While Boston has ranked among the largest median-sized homes, not everyone has over 1,700 square feet of space. And while you may not have as small a space as, say the famous Skinny House, small kitchen spaces do exist. So where do you put your kitchen appliances?
Whether you’re building a new home or renovating your existing one, If you want to make the most of your small kitchen space, there are space-saving appliances and designs that can help you do it.
Most appliances come with built-in options. These modern designs make the most of your existing space by putting the appliances in the space you already have.
Built-ins, however, do come with one drawback: They cannot be easily moved. So while they will save you a lot of space, you will also need to be very deliberate when thinking of where you want them to go.
Cabinets and storage can go all the way up to your ceiling. You can use your walls to build space-saving cabinets or shelves for items you seldom use, such as a holiday or specialty dishes or tools and appliances you don’t use often. A folding stepladder is an easy and convenient way to have easy access to those higher-up places.
You can hang attractive baskets from your ceiling to store fruits or veggies, or cooking racks to hang your pots and pans on. This makes them convenient to reach, without taking up counter or cabinet space.
Technology has changed today’s appliances, so even the smallest ones, can do much more than they used to do.
Refrigerators generally range from 24 to 40 inches wide, 29 to 36 inches deep, and up to 84 inches high. A 24” wide bottom-freezer refrigerator provides you with a space-saving option with everything you need to keep your cold foods fresh. Different color options mean you can choose to suit your color scheme.
If your space cannot accommodate a cooktop and oven, a new kitchen range is a perfect solution. Ranging in size from 20” up to 60” for pros, a range is a combination of a cooktop and oven. Before deciding on which compact oven to go with, you’ll need to decide if you want gas or electric.
Microwave ovens take up a lot of counter space but a built-in microwave can be mounted over your oven or in any space you have in your kitchen. This KitchenAid 24″ Built-In Microwave Oven is a great space-saving appliance that fits into any 27” or 30” cutout you have.
Conversely, a professionally installed drawer microwave fits perfectly in lower areas of your kitchen.
Just because your kitchen is small, doesn’t mean you can’t have a dishwasher. This Tub dishwasher is only 24” wide, but has the capacity to handle up to 16 place-settings.
Making the best of a small kitchen space is easy, affordable, and fun if you take time to explore design ideas and familiarize yourself with today’s compact kitchen appliances. At Boston Appliance, our pros can do in-home consultations to ensure your new appliances will fit perfectly and be installed professionally. Reach out today to find out more.