I’m going ask you to humor me for a second. Think back to your very first apartment. I bet this conjures a lot of fond memories that include laughter, adventure, family and friends. But, with even more confidence, I bet your first apartment was not a spacious penthouse. I know mine sure wasn’t! When I moved to the Big Apple to chase my dreams, the very first challenge I faced was adapting to my itty bitty new home, and shockingly small kitchen! Now, while this was many years ago, I wish I had known about the beauty of small space design. Although you may be short on square footage, there is no need to skimp on style, or functionality. Want to learn more about my first New York kitchen? Watch this video here.
Ah, the memories. Now, if this story has sparked your interest in revamping an area of your home where space is a consideration, let’s check out some of the Bosch home appliances that can help elevate your kitchen, regardless of its size.
I can’t imagine life without my Bosch dishwasher, so I think it’s truly amazing that any type of home, from cozy beach houses to hip, but smaller urban dwellings, can function with the cleaning powerhouse that is Bosch dishwashers. In just 18 inches, Bosch provides the perfect cleanup vessel for any cooking experience—and how great do these 18” dishwashers look installed into a bar area?! And of course we can’t forget about the third rack that is uniquely designed to provide versatility and additional loading capacity.
How many times a day do you open your refrigerator door? If you’re like me, it’s more times than you’d like to admit! But nonetheless, every kitchen deserves a fully-functioning refrigerator that is easy-to-use, superior at preserving food, and that looks attractive, so you feel good every time you reach in to grab a head of organic lettuce or a bottle of cold pressed juice. This is exactly what you get with the Bosch 24” refrigeration lineup. This counter-depth model comes in a variety of finishes, including the classic stainless steel or, one of my favorite new finishes: glass on stainless steel. Designed with your functionality in mind, these small space refrigerators help you move around the kitchen seamlessly as you cook an evening meal or host friends and family.
Now, if you want to see a true work of art, you should explore the Bosch 24” Gas Cooktop and 24” Electric Cooktop. Taking up just two feet of space, these cooktops offer the premium features you’d expect in a Bosch cooktop – powerful burners that can handle low and high temperatures, all in a sleek modern design. Hosting brunch has always been one of my favorite activities, but I’ll never forget the chaos of trying to whip up farm-fresh scrambled eggs, tasty buckwheat pancakes and zesty mimosas for friends and family in my tiny, New York City kitchen! Luckily, these Bosch cooktops are the kind of kitchen tool you can depend on for any cooking extravaganza – small or large.
While you may think that “bigger is better,” when it comes to ovens, that isn’t always the case. You’d be shocked by the available surface area provided by the Bosch 24” Wall Oven. It’s perfect for large items like a Thanksgiving turkey (or Tof-urkey for me – I’m a vegetarian), or even finishing my Cauliflower Steak recipe that I shared a few weeks ago.
I’ll never forget making the trek to the laundromat in below zero temperatures that first winter I lived in New York City. But luckily for city dwellers today, Bosch offers fantastic compact washer and dryer units that take up very little space, and can be stacked or installed side-by-side depending on the design of the space. Not to mention that these units can fit a whopping 18 towels in the unit at one time. Talk about small but mighty!
So, as you set out to design your small spaces room – whether this be an apartment in the city, or even the media room of your suburban oasis – I have a question for you. If you could have any of these products installed in your home today, what would it be? Let me know if the comments below!