In previous blogs I have written about the growing trend of compact kitchens. For example, the rise in apartment construction beginning in 2014 is greater than we have seen since 1989. It is not just apartments that are calling for more slimmed down kitchens but homes today as well. Having a smaller kitchen is a great option for families of all sizes. From baby boomers whose children have moved to the rise of eco-sized houses, there are many benefits and uses of compact kitchens. Families are adding compact kitchens or kitchenettes to accommodate their elderly patents they’re caring for. In larger urban areas, space is becoming more and more limited. For a variety of reasons, homeowners across the U.S. are finding unique ways to make use of their space and kitchens.
Compact kitchens: from the kitchen to the basement
Kitchens are not right next to dining rooms or off the garage anymore. Homeowners are opting for both flexibility and convenience. Making use of current space and getting creative with remodeled space can be a chance for something different as shown above. Or it can be as simple as painting the area as shown below. There are other ways that space can be utilized for a compact kitchen such as the countertop materials and types of sinks. Let’s take a look.
Compact kitchens: it’s more than smaller appliances
If you have a smaller space to work with you don’t have to sacrifice on the style and quality of your appliances. The same goes for other features in your “kitchen.” There are multiple ways that you can make your new compact kitchen both functional and creative. The first example is to install countertop material that serves more than one purpose. You could opt for engineered quartz for your counters or even a small island. This material is very durable and you can do just about anything on it except for use some materials and applications (see Natural Stone Quartz Makes Every Home Beautiful and Unique). Not only would this durable surface give you just the right space to prep and work, but it comes in so many colors and patterns you really can make it all your own.
Another idea is a Blanco Silgranit sink which you can read about in Blanco Silgranit Sinks. These are fantastic sinks made from 80% solid granite which means they are tough as well as beautiful. Besides solid good looks Silgranit sinks have styles that allow prepping, washing, and drying in the same set without taking up half the counter. Along with this convenience is that the sinks come in a variety of colors bound to match any kitchen.
Compact Kitchens can be small in size yet full of inspiration and joy
There are more ways that you can enjoy your compact kitchen from shelving to unique cabinets. With smaller spaces on the rise and tiny houses gaining popularity, it is a great time to explore possibilities. Smaller doesn’t mean that you have sacrificed what you love about being in your kitchen. For more information on various countertop materials and kitchen ideas check out these links below: