Kitchens are a lamentable area of the house for many people in Hong Kong. To have a practical, useable kitchen is something very coveted here. Fortunately, there are still options for those who would love to cook, even with the limited space available.
NOTE : An essential item is a multi-use sink that sits a chopping board on top and holds both food and dishes. Two sections is best, with many great sink designs offering sliding chopping board/prepared food/utensils sections.
I must admit that my attention was captured by the KitchenAid Briva Dishwasher Sink, which is the most practical (and pricey? USD1799-) that I have seen thus far.
While a dishwasher is not really necessary in the small living spaces here, the surprising practicality of this sink really impresses me. Added to which are the studies that a dishwasher uses less water than hand washing, and this little model apparently uses half the amount of water of a regular dishwasher.
Unfortunately it appears that this dishwasher sink has been discontinued, which is disheartening for all of us in Asia who think that this is the ideal blend of western kitchen luxury and Asian space restrictions. If you love this concept as much as I do, you can also encourage Whirlpool to release a similar model in Asia by clicking HERE for their Suggestions Page. I know I’d buy one! (The rest of Asia probably would too.)
Raven Tao is a media personality and real estate agent and ambassador for Engel & Voelkers HK. She loves arts and culture, is fascinated by fashion and luxury, and is passionate about all things house and home. For more updates, LIKE her Facebook Page or visit www.RavenTao.com