Complete Mini Kitchens

YesterTec Complete Mini Kitchen

Building a tiny house kitchen can be time consuming depending on your carpentry skills and what you choose to put into it. Costs can skyrocket if you have expensive tastes and hire professionals to help. One option is to get a complete prebuilt kitchen unit – although even these range in price from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.

For example the Kitchen Armoire pictured here costs about $8,000, and it’s probably a best in class example. When not in use it hides away behind elegant cabinetry and contains a sink, refrigerator, convection oven/microwave, and ceramic cooktop. The cooktop and oven are also setup to shut down when the cabinet doors are closed as a safety precaution. As you scroll down the page you’ll find less expensive options.

The benefit of an all-in-one kitchen for a tiny house is that your cost is fixed and the time to install is shorter. The disadvantage is that you won’t have as many choices as a kitchen you build yourself. At the end of the day it is something to consider designing into your tiny house project.

YesterTec Complete Mini Kitchen - open 2

 

Above: YesterTec Kitchen Armoire

 

gallery kitchen design micro kitchen

 

Above: Micro Modular Kitchen

Johns Strand Hideaway Kitchen

 

Above: Hideaway Kitchen

Avanti Compact Kitchen

Above: Avanti Compact Kitchen

Tiny House Kitchen Designs

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Pinterest is a great tool for creating photo collections. I’ve made some topic specific boards for things like bedrooms, bathrooms, and interiors. When noodling through future design ideas it’s nice to be able to see what other people have done. You can find all my Tiny House Design boards on Pinterest.

If you’d like to play with your own floor plan layout ideas give my free Print & Cut Worksheet a try. You just print it out with your own printer or have it printed at Kinkos on cardstock like I did. Then cut out the shapes and play with floor plan ideas.

Top photo by Ziggy from Small-Scale.net. Below are more examples from the tiny house kitchens board on Pinterest.

shabby chic tiny retreat

Photo above by Shabby Chic Tiny Retreat.

Tennessee Tiny Homes Pawaws Cabin

Photo above by Tennessee Tiny Homes. This might win the award for the smallest kitchen.

Mendy's Tiny House Kitchen

Photo above by Tennessee Tiny Homes.

 

tiny texas

Photo above of a kitchen by Tiny Texas Houses. Photo credit to Mother Earth Living.

Airstream

Photo above of an Airsteam kitchen.

kitchen

Photo above of a small house kitchen in Berkeley. Love the ships ladder.

ikea kitchen

Photo above is an IKEA inspired kitchen.

See more examples from the tiny house kitchens board on Pinterest.

 

Update on Dan’s Tiny House

Dan built this tiny house for his mom and it’s almost ready for her to move in. There are just a few plumbing and electrical details to finish up.

The interior is unlike any tiny house I’ve seen so far. It has counters and cabinets along both walls, like a galley kitchen. At one end is a bathroom and the other a futon sofa bed. There is a small loft above the bathroom but it looks more suitable for storage than sleeping. The dormer windows in the roof really open up the space and make it appear much larger too.

At first glance it might look like living in a kitchen. In many tiny houses very little space is devoted to a kitchen. In fact kitchens are often designed to be as small as possible – often no more than 4-feet of counter including a tiny sink, mini-fridge, and hot plate. But I’ve grown to really like this design and have realized how livable this it could be.

The cabinets provide plenty of storage space, and not just kitchen storage space. The counters provide a place to eat and work. When the day is over the sofa at the end of the room can quickly adjust to serve as a bed – changing the function of the room with minimal effort. I’m looking forward to hearing how it works out – and how she adjusts to the small space.

You can buy the plans for this tiny house, and for the remainder of December Dan is running a 40%-off discount on the plans. The get the discount just use discount code ‘40OFF’.

Learn more about the plans. Visit Dan’s blog to read the entire construction story.