Thursday, January 29, 2015

The coolest compact kitchen ever designed!

This is the best designed kitchenette I have ever seen. utilizing the newest in storage and design ideas,   you can have an almost full kitchen in a 8' long wall, minus refrigerator and stove. the amount of storage and usability packed into this wall unit is unreal. This is perfect for an efficiency unit where space is a a premium. 
Kitchen in 8'
 With the doors closed, the kitchen is totally hidden away from your guests, allowing full use of the space in front of the cabinets as well as presenting a very neat look in the living space. Once the doors start to open is when this unit shows off its true capacity. 

international builders show 2015
The central area contains your sink and workspace. with a large amount of counter space for its size. having storage space for everything you need allows the counter to be used for preparing food instead of storing all your kitchen tools. I love the task lighting and accent lighting in the shelf units that makes working  in the space very easy. The well thought out design has a place for everything, even the wine! Dishes and glasses are neatly stored with easy access, and the accessory holders on the backsplash help keep the area clear. I would like working in this compact area. I think it feels much larger than it is.

rev-a-shelf International builders show
For the heavier items that you might not be comfortable stretching up high to store, the cabinet above the sink has a great pull down rack that lets you safely store the heavier items and self retracts back into the cabinet to tuck them away. No more climbing on precarious stools to reach the top shelves.
handicap accessable cabinet storage
 The bottom unit has just as many surprises in store as the top. there are well lit storage shelves for cleaning supplies, a special compost bin, a large drawer and two trash bins with a special feature! The trash cans as seen to the left of the photo below are open topped so its easy to add trash or recyclables to them. My first question was "who wants stinky trash stored in your cabinet?", well they thought of that too, as the drawer closes the bins are covered by a lid that automatically seals the bins, keeping them airtight and the smells contained. The same goes for the compost drawer below the sink.
International builders show 2015
The tall pantry closet to the left pulls out allowing three sided access to each self in the cabinet. This allows for tons of accessible storage with nothing getting pushed to the unreachable black hole in the back of the cabinet. Each shelf is completely adjustable in seconds to the desired height with one handed operation, making this cabinet customizable for any storage.

3 sided pantry organizer
 If you were wondering what the last two inches of this cabinet might contained, you will be happy to   know that it has not been wasted. It contains a pull out table that can seat 2 people easily. It slides out then folds open into a bench seat and table top that is quite sturdy and spacious considering that it appears almost out of nowhere. I was impressed, considering I had looked at this unit 5 minutes before and thought it was just a glorified wet bar. it is very well thought out and designed for actual daily use. 
fold down kitchen table
I was very impressed by the amount of thought and good design that went into this unit. It really seemed to be almost futuristic to me in its use of space. It was very well done. A point not to be missed is that this is a model to demonstrate the new trend in making your kitchen space more usable.  All of these great ideas can be used in your kitchen individually, to improve your existing space. I think many people will like being able to add features to their kitchen without having to completely remodel their home. As I write this I have the master catalog from Rev-A-Shelf sitting on my desk, loaded with hundreds of great ideas to improve kitchens and bathrooms. I can't wait to start using them!! If you are interested in any more ideas for the kitchen, please don't hesitate to contact me, I love to create and install great ideas to make your kitchen amazing! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Michael. Who makes this compact kitchen? It looks really cool. Brad. My email is Cell is 253-432-3882. I am remodeling two very small waterfront rentals. Something like this would be perfect. Thanks for the great blog.