13 Jun Fisher & Paykel Appliances Make A Tiny Home Appearance
If you have been following our Blog for any length of time, you undoubtedly know we are passionate about appliances. We love it even more when we see manufactures think outside the box and really design products around how their customers will ultimately use them. Today, we want to show you a great project we were involved in with Driftwood Homes USA and having the chance to outfit the kitchen of their latest tiny home offering, The Indigo.
Driftwood Homes Newest Tiny House
Fisher & Paykel 24″ Range and Stainless Steel Fridge
For this unique project, we turned to Fisher & Paykel appliances. As more and more people look at the Tiny Home Movement as a genuine housing option and no longer a novelty, the need for more choices and reliability in compact appliances is on the rise. Fisher & Paykel has met this challenge with adding some innovative choices to their appliance lineup. Very few manufacturers offer a true luxury appliance package in a compact offering.
Driftwood Homes builds an amazing tiny home and really raises the bar as for what can be done in this spectrum. Our mission was to outfit the kitchen with appliances that not only captured the vision of this model, but offer a real option that the homeowner can fall in love with. The first few days living in a tiny home are fun and romantic, the real goal is to make sure you do not lose that feeling after the honeymoon period is over.
The Fisher & Paykel Fridge In The Palmetto Model
The show piece of this collection is the Fisher & Paykel Active Smart Bottom Freezer. Packing all the necessities of a full sized model into three-quarters of the space. The 13.5 cu.ft. fridge / freezer is coated in a proprietary stainless steel coating called EZKleen, virtually eliminating fingerprints and stubborn marks from daily use. Built with small living in mind, these units will help streamline food prep with flexible storage options and slide out bins and shelves. Small, but still with a refined appearance.
A beautiful refrigerator is only the start. You can still eat large in a tiny home with Fisher & Paykel’s head turning 24” Gas Range. This freestanding range combines a four burner precision cook top with real convection cooking that allows you to bake, broil, and roast. Unlike traditional compact ovens, this one offers 1.9 cu.ft of usable area including a shelving system which will help to prepare large meals….in case you want visitors!
24″ Gas Range Convection Oven
Rounding out the kitchen and making sure all the bases are covered is the Fisher & Paykel 24” Traditional microwave. Its tiny size lets it get tucked away and out of view, yet it still has enough space for real cooking or re-heating tasks. It is finished in matching stainless steel with front mounted controls.
A Compact Full Power Microwave
There might be some of you reading this not familiar with Fisher & Paykel, you should take a quick second the learn about their history here, it will only make your craving for their appliances that much bigger.
Probably most famous for their Dishdrawers, Fisher & Paykel has been leading the appliance industry with the use of brushless motors. This is another reason we thought they would be a perfect fit on this tiny home. Brushless motors can use up to 35% less power than traditional electric motors found in standard appliance and they are also substantially quieter. This alone is a great reason to consider them for this kitchen. When you are so close to everything in your home, having quiet appliances is huge asset.
Somebody asked us the other day if it was boring being in the appliance business! When we have the chance to be involved in these types of projects that move the needle forward in design and concept, the answer is certainly not. Are you working on a out of the box kitchen or outdoor cooking option? We would love to hear from you.
Make sure to visit the Driftwood Homes USA website, not only will it offer you plenty of motivation, but you can learn about the unique homes they are building. While you are there, stop by their Youtube Channel for a closer look at how they stepped up during the historic flooding in South Carolina and building a tiny home for those displaced.
Driftwood Homes’ Palmetto Floor Plan