10 Kitchen and Bath Space Savers
A single oven that toggles between microwave and convection settings. A wall-mounted bathroom vanity that keeps the floor clear but offers storage. See these and more smart space savers
Wall-mount lavs make small baths look big by opening up floor space. Problem is, they lack the storage capacity of freestanding vanities. Not the Happy D sink, which has an attached cabinet that hovers above the tile, rather than resting on it.
About $1,980, Duravit
At just 2 feet wide, the Bancroft vanity from Kohler is roomier than it looks, with a drawer for toiletries and an open cubby for stacking towels.
About $765 (not including the sink), Kohler
Vintage 48-inch tubs still turn up at salvage yards, but they are rare, costly, and often require reglazing. For a ready-to-install alternative, there's this reproduction cast-iron claw-foot, coated in porcelain, by Randolph Morris.
About $1,210, VintageTub
With this dish drawer, you can scour dinner service for six using less water, less energy, and less detergent than a conventional dishwasher. At 23 inches wide by 16 inches high, it can even slip below the sink.
From $1,150, Fisher Paykel
Defrost a chicken in microwave mode, then switch to convection and roast it. The only downside to this 24-inch combo unit is that the ability to thaw, speed-cook, and brown in a single oven comes with a hefty price tag.
About $2,050, Miele
Induction cooktops rely on magnets to transfer energy directly to pots and pans, so burners stay cool. That means no wasted heat coming off the surface and cooking up your snug kitchen. The drop-in, two-burner model from Wolf covers only 15 inches of countertop.
About $1,900, Subzero
The Mercer bath tissue holder mounts on the wall and has a built-in rack for corralling reading materials that might otherwise litter the floor. It comes in Antique Bronze, Chrome, Polished Nickel and Satin Nickel finishes.
About $90, Pottery Barn
A small Hotpoint will cook dinner, but to sauté like a serious chef you need more firepower. This four-burner Viking serves up the same features as bigger commercial-style models, but at 30 inches wide it'll actually fit in your tiny galley.
About $3,225, Viking Range
At 30 to 36 inches wide, the typical fridge is, dare we say, fat. Not this Liebherr. Just 24 inches wide and 78 inches tall, it's built like a supermodel yet roomy enough for a couple cases of low-carb beer.
About $2,440, Liebherr Appliances
Perched on two metal legs instead of four, the supersleek Lloyd console, 28¾ inches wide by 19½ inches deep, frees up room beneath the sink for a wastebasket or children's step stool. Available in Bone, Colonial White, Cotton, Ebony and Sedona Bridge.
About $1,650 to $1,990 Toto USA