October 7, 2009

Single Occupancy Kitchen

When Dave and I lived in Student Family Housing at BYU, I longed for the day when I would have a dishwasher, washer, and dryer. I was ready to give up scrub brushes and lugging loads of laundry (guys clothes weight a ton!) across the slushy/icy parking lots.

After finishing school and moving up to Washington, I started looking for aparments on the internet. While browsing through listings on Craigslist, I found an apartment that was in our price range and included all three "wish list" appliances. I was thrilled! We signed for the apartment that day and moved in a couple weeks later.

There are some things to note however... low rent + washer/dryer/dishwasher = sacrifice on some level. This time our sacrifice was space.

We have what I like to call a single occupancy kitchen. Get more than one person in there and you'll be ready to say, "this kitchen ain't big enough for the both of us - get out!" Our kitchen/laundry room has the smallest footprint of all the rooms in our house, yet it contains a dishwasher, fridge, sink, oven/stove, microwave, washer, and dryer!

 Fridge, dryer, and microwave

Washer, dishwasher, sink, & stove (which may have four burners, but unless you are using doll cookware, there is no way you are going to get more than two pots or pans on this range!!)

This room really rocks we have everything running at once! Luckily the the left side of the kitchen is on a different fuse than the right or we'd probably short everything at least once a day.

Our space-efficient model does have it's advantages though - not many people can advance their laundry, unload the dishwasher and cook dinner without taking a step! If cruise ships ever decide to add kitchens to their staterooms, I think they should come see me about a floorplan :)


Alyssa H said...

Thats one small kitchen

Alyssa H said...

WOW the washer is even in there