Published at Monday, April 23rd 2018, 06:52:34 AM. Kitchen Appliances. By Renata Vecoli.
Update your cooking space in a snap by reducing the countertop clutter with small kitchen appliance storage solutions. Placing appliances out of sight will maximize space and efficiency.
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.
You can use paint to make a brown stove white or you can really have fun and inject some life into the most important items in your kitchen. If the rest of your kitchen is neutral, a red or brightly colored fridge will really pop. Just remember that painting appliances can be a long, tedious process. Keep that in mind when selecting colors for your appliances and choose ones that you′ll be happy with for a while.
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.