Renovating a kitchen is a big undertaking, and it can be even more so in a small space, where it's on full view and needs to be well integrated. On top of these aesthetic demands, micro kitchens require tools that can be hard to find—including wall ovens, kitchenette cabinets, cooktops, and small sinks—so we've compiled a shopping guide for good-looking, space-saving supplies.
Based out of Austin, Texas, this online catalog specializes in slim, small, and double-duty appliances. Look here for under-counter refrigerators, countertop dishwashers, front-loading washer/dryers, and cooktops. Shown left is the Avanti 36-inch compact kitchen ($650).
This online retailer is well-known for stocking a huge inventory of discounted designer items for kitchens and bathrooms. Look here for portable electrics, slim dishwashers (shown left is Bosch's 18-inch Integra for $1,000), and built-in appliances for small spaces.
Abt Electronics and Appliances
This Chicago-area store has an online catalog that sells to people across the US, and we've heard good things about their service. They have an extensive selection of under-counter and shallow depth fridges, portable and under-counter dishwashers, as well as microwaves, cooktops (like the Electrolux model shown left for $1,400), and small ranges.
PC Richard & Son
This store has been around in the New York area for 100 years, and they continue to sell appliances and electronics in-person and through their online catalog. Look here for wall ovens (like the KitchenAid model shown left for $1,125), mini kitchens, and cooktops.
This Illinois-based company specializes in small kitchens, and they have their own line of appliances, including under-counter refrigerators (like the compact 2-door fridge/freezer shown left), small dishwashers, cooktops, and microwaves.
Sinks and Fixtures
Cabinets, Carts, and Storage
For more information and ideas, check out these related posts:
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• Modern Micro Kitchen: Get the Look
• Sources for Small Bathroom Renovations
• Modern Kitchens: High and Low
• How to Add Storage in a Small Kitchen
Photo: Jill Slater / An Ultra-Sleek, Ultra-Micro Kitchen