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An increas­ing­ly com­mon way to orga­nize the inte­ri­or space of an apart­ment is becom­ing a cor­ner kitchen. It is not always pos­si­ble to place kitchen fur­ni­ture and house­hold appli­ances along one wall, and the L‑shaped lay­out makes it pos­si­ble to ratio­nal­ly use the area in both stan­dard apart­ments and stu­dio apart­ments. In this case, when installing a kitchen set, you will need a cor­ner work­top for the kitchen.Corner worktop for the kitchen

Corner Kitchen Styles

  1. The clas­sic design assumes clear con­tours of the fur­ni­ture and the oblig­a­tory pres­ence of space for built-in appli­ances. Expen­sive mate­ri­als are used to cre­ate a clas­sic inte­ri­or.
  2. Coun­try style is appro­pri­ate in a coun­try house. The inte­ri­or can have a rus­tic and delib­er­ate­ly rough look. The pecu­liar­i­ty of the coun­try direc­tion is nat­u­ral­ness, there­fore the mate­ri­als used to cre­ate it are wood and tex­tiles with dis­creet prints.
  3. High-tech fur­ni­ture struc­tures are made of met­al and glass, which makes the kitchen sim­ple, but light and spa­cious.
  4. Mod­ern style does not have the lux­u­ry of clas­sics and high-tech asceti­cism. Art Nou­veau style head­sets are sim­ple but beau­ti­ful. Fur­ni­ture in the set­ting can be almost any, even the cheap­est, the main require­ment for it is con­ve­nience.

When choos­ing cor­ner coun­ter­tops for the kitchen, it is nec­es­sary to take into account the fea­tures of its style. Today the mar­ket offers mate­ri­als for every taste and bud­get.

Sur­faces made of chip­board or MDF are the cheap­est and at the same time dif­fer­ent in tex­ture and col­or. A pop­u­lar mate­r­i­al is stain­less steel. Sur­faces made of trans­par­ent or col­ored glass look orig­i­nal. The most expen­sive mate­ri­als are nat­ur­al wood or nat­ur­al stone, and they also require care­ful han­dling. There­fore, arti­fi­cial stone coun­ter­tops may be prefer­able.

Options for docking countertops

In the process of arrang­ing a kitchen room, you can use dif­fer­ent options for con­nect­ing the can­vas.

Two piece

The most com­mon assem­bly option is the con­nec­tion of two parts that are adja­cent to each oth­er at an angle of 90 °. Parts of such a coun­ter­top are of dif­fer­ent sizes: the short­er part is placed along the wall where the entrance to the kitchen is locat­ed. For this rea­son, the cor­ner adja­cent to the door­way is round­ed off. When decid­ing how to make a cor­ner work­top for an L‑shaped kitchen, you need to remem­ber that it should cre­ate the illu­sion of a sin­gle plane.

Of three parts

The third part is an addi­tion­al cor­ner ele­ment need­ed to con­nect two per­pen­dic­u­lar sec­tions. It increas­es the work­ing area, and the front part of the facade becomes straight or round­ed. Most often, three-part kitchen coun­ter­tops are made of chip­board or MDF, they go well with curved MDF facades. Mod­ule designs allow you to cre­ate your own kitchen design.


A mono­lith­ic coun­ter­top is made from a sin­gle can­vas. Joints with­out joints are good in that they pre­vent mois­ture from enter­ing the kitchen mod­ules, this increas­es the life of the sur­face, it becomes con­ve­nient to use.

Ways to connect the parts of the countertop

If the coun­ter­top is not mono­lith­ic, spe­cial tech­nolo­gies are used to con­nect the parts of the can­vas­es at the required angle.

Docking through the bar

It is pos­si­ble to ensure high-qual­i­ty dock­ing of parts of the work­ing sur­face with the help of a bar. It is attached with screws to the end of the coun­ter­top. When mak­ing such fas­ten­ers, it is prefer­able to use a col­or­less sil­i­cone sealant, which will pre­vent mois­ture from enter­ing the unpro­tect­ed end.

Dec­o­ra­tive con­nect­ing strips are used in the man­u­fac­ture of inex­pen­sive head­sets. They are easy to process because they are made of alu­minum. Hides uneven seams well. These fac­tors are impor­tant when mak­ing a do-it-your­self cor­ner work­top for a kitchen.

The dis­ad­van­tages of such a con­nec­tion can be con­sid­ered a part pro­trud­ing above the sur­face of the coun­ter­top and a mea­ger col­or palette of alu­minum pro­files. It will not be easy to choose strips that would be com­bined in col­or with the work sur­face.

Tie connection


A screed is a spe­cial fur­ni­ture fit­ting that pro­vides a good con­nec­tion between the ele­ments of the cor­ner table­top to each oth­er. Before insert­ing the screeds, the places of their future fas­ten­ings are marked. If the coun­ter­top has holes for built-in appli­ances, the ties should not inter­fere with its instal­la­tion in the future. For the same rea­son, you should care­ful­ly cal­i­brate the loca­tion of the recessed sink or built-in hob.

The cor­ner table­top, con­nect­ed with ties, allows you to per­form high-qual­i­ty join­ing of parts, but still can­not com­pete in rigid­i­ty with a mono­lith­ic can­vas. There­fore, the butt joints need to be secure­ly sup­port­ed when design­ing low­er kitchen units. Oth­er­wise, there may be a break at the junc­tion when pressed.

Joining kitchen worktops using eurosaw

A reli­able con­nec­tion of the parts of the work­ing plane helps to ensure euroza­pil. When pro­cess­ing the ends in this case, pat­terns are used. Pre­vi­ous­ly unused pat­terns help to achieve high qual­i­ty work. In order for the euro­saw to be of high qual­i­ty, a milling machine is used to cre­ate it.

Euroza­pil is called hid­den dock­ing, since, when done cor­rect­ly, the ends are con­nect­ed into a flat sur­face on which the gap is not vis­i­ble. The aes­thet­ic com­po­nent of this con­nec­tion method is obvi­ous, but it has a num­ber of dis­ad­van­tages that must be tak­en into account.

Euroza­pil requires a strict arrange­ment of the parts of the coun­ter­top: when they are dis­placed, the integri­ty of the struc­ture is vio­lat­ed and a gap is formed between the parts. There­fore, when plac­ing a head­set, the walls should be as even as pos­si­ble, and the cor­ners should be cor­rect.

If the coun­ter­top is made in light col­ors, then the join­ing of the parts will be vis­i­ble, there­fore a dark-col­ored coat­ing is prefer­able: it is not easy to find on it the place where the euro saw was made.

Euroza­pil can­not be car­ried out at home; this requires pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties.

Concrete countertop — seamless option of any shape

The tech­nol­o­gy of man­u­fac­tur­ing con­crete prod­ucts has exist­ed for a long time. Now this mate­r­i­al is increas­ing­ly being used by man­u­fac­tur­ers of kitchen fur­ni­ture. The advan­tage of this mate­r­i­al is that if you have the nec­es­sary skills, you can do the work your­self with­out involv­ing spe­cial­ists.

At the stage of prepa­ra­tion for work, it is required to pur­chase the nec­es­sary mate­ri­als and tools. To pre­pare a con­crete solu­tion, you will need cement, sand, crushed stone, water. It is worth think­ing about using a col­or­ing mat­ter, oth­er­wise the coun­ter­top will be gray. You will need a met­al rein­forc­ing frame, which will increase the strength of the con­crete prod­uct, and self-tap­ping screws for attach­ing the frame. As a frame, you can use steel wire with a diam­e­ter of 2–3 mm, pre-assem­bled into a mesh.

Con­crete must be poured into the form­work, for the man­u­fac­ture of which boards and a sheet of mois­ture-resis­tant ply­wood are required. It can be poured in two ways: com­plete­ly fill­ing the form­work, and in lay­ers, using only part of the cement.

Before or after the prepa­ra­tion phase, you need to cre­ate a draw­ing, hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly accu­rate­ly mea­sured the dis­tance need­ed to install the con­crete coun­ter­top. On the draw­ing, you need to des­ig­nate the hole for the sink and the cutout for the hob.

Coun­ter­tops made of con­crete can be designed in an orig­i­nal way. Before pour­ing the solu­tion on a plas­tic film, you need to fix dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments with glue (pieces of bro­ken glass, beads, wire pat­terns, etc.). After fin­ish­ing work, they will remain on the front side of the sur­face.

If there is no decor on the front side, then it must be sand­ed with a grinder.

The process of man­u­fac­tur­ing a con­crete coun­ter­top is com­plex and requires accu­ra­cy. Its advan­tage is that it is made with­out seams and looks like a sol­id sur­face. At the man­u­fac­tur­ing stage, it can be giv­en any shape and size. Con­crete per­fect­ly with­stands high tem­per­a­tures and mois­ture, is not afraid of impacts and caus­tic liq­uids.

It is worth start­ing to choose or cre­ate a work sur­face for the kitchen, hav­ing stud­ied the fea­tures of each mate­r­i­al, its advan­tages and dis­ad­van­tages, as well as objec­tive­ly assess­ing your own skills. This will guar­an­tee a long ser­vice life of the fin­ished prod­uct.