If you are having a tiny home built by a contractor, the layout of the home is important. One of the most important areas of the home to plan well is the layout of the kitchen. You need to be sure that it is as functional as it can be when the construction is complete. The guide below walks you through a few things to consider when designing the kitchen layout for your tiny home.
Consider the Appliances You Will Really Need
The first thing that you need to consider is the appliances that you will need in the space. You should not need a dishwasher because you can always wash dishes in the sink. Convection ovens are small, compact ovens that can fit on a shelf or counter to allow you to cook or bake the same way you would in a large oven, without using all of the space in your kitchen. Mini-fridges are also great options for tiny homes because they provide you with space to keep your food cold, without taking up an entire wall of your home.
Consider the Storage Options for Your Kitchen
You will need to have a way to store your dishes, food staples, and cookware when you are in the tiny home. Pot racks hung from the ceiling can allow you to make the most of the limited amount of storage space that is available in the tiny home kitchen. Hang shelves on open areas of the kitchen to create compact storage space for dry and canned goods. You can always use dish racks to store your dishes and silverware, as well.
Consider the Counter Space in the Tiny Kitchen
Next, you need to consider the amount of counter space you really need to prepare food. It is possible to have a small slab of counter top cut to the exact size of your sink to use as additional counter space when needed. The slab will slide right over the sink seamlessly to give you even more room to work. You can store hot plates, coffee makers, and even toasters under the sink to keep your counters clear when you do not need to use those items.
Building new homes can be exciting, especially when you’re building a tiny home. Creating your own custom tiny kitchen will take a lot of planning. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box and express your wants very clearly so that you can have a home that really suits your needs and creates a relaxing living environment for you.