Free Standing Kitchens
June 11, 2012
Laying in bed and eating dinner is one thing, but having your bed transform into your eating area is another. This transforming dinner table bed thing is interesting. We like the idea of this in a camping situation or perhaps in some modern home that has only 200 square feet in it. Wherever it ends up you'll be fed and comfy.
At Gizmodo at Transforming Bed
March 12, 2012
With a kitchen cart you'll have the the freedom to conduct food and beverage preparation anywhere you wish. The cart has an easy-clean stainless steel table top, two utensil drawers and a pair of open shelves. Four wheel casters allow for freedom of movement and feature a locking function for safety.
Continue reading: "Stainless Steel Kitchen Cart with Natural Finish"
August 26, 2011
We simply love a good free-standing kitchen piece, and this cabinet with double bowl sink from Ikea is also easy to place and move. It features adjustable legsm stands steady on uneven surfaces, and the sink comes in stainless steel. There is no pre-drilled hole in the sink unit, giving you free choice in placing the faucet which we really like.
At VÄRDE Sink cabinet/sink w double-bowl
August 2, 2011
Seriously - why didn't we think of this for our free standing kitchen earlier? This mobile beer bar has a built-in refrigeration unit to keep the beer cool, even when not being powered, and even has changeable side tops, with additional cooking tops available. Where do you put the keg? The bar features a large central compartment with CO2 gas cylinder barrel of 30 Lt, and has electrical power of 300 W for everything else along with an 8kg Ice Storage compartment. We think after you load it up it's not going to be that mobile, but it sure will look great in your patio or perhaps even your kitchen.
At Mobile Beer Bar
June 22, 2011
The VÄRDE Counter storage unit from IKEA is a work of freestanding kitchen art. We love the many drawers, and the design lines are clean and simple. VARDE features adjustable legs, and stands steady on uneven surfaces. The drawers feature smooth-running slides and also have a stop. The countertop is made of solid wood, and you can addd a hardwearing natural material that can be sanded and surface treated if required for more furious cutting episodes in your kitchen.
May 5, 2011
This simple but elegant bowl shaped free standing kitchen island has lots of cool features. There is built in storage around the base, with an integrated sink and cooktop. There's also pull out seating (check out the full set of picks here). We love the way it feels approachable, versus just a functional kitchen island. The best part is there's even a micro-fridge in the design pics.
March 14, 2011
Compact and modular free standing kitchens (and some not so free standing) are what we believe the modern kitchen should be. Sure it's nice to have a king size bed in your kitchen, but for most of us we don't have the space. Shown above the the Mappdaniel compact modular kitchen is a creation of ProductDesignForums for the present-day homes, where space is a major consideration. Hometone has a great list and pictures of 10 more modular kitchens which include below.
- Compact Kitchen Unit For Modern Homes
- Circular revolving kitchen
- Inoxpiu compact kitchen
- Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
- COMPACT XL kitchen
- Dime Kitchen
- Toyo-Japan’s Yin and Yang Compact Kitchen
- Minimalist modular kitchen by Boxetti
- O Kitchen
February 25, 2011
Induction cooktops can save space, and can make a free standing kitchen even smaller in size. By using an induction cooktop you'll also save energy because they heat up much more efficiently. Here's a list of the top 10 induction cooktops over at Home Tome:
January 11, 2011
There are days where having a 20"W 20"L 36"H kitchen cart would just help in our kitchen. We used to have a kitchen island and we miss it terribly. Free standing kitchen stuff we think is the way to go. Imagine rolling this out for prep, or just to serve appetizers on when hosting a party. Killer.
At Acme Natural Top/White Kitchen Cart
September 14, 2010
Compact and fully featured, the the Kit–Cub Kitchen is both free standing and modular. The cube shaped compact kitchen comes equipped with a fridge, modular storage cabinets, garbage bin, microwave, sink, cutting table and an electrical cooking top. Beneath the sink, there are two water tanks, one of which feeds the sink and the other collects the gray water. This kitchen is the brainchild of Paul Mauduit.
Via Hometone at Yanko Design
March 25, 2010
We think of the rolling microwave cutting board cart as one of the first free standing kitchens. We don't currently have room for such a cart in our kitchen, but if you do - it's a think of beauty. We used to have one and would roll it out and put all the h'orderves on it when having parties. It's a also great to set a slow cooker on.
This practical contemporary kitchen cart has two drop leaves, one on each side, providing room for food preparation and also helping to minimize the space it needs when not in use. The working drawer provides storage for utensils. Dishes, pots, or glasses can be conveniently stored in the cabinet with two doors. This mobile kitchen cart can be eaily moved when needed with the smart and functional casters, and like we said rolled out at parties.
At Contemporary Kitchen Microwave Cart with Drop Leaves
February 15, 2010
Ekokook's entire layout has been well thought out with fresh vegetable storage, water conservation, container gardening, waste sorting, recycling, and composting in mind. Each bin does some green function including a built-in compost ready locker to ensure you'll return the unused food back to mother earth. We also love the lines of the design with bright white and chartreuse green colors screaming modern and eco-friendly. If you combine the Ekokook with the Cornucopia food replicator of the future, we think you'll have the best of the eco and future world's of cooking.
Via Gizmodo at Inhabitat
July 27, 2009
We love a free standing kitchen, because you don't have to commit to the kitchen. Want a different kitchen island? Storage? You name it, and you can change it or move it around. We just found this amazing round up over at Design Heaven featuring a ton of free standing kitchen concepts.
More at Designheaven
March 30, 2009
Oh outdoor kitchens how I long for thee. Your cool smooth lines, your grill, gas burners, slick sick - why are you not in my life. Seriously, this outdoor kitchen from Alpina has it all. The stainless steel unit features two standard gas burners, 2 gas burners to reheat the lava rock grill, a single burner for the ollare stone, a sink with stretchable tap, storage drawers and a a huge counter space for such a compact unit. Pricing? No idea - but expect this baby to be in the thousands.
Via Gizmodo at Alpina