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The idea of ​​putting a table in the kitchen by the win­dow is far from new. But recent­ly, an increas­ing num­ber of vari­eties have appeared that can sig­nif­i­cant­ly change the design of the room and make it more prac­ti­cal. If the apart­ment is small and the kitchen is not strik­ing in size, then a win­dow sill in the form of a table will be a great solu­tion to save space. There are sev­er­al solu­tions, among which home­own­ers will be able to choose some­thing suit­able for them­selves.Table in the kitchen by the window

table top

When all house­hold appli­ances in the kitchen are arranged, then there may not be room for a table if you want to get enough space for work process­es. Plac­ing a coun­ter­top near the win­dow in the kitchen becomes an excel­lent solu­tion, since the win­dow is not obstruct­ed by house­hold appli­ances, and the table prac­ti­cal­ly does not inter­fere with any­thing here.

Such solu­tions will organ­i­cal­ly look even in large kitchens. In this case, even two tables can be installed, one at the win­dow open­ing, and the sec­ond ordi­nary next to it, but not all rooms allow this. They are spe­cial­ly select­ed in dif­fer­ent heights so that an ordi­nary one can be placed under a table­top that does not have legs.

bar counter

This is also a com­mon way to deal with space short­age prob­lems. It will not work to put a full-fledged rack in apart­ment con­di­tions, but spe­cial alter­na­tive options are being cre­at­ed that are eas­i­ly placed there. This will make the room more spa­cious and give an orig­i­nal place for eat­ing and var­i­ous gath­er­ings. It does­n’t have to be the main table. It can be used in addi­tion to plac­ing dish­es and oth­er kitchen uten­sils.

Window sill — dining table

If the win­dow block has a depth of more than 35 cm in length, and there are no large objects around the win­dow open­ing, then this is quite fea­si­ble. The large depth will enable the table to be secure­ly fas­tened, which pro­vides a suf­fi­cient lev­el of reli­a­bil­i­ty. Such a din­ing table by the win­dow can accom­mo­date about 4 peo­ple, but most often it is 2–3 peo­ple, depend­ing on the size of the room.

Advantages and disadvantages

Each case has its pros and cons. When choos­ing the right option for kitchens, it is worth con­sid­er­ing all these fac­tors in order to make the right choice. The pos­i­tives include the fol­low­ing:

  1. Improved ergonom­ics of the room;
  2. The influx of nat­ur­al light, which helps to save on arti­fi­cial;
  3. You can install addi­tion­al cab­i­nets and draw­ers, not to men­tion a dish­wash­er or wash­ing machine;
  4. A clear zon­ing of the room is cre­at­ed, so that in a room of any size it becomes more and more ordered;
  5. The pres­ence of a live pic­turesque pic­ture out­side the win­dow, which helps to dis­tract from the rou­tine;
  6. Attrac­tive U‑shaped floor plan.

A kitchen with a table by the win­dow may also have a num­ber of dis­ad­van­tages that will be a seri­ous prob­lem in some cas­es:

  • Near the win­dow, the con­ven­tion is vio­lat­ed, since a par­tial­ly or com­plete­ly closed radi­a­tor no longer cre­ates the required lev­el of ther­mal cur­tain;
  • The insta­bil­i­ty of the struc­ture under fre­quent loads, which is espe­cial­ly typ­i­cal for a large fam­i­ly, leads to loos­en­ing of the slopes, and the win­dow frames are sus­cep­ti­ble to defor­ma­tion;
  • The din­ing area pol­lutes the sur­face of the slopes and adja­cent parts;
  • Good light­ing with nat­ur­al light turns into the fact that at night from the side of the street with the lights on, the whole meal is in full view of passers-by.

Table material

When choos­ing a design, do not for­get what the kitchen table by the win­dow will be made of. When choos­ing a mate­r­i­al, you need to pay atten­tion to heat and mois­ture resis­tance. The pos­si­bil­i­ty of easy clean­ing of dirt is also wel­come. After all, every­thing must be done so that the design not only looks very beau­ti­ful in good light, but is also prac­ti­cal. It is rec­om­mend­ed to use the fol­low­ing mate­ri­als:

acrylic stone. This is a pre­sentable, in terms of appear­ance, mate­r­i­al with a rel­a­tive­ly low weight. A beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al shade and the absence of micro­p­ores make it in demand in this area.
Wood­en boards MDF and HDF. Dif­fer in sta­bil­i­ty and dura­bil­i­ty. They are not afraid of mois­ture and can be eas­i­ly processed. As a result, a wide vari­ety of shapes, sizes and col­ors can be found on the mar­ket.
Mois­ture resis­tant ply­wood, the thick­ness of which is from 15 mm. The mate­r­i­al is coat­ed with spe­cial pro­tec­tive var­nish­es. The ends are closed with a fur­ni­ture edge, which sits on the glue. This is an inex­pen­sive and rel­a­tive­ly prac­ti­cal option.
Nat­ur­al gran­ite, mar­ble or onyx. Dif­fer in dura­bil­i­ty and with­out prob­lems trans­fer high load­ings. On the oth­er hand, these are expen­sive and heavy mate­ri­als, so instal­la­tion will not be easy.
Tree. Spe­cial care and han­dling is required. The mate­r­i­al is light­weight but expen­sive. Fits per­fect­ly into any inte­ri­or design.