One of the limitations of moving into a room to rent in Singapore is that you’ll often end up having to share a kitchen with your roommates or you may not have the luxury of owning one at all. In Coliwoo’s service apartments, each room is fully fitted with a kitchenette, allowing you to prepare your meals at ease. If you’re looking to maximise your kitchenette space, here are a few tips to help you accomplish that.
Limit the Number of Appliances
Limit the number of appliances based on your needs. Most of us consider appliances like a microwave oven, a refrigerator, and an oven necessary; others like trash compactors and dishwashers aren’t, and can therefore be overlooked. However, if you wish to include more appliances, more meticulous planning is required. Multipurpose appliances, like a dual-purpose convection microwave that functions as a microwave and a convection oven, are a great way to save space in your coliving space.
Psst. Do you know that Coliwoo’s kitchenette comes with a single-door fridge, microwave oven and induction hob and hood?
Add a Floating Dish Rack above Your Sink
Store your utensils, cutlery, dishes, cutting boards, and more with a floating dish rack fixed just above your sink. The clever utilisation of vertical space allows you to have more space on your kitchenette counter to prepare ingredients and set dishes aside. Additionally, with a floating dish rack, water from your newly washed dishes can drip down into the sink, keeping the rest of your kitchenette clean and dry. When you’re living in a room to rent in Singapore with limited kitchen space, this is a must-have.
Hooks are Your Best Friends
If there are nooks in and around the kitchenette in your coliving space, use hooks to hang pots, pans, and other large items that would otherwise take up precious kitchenette space. Pro tip — you might be tempted to stick suction cup hooks on flat walls around your kitchenette, but do bear in mind that they lose their adhesiveness after prolonged exposure to heat. Hooks, on the other hand, are sturdy and will last pretty much indefinitely until you choose to take them down.
Check out Kitchenette-friendly Recipes
Living in a long-term serviced apartment in Singapore with a kitchenette means you won’t be able to prepare five-course meals for a while, but it doesn’t mean that your dishes can only be simple and monotonous; you’d be amazed at how much you can whip up with a kitchenette counter space and a single stove.
Pasta dishes are extremely popular in homes with kitchenettes as they are easy to cook and are also really versatile. This tagliatelle with shrimp and zucchini dish is easy to prepare, but packs a punch in zesty flavour. You can even mix it up by using your own pasta sauce according to your palate.
While cooking meals in a kitchenette sometimes means having to use packaged food, you can still add your own spin to things to elevate the flavours even more. Take this mushroom truffle ravioli dish — while the main dish comes from a package, you can also add herbs like sage, as well as butter and shredded grana padano cheese to tie the flavours together and add a little more richness to the overall dish.
With your newfound kitchenette skills, test them out at Coliwoo’s rooms to rent in Singapore, complete with a fully equipped kitchenette that allows you to cook to your heart’s content. For more information, please visit our website.