizes
First you need to determine what size the sofa should be. It depends on the size of the room itself and the number of people.
The standard dimensions of this furniture are: length — 2 m, width — 1.1, 1.3 and 1.75 m.
You can win some kitchen space and give the sofa a smaller shape by attaching the back not to the seats, but to the wall. But the best option is to make the product to order if the specified parameters are not suitable for the selected place.
What to look for when choosing a sofa for the kitchen
The sofa in the kitchen, where there is almost always high humidity, must have a solid frame. It is necessary to pay attention to whether the material will withstand an aggressive external environment. Kitchen furniture is made of wood, chipboard, metal or durable plastic. Wooden frames fit easily into many interiors, and the protective treatment allows the product to withstand high temperatures and humidity. A cheaper analogue of wood is chipboard. These frames are also quite strong.
The second thing you need to pay attention to is the height and inclination of the back. Sufficiently high back will provide the necessary comfort when sitting, and its slight inclination will relieve tension from the back. If the corner is folding, you need to check how easily it folds out.
Where to place the sofa
The location of the sofa is determined in advance, before the purchase, and based on this, the choice of model is made. In small kitchens, this is the corner. A soft corner sofa will make the empty corner area useful. This is the most practical option for miniature kitchens.
If the area allows, you can turn the sofa, setting it in the opposite direction from the corner area. So you can separate the work area from the dining table, and the back of the corner will serve as the border.
In large kitchen-dining rooms, a sofa with a berth will look beautiful against the wall. The protruding part of the side section will visually separate the working area of the kitchen from the dining area.
Sofas with a berth are located away from radiators and stoves so that it is not too hot in a dream.
How to DIY
Making a soft corner with your own hands is easy. To do this, you will need a timber (base), fiberboard sheets, plywood, foam rubber, pieces of upholstery fabric, construction tools, Moment glue.
It is important to make the correct drawings of the future kitchen corner, make blanks according to them, and then assemble the product.