If you think your small kitchen in your home is a challenge, then you may feel in pleasant company with this tiny kitchen renovation in Bratislava. With the help of an off-the-shelf Ikea cabinetry system, a lot of imagination and creativity, Lukáš Kordík turned his 1930’s flat into a functional and beautiful space to cook in. Take a look at how this tiny kitchen was able to look modern and beautiful with a tiny budget that was big on color and ideas.
“It was quite a sad place, with yellow painted walls and a strange atmosphere,” says architect Lukáš Kordík of his home in Bratislava. “But I had a feeling it could be easily turned into a cozy and open space.” … by removing a few walls and emphasizing the 1930s flat’s existing rough-hewn charm—exposed brick walls and a ceiling of undulating concrete vaults”… Dwell.
The amazing part of this renovation was Kordik’s ability to reconfigure the existing space that was full of tiny rooms into an open and airy feeling space. The architectural firm he works for, Gut Gut was also able to “redo the electrical, pipes, sewage, and heating while imbuing the place with a hip, old-meets-new vibe.”… Dwell
The bright blue cabinetry has an instant eye catching appeal and is adorned with a window that pours in natural light- essential for making any small space feel larger and less cave-like. Kordik chose to use a wall of black shelving to separate the kitchen and other living spaces from the bathroom. The shelving serves as a modified pantry and dishware area, but also helps to create functional display in a small space that could look cluttered and closed-in.
Anytime a homeowner can take a small space and make it feel warm and inviting is a challenge. For this tiny kitchen renovation, a 516 square foot flat got a new identity, and the kitchen became the visual focal point of the home. What an interior testament to good design and creativity on a budget.
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