Renovations with heavy space restrictions can be debilitating. Now we have solutions in the form of a compact kitchen. These small units make use of versatility as well as form to complement the kitchen design. With folding chairs, compact household appliances, maximum storage capacity, as well as changeable work areas, a compact kitchen offers the same level of function of a full sized kitchen whilst making available valuable space. Whether installed into a rental or a miniature kitchen, using the minimal area with the most effecient possible function provides a more relaxed environment and compact kitchens are available in different hues, clean metals, variations on themes as well as finishes, and an a whole world of refrigerators, sinks, countertops, storage areas, cabinetry, microwave ovens, and dish washers.
Unitized sinks, ceiling high cabinets, and sliding shelving units correspond well with the chopping boards that are installed atop the basin when it is used, cooking units featuring folding tops, in addition to hanging rails for cookware. A compact kitchen has each principal functionality of a kitchen for smaller spaces. For example, Kristen Laass and Normal Ebelt have manufactured a compact kitchen design that folds down to the size of one meter and expands to a dining table. It includes storage, an oven, an effecient induction rangetop, in addition to a refrigerator freezer. Circle Kitchen has devised a further compact kitchen that is marginally bigger, taking up a little less than two square meters. Their kitchen is describes a circle and turns a full 180 degrees. This model features a sink, stove top, cabinets, prep area, dishes, microwave, and a dish washer.
Robert Schierjott and Ulrich Kohl have devised a compact kitchen which only uses a single meter and comes in 2 units that fold down to a small cube but then can be arranged into 6 different kitchen configurations complete with a natural gas cooking, counter tops, storage capacity, and a kitchen sink. There are compact kitchens which are 360 degrees, adaptable, and can be rolled about. These units include a tower which can be turned all the way around and comes with storage shelves, as well as variable cooking, eating, and cook prep area. The Kitchen Studio sells a compact kitchen which rests against the wall, integrates the necessary kitchen appliances, and spans the length of 246 cm. The compact kitchen by Stewart & Justin Case features a dining surface which seats four, a washbasin, drying rack, and a shelving system. Other choices involve silicon panels for holding canned goods, bowls, pots and pans, which then folds to create a dining area. For those tiny-house fans, there are compact kitchens that work as a dining room. At 4 square meters, this design is a 2 dimensional dining space when shut, and opens to fit a table, seating, and a lamp.