Imagine your entire kitchen fitting into a tiny space. Some of us don’t need to imagine it — we live it! But we’re not saying you should learn to cope with your too-small-to-cook-in kitchen. We’re talking about having everything you could possibly need to function comfortably in a kitchen, fitting perfectly into a small room.
A fridge, freezer, sink, stovetop, oven, microwave, dishwasher and prep space are all major components in a normal-sized kitchen. And that doesn’t even save room for a table and chairs. The peeps over at General Electric are trying to make it possible to have room for a table, no matter how small your kitchen is. No more resorting to your couch to eat your meals. Say hello to the GE microkitchen concept: It’s basically the next best thing to moving into a house with a bigger kitchen.
The microkitchen is designed with all the appliances you need, crammed into a credenza-like counter. It doesn’t feature full-sized appliances, but when you’re living in an itty-bitty apartment, chances are, you don’t need an entire fridge and freezer to yourself. Plus, the touchscreen control panel more than makes up for the lack of extra fridge storage.
There are so many reasons why you should be obsessed with GE’s brilliant concept. A touchscreen display controls the entire unit, from the dishwasher to the microwave. It also controls the temperature of water coming from the faucet, which folds seamlessly into the wall! With the faucet out of the way, you’ve got plenty of room to get all your prep work done on the built-in cutting board. But one of our favorite features is the induction range… mostly because it’s like an invisible stove (and therefore, magic).
Sadly, this is just an experimental prototype that has no immediate plans to be created. But how cool if/when it is?! Plus, the studio dwellers among us will take the small space inspo wherever we can get it.
Would you be interested in getting a microkitchen for your small space? Sound off in the comments!
(h/t: Fast Company)