Here's another way to hide the kitchen: put it under the floor

Kitchens take up a lot of space and serve an obviously essential function, but we don't use them all the time. Here is a clever idea that was on LifeEdited a while back, where the kitchen is located what is essentially under the floor. It's in what appears to be a 15 m2 (161SF) apartment. Instead of having the bed go away, as is often the approach, the kitchen disappears.

totally closed kitchen photoLifeEdited/via

There is not a lot of information on LifeEdited or the original source, but it appears that the bed is on a counter-height raised platform, along with the dining room table, with lots of storage underneath.

kitchen openLifeEdited/via

However the whole idea seems to break down when you try and figure out what you do with dinner; you have to close up the kitchen to get to the table, or have a friend that you can pass everything to. On LifeEdited, David thinks that the occupants have to be gymnasts; I think they might have to be levitating yogis.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Tags: Kitchens | Living With Less | Small Spaces

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