The best plants for a small kitchen
Small kitchens remain one of the most problematic types of rooms. It is difficult for them to pick up even furniture and appliances, and the free space requires limiting the area for landscaping to a minimum. But the lack of space is not a reason to reduce the number of flowering and decorative foliage crops. After all, the right choice of species and varieties of medium-sized or plastic plants in their use will create psychological comfort and a healthy environment, compensate for all the shortcomings and emphasize the style of the room. The crumbs and vertical giants will cope with their tasks no worse than the typical "kitchen" giants.
Big problems of small kitchens
Architecture does not stand still, and in many modern projects of residential buildings, kitchens really more resemble a dream come true, not a problem. But still, the insufficient sizes of this one of the most important rooms in the house are much more common than comfortable spacious rooms. The tiny kitchens of old Soviet buildings and standard buildings or the still modest kitchens of modern high-rise buildings require dexterity and fiction not only when decorating and choosing furniture, but also in landscaping. Indeed, when the area is limited, and you need to accommodate so much, plants play almost the last role. But even in a tiny kitchen, they remain the main guarantee of a healthy atmosphere, comfort and clean air. And to ignore the general rules of landscaping the kitchen would be a big mistake.
Kitchens are rightly ranked as rooms with a high level of pollution and an extremely unstable environment. Plants are the main helpers in creating a healthy environment. But if their filtration function is inferior to some others, then this is their role of an element harmonizing and creating psychological comfort. Without plants in the kitchen, where the amount of not only furniture and household appliances, but also utensils, small items and utensils exceeds any conceivable standard, it is not possible to create a truly comfortable environment. Ideally, for every square meter of kitchen floor area, at least one indoor plant should be introduced into the interior. The minimum number of plants used to green the kitchen is 3 large species or 5 small and medium plants.
Tiny kitchens have a reputation for being extremely problematic, and you don’t have to think about the fact that small rooms also have advantages. But it is precisely in small kitchens that the microclimate of the kitchens as a whole is most clearly manifested, and the very special environment that allows you to grow plants that are uncomfortable in the rest of the house is most pronounced.
The main advantages of kitchens of a small area for growing plants can safely be reckoned:
- High humidity, radically different from living rooms, even under the condition of a powerful hood.
- Very good lighting even far from the window: work surfaces in the kitchen are lit additionally, the intensity of artificial light in the kitchen is higher than in living rooms, which creates a special light mode.
- Elevated air temperatures, consistently warm contents and the difference between day and night temperatures, which makes a small kitchen the most suitable place for the inhabitants of humid tropics.
Thanks to these factors, a small-sized kitchen turns into a unique place for growing indoor plants. Plants that love high humidity and long daylight hours, crops that suffer in ordinary living spaces will feel great here. In fact, a tiny kitchen is its own, special greenhouse with high temperatures or a real home greenhouse, which is worth using for growing special plants.
The problem of achieving the desired result with a minimum area on which to place the plants may initially seem insoluble. But small kitchens open up new opportunities and prospects, offer to show imagination and experiment. Plants in them can be placed not in a horizontal but in a vertical plane, use them to decorate furniture and literally raising them to new heights. Preference should be given to plants that take up a minimal area on the windowsill and countertops, but at the same time most clearly affect the perception of the surrounding space.
The size of plants for the design of tiny kitchens is of considerable importance. When the area is limited, too bulky cultures can not only take away important functional space, but also make the room seem even smaller. In tiny kitchens, they use not only dwarf species, but also those plants that visually expand rooms that can create spectacular vertical accents, allow the use of other planes in landscaping (which are grown in hanging planters or on the wall, on shelves and shelves, etc. .).
In tiny kitchens, the bromeliads, Aroid and Marantovy, ferns and orchids, indoor soil protectors and rare decorative-leafy stars feel comfortable. Here you can not use desert plants that do not like high humidity, crops from among the succulents and cacti. But the inhabitants of the humid tropics are just among the favorites of landscaping a small kitchen. Here it will be appropriate:
- indoor jasmine;
- decorative peppers;
The favorite plants for small kitchens are rightly ranked the cultures with the most vivid greens, graphic art and expressiveness - aglaonem, alocasia, venus slipper, bilbergia, vriesia, guzmania, blehnum, celogin, venereophleby, sickle-shaped, pachistepischisphis, nephrolisumis, nephrolisumis nephrolis, nephrolisumis nephrolis, nephrolisumis, nephrolis , mandeville, dizigoteku, derbyanka.
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