The arrangement of the kitchen area is always a serious task for the owners, because it is a very expensive pleasure, especially when it comes to summer cottages. For a country house, as a rule, a lot of funds are not allocated from the family budget, but you want comfort and coziness there too. In order not to deny yourself the pleasure of cooking healthy meals in a pleasant environment, you can try to assemble a kitchen set from recycled materials and scrap materials, as did a creative master who managed to make full-fledged furniture for a penny, which the whole family has been using for more than one year.
The kitchen is not only the heart of every home, but also a headache for the owners, who cannot always carve out a rather impressive amount for its arrangement. Particularly expensive is the kitchen set, which most often needs to be made to order, given the non-standard dimensions of the premises allocated for this zone. But there is a way out even in this situation, if you know how to use the instrument at least a little and get fired up with an idea. Only at first it is better to practice at the summer cottage, as the creative master Artem did.
To independently assemble a kitchen set that will look original in the country and even in an apartment (if it is decorated in a loft or rustic style), you will need:
• boards (you can use construction pallets, crate, used boards, slats, etc.);
• chipboard plates (parts of old cabinet furniture can be used);
• self-tapping screws, fasteners, corners;
• ceramic tile;
• primer, paint, grout, impregnation, etc. (it all depends on the selected material);
Before proceeding with the assembly of the floor stand, you need to decide on the height that should be obtained at the exit, because the convenience of using the work surface and the well-being of the one who has been cooking for a long time depends on this. After that, you can fix the timber on the wall. If the walls are made of reliable material, then it will be possible to do without additional reinforcement with the help of corners or other materials.
Also, a frame is made from a bar, on which the facade details will be fixed and the surface of the countertop will be held. Since only fragile drywall served as the basis for the countertop, the perpendicular lintels from the timber had to be installed at a short distance from each other.
For internal partitions, chipboard plates can be used. Better, of course, to take with a laminated surface or use walls / shelves from old furniture, cut to size. If it is a furniture board, type-setting boards or untreated chipboard boards, then they will have to be opened with impregnation in order to prevent the appearance of mold, and then covered with paint and varnish.
By the same principle, the internal shelves are made, on which food, kitchen utensils and cutlery will be stored.
The worktop itself is made of white ceramic tiles that will last forever if they are securely attached to the base and properly cared for. In this example, the inventive owner, after grouting the joints, used a special impregnation that prevents the grout from losing color. In order to mask the joints, Artem decided to attach a floor plinth, which coped with this task perfectly. After the incident for 7 years, this is how much his family uses the kitchen set, neither the plastic baseboard, nor the countertop itself have lost their attractive appearance.
Advice: If you use tiles as a coating on a work surface, then it is better to seal the seams with epoxy. Not only is this eternal material, so it will protect the joints from moisture, mold, microbes and bacteria, which, multiplying, will cause considerable harm to the health of household members.
Artyom made the front part of the floor cabinet and the door from planks cut from an old board and painted them with blue paint so that the newly-made furniture would harmoniously combine with the design of the kitchen interior.
Since the master did not see the need for wall cabinets, he decided to do with only three open shelves. It was not difficult to make them. Several reliable boards of the required length and the same thickness, corners for fastening, screws and paint of the desired color. A couple of hours and frequently used dishes, as well as a breadbox, were attached.
Considering that the young man used recyclable materials, the remnants of materials from previous crafts, the costs of assembling the kitchen set were minimal. The only thing that took time and be smart.
For those who have decided to improve the kitchen area on their own and cannot decide which option to choose after all, the authors of Novate.ru have selected several worthy ideas that will help both save money and make an original set with their own hands.
If you have neither the means nor the desire to purchase new furniture, but you really want to make changes, you can try to make pleasant adjustments to the interior. And how to do it and what is best to tackle in the first place you can find out from this inspiring review.