How to hide a washing machine in the kitchen
One of the most effective and stylish solutions for the interior in the standard Khrushchev is a washing machine in the kitchen. Yes, modern apartments often provide a separate place for each unit of home appliances, but the old-style apartments are not designed for modern design. During the Soviet era, apartments were built without any excesses, relying only on the basic needs of an ordinary Soviet citizen. And that is why modern people often have problems during the layout of the kitchen.
A few decades ago, the very existence of a washing machine was already considered a certain luxury. Naturally, no harmony in the interior of the developers did not think, that's why in ordinary Khrushchev there is so little space for the necessary household appliances. Modern man can not do without such a basic set of equipment as a refrigerator, washing machine and stove for cooking, but how to put it all in a modest Khrushchev?
- 1Where to install the machine
- 2Do not need extra initiative
- 3Ways of embedding a washing machine in furniture
Where to install the machine
The only acceptable option is just to hide the machine, masking it with decorative facades, boxes or doors. It is necessary not only to close something with a machine and combine it with kitchen furniture, but also to make it as much as possible aesthetic. The first step is to determine the place in the Khrushchevka, where the washing machine will be installed. The only suitable place is the kitchen. You need a point with access to plumbing, and in Khrushchev such points are few - just the bathroom and kitchen. In the bathroom, especially not clear up, and hide the washing machine is simply impossible. There remains only one option - a washing machine in the kitchen.
Do not need extra initiative
Do not experiment and place the unit in the corner of the room opposite the sink - this will only bring a lot of problems. Many people extend the hoses to install the machine further away, but this approach will only shorten the life of the machine. When draining and recruiting water, the machine will work much more intensively, and accordingly, some parts will quickly become unusable. For these reasons, the installation of a washing machine in a kitchen in a Khrushchevka should not be carried out far from the so-called "wet zone".
Now you should consider the basic types of washing machines. There are two main types - with vertical loading and with front loading.
If you have a machine with a vertical load, it is better to abandon the idea of masking furniture. You will always have to remove and reinstall the heavy worktop when loading and washing.
After washing, the countertop will also have to be removed, since the tank must dry out from moisture. Some people make a flip top, but this option also did not work.
Ways of embedding a washing machine in furniture
But in the case of a frontal stylalka, you can try several options at once. The simplest way is to order furniture according to individual drawings, if you just move and have not yet settled in Khrushchev. According to your size, experts will make suitable furniture, and the technology will be delicately built into the furniture. From the top it will be covered with a stylish table top, and the front panel will close the cabinet door. You can do without a door, it all depends on your wishes.
If you want to use your old furniture in Khrushchev, you'll have to work on your own. There are special built-in machines, which are very easy to work with. It is only necessary to attach decorative facades to specially provided holes for fasteners. Attach a separate small table-top on top, or, thanks to simple manipulations, combine everything with the main kitchen table-top - the choice is yours..
If the machine is not built-in, you can remove the top cover - the dimensions of some devices can thus fit under the countertop. If the dimensions do not allow, you can raise the base and make the table top a little higher. The appearance of such a built-in washing machine does not attract attention, and looks great against the backdrop of the entire interior..
Some craftsmen make a separate box from a standard frame and plasterboard, and then close the front panel with a door. But before deciding on this step, it is worth considering all the consequences. Yes, there is not much room in Khrushchev, and you have to save on everything, but be prepared for additional discomfort due to the built-in kitchen. If you have a door, it will have to be kept open when washing. After washing it will also need to be opened to allow the drum to dry out. Also, there may be problems with loading the powder - the countertop may interfere. Only weighed all the pros and cons, you can start installing the washing machine in the kitchen in Khrushchev..