January 24, 2017
10 Things You Didn’t Think Would Fit in Your Little Kitchen
Want to get more from your small kitchen? Check out these storage, seating and cooking ideas — and find out how to include those extra features you thought would fit only in a large space.
1. Microwave. If you don’t want to clutter up limited workspace with small appliances, how about tucking them underneath instead? This kitchen has just one countertop, so the designers put a microwave in a lower cabinet. Now the owners have a clear work surface plus a handy microwave for quick heating and defrosting.
2. Work surface. One of the most challenging aspects of designing a small kitchen is ensuring that there’s a surface large enough for food prep. A neat solution is a pullout counter.
Some of the models on the market consist of a runner system fitted below the existing work surface. This one is actually in the countertop and pulls out by the handle when needed.