The good thing about our modern technology is that companies continuously respond to the life of busy, small studio apartment renters. There is a growing demand for compact, but equally functional appliances that fit in tight spaces.
The innovation of kitchen designers is endless. A six-place-setting dishwasher, rangetop and oven have been shoehorned into an area no bigger than an ordinary stove burner. The table below, on the other hand, simply disappears into the wall when not in use. Occasionally, there is simply little space for a distinct cooking area, but there may be room for a galley in a corridor.
If you are able to make space for a closet, you also have space for a kitchen-in-a-closet (photo). In doing so, everything that you will likely to need is in it.
5 Tips for Small Apartment Kitchen Equipment
- Is there room elsewhere in your home for storing appliances? Could the washing machine be put in a cabinet or under the stairs? Could the freezer be hidden under a tablecloth in the living room?
- A lot of small electrical appliances, like hand blenders, are designed to be stored on the wall. Knives and gadgets can be hung on magnetic racks or rails.
- If counterspace is limited, and you cannot forego your microwave oven, try putting it on a pivoting television wall mount.
- Many sinks could be covered with a custom-made chopping board to give you additional worktop space. Likewise, when deciding to buy a new range, choose the one with the sturdiest cover as possible.
- Built-in appliances appear sleeker as compared to freestanding ones. But they are more cumbersome to take with you when you move. Most of all, they cost a lot more, too. However, if the kitchen is an integral part of a larger room, it is worth purchasing appliances that you can fit with fascia panels matching the units and create a more polished look.
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