Nowadays, a conventional electric or gas kitchen stove is often replaced by a hob and oven. It is convenient that they can be located in completely different places in the kitchen, and the hostesses prefer to place the oven not below, but at the level of the working surface, so as not to bend over to the dish being prepared.
The whole kitchen in one line is a traditional option. However, in this case, there was no room for either a built-in or a free-standing refrigerator. This moment must be considered, because otherwise, you may have to go to the other end of the room for groceries..
We told you that in a small kitchen, you should think in advance about the location of the microwave oven. Otherwise, it can take up half of the countertop, literally “eating” an important part of the kitchen – the work area. An open shelf near the stove is great for using the microwave.
Separate refrigerator, separate – freezer. This is another modern option for hiding household appliances. Options are even possible here for such an arrangement of the refrigerator and freezer – under the countertop by the window.
In general, building everything in as much as possible is a trend in modern kitchens. The microwave and oven have become part of a large storage system and stand out from the general row only with their doors, which are inappropriate to hide – it will be simply inconvenient to use.
The range hood is another important piece of household appliances needed in the kitchen. You can make it a conspicuous detail, but if the dimensions of the room do not allow or the owners simply do not want to allocate the air ventilation system, there are compact hoods built into the lower part of the upper row of cabinets.
A toaster, of course, does not take up much space, but in a small kitchen, where every centimeter of the working surface counts, you can create such a storage place for it in a small drawer. Built-in toaster, lifts up when needed.
Keep in mind that dishwashers can also be freestanding. Of course, most often the dishwasher is built under the countertop near the sink so as not to transfer communications. But in general, there can be many options for the location of this kitchen unit..
In our country, you will not surprise anyone with a washing machine in the kitchen. If the bathroom is so tiny, well, the washing machine can be placed under the kitchen worktop and even covered with a door so that it does not stand out from the general row of furniture.
If you decide to move the hob to the island, you must not forget about the rules for the safe use of gas. The transfer of the gas hob will have to be coordinated with the appropriate utilities and call a specialist at home.
An electric oven and hob will be easier to move in the kitchen than gas ones. But you should take care of a separate and sufficiently powerful power source, because the stove consumes a lot of electricity.
Another relatively small but space-consuming kitchen appliance is a coffee machine. Real coffee lovers who have a small kitchen at their disposal should take care of the location of this unit, even if somewhere in the corner of the work surface, but not far from the outlet.