Published at Friday, January 26th 2018, 19:45:00 PM. Kitchen Appliances. By Didrika Gunther.
Another option for making more room in your small kitchen is to downsize your appliances — literally. European appliances are typically much smaller than American models, although they work just as well. Gourmets may cringe initially, but an under-counter refrigerator drawer is a space-saving alternative to the upright behemoths we're most familiar with. A refrigerator/freezer combo drawer installed within the kitchen cabinetry is a smart design solution and ideal for cramped galley-style layouts.
Beverage Centers. Unlike a wine fridge, a beverage center is a more family-friendly appliance, chilling cans and bottles of juice, soda, water and beer to desired drinking temps. "Homeowners are installing these appliances as close to the living area as possible so the drinks are convenient," Trivisonno says. Some, she adds, are installing them in the family room for the ultimate convenience.
There are, however, some appliances that make the countertop cut: namely, the coffee maker. Find common ground by establishing a coffee station on your kitchen counter. Enhance it with streamlined accessories, like a floating shelf below the cabinetry to stack coffee cups and a tray filled with spoons and sweeteners. For these appliances that we can't live without being in plain sight, make sure that they mimic the design style of your space. If you have a modern aesthetic, then look for appliances with sleek, shiny finishes to complement a contemporary decor. Vintage-style preferences are best matched with nostalgic appliances such as a standout Smeg refrigerator.
While an outdoor gas grill is a must-have, other outdoor kitchen appliances worth looking into include warming drawers, side burners and searing stations, or refrigerators, ice makers and ice chests.