Keep a Full Kitchen in Your Micro Unit
- Feb 11, 2014
By Mike Ratliff, Associate Editor
Units within the current generation of apartments keep getting smaller. This trend is due in part to the popularity of core urban infill sites, which usually feature smaller land parcels that yield towers with smaller footprints. But smaller units are all good in the eyes of the current generation of renters so long as their apartment community—and surrounding neighborhood—come equipped with the right amenities.
One problem with smaller units is fitting in a functional kitchen. This is especially true in the studio and one-bedroom apartments that are in high demand. Resource Furniture offers a creative solution with their Stealth Kitchen Modules.
The new product line is a refined vision of the hide-away kitchen that allows full-sized appliances, work surfaces and storage areas to become completely invisible when not in use. In as little as six linear feet, a Stealth Kitchen can incorporate a refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, cook-top, sink, counter space and storage. All this fits behind a wall of cabinetry that attractively blends into its surroundings.
Aside from allowing for the inherent green benefits of a smaller unit footprint, Stealth Kitchen brings additional eco-friendly features to the table via locally sourced hardwood, formaldehyde-free plywood and CARB2-compliant materials. All in all, Stealth Kitchen qualifies for up to six LEED points in seven categories.
For more information on Stealth Kitchen Modules, be sure to visit Resource Furniture.