MWSS, Inc. is a premier distributor of residential and RV appliances as well as electronics and RV accessories. When you first purchase your RV, you should assess your vehicle in order to pinpoint areas of improvement- from outdated appliances to defected electronics. We want to provide our customers with all of the resources to furnish your RV kitchen into the mobile space of your dreams. Designing a kitchen in your home is different than designing one for a smaller house for RV.
Comparing a Tiny Home to Your RV: Size, Kitchen, Appliances, and More
At this point, most of us are aware of the “Tiny Homes’ movement that has taken over modern television such as HGTV or any other home improvement shows. The movement of tiny homes has taken off within the last 5-10 years, resulting in hundreds and thousand of couples and families to ditch their standard-sized homes to try out this free, no-strings attached lifestyle. The typical “tiny house” has an average of 100 to 400 square feet. The philosophy behind this social movement is to simplify your lifestyle and “live with less.” This concept starts by only acquiring and filling your home with the necessities.
A class C RV has an average height of approximately 10 feet and typically ranges from 21 to 35 feet in length. As you can see, there is a significant size difference of a tiny home compared to an RV. But the design elements of both are alike in many ways. For example, as mentioned, less is more. Condensing the elements and appliances used in your RV kitchen will reduce free space used for recreation, cooking, living, etc.
Some of our tips for maximizing your kitchen space include:
- Only Install the Necessary Appliances You Will Actually USE
You cannot afford to waste space with additional appliances that will sit and collect dust. If you are having a hard time deciding what appliances should be your “must-haves”, read our most recent blog, How to Choose the Right RV Kitchen Appliances For You, for helpful insights on effectively designing your kitchen.
- Double Your Cabinetry/Shelf Space
Space is so valuable when you are traveling in an RV and condensing your kitchen tools, silverware, and decorations will save you counter-space. Installing taller cabinets and double shelving units on you RV wall will provide more storage space and keep your counters free for cooking.
- Smaller Kitchen Means Smaller RV Kitchen Appliances
You don’t need the biggest appliances for them to efficiently perform and accomplish all of your normal meal prepping and cooking tasks. Small, compact appliances take up less space in your RV and still get the job done. One appliance that is a necessity while on the road is an RV refrigerator. Refrigerators are generally much larger in a home and have to be down-sized to fit within the space of your RV. One model we love for its features and functionality is the ASCOLI 8.0 CU. FT. 2-WAY RV REFRIGERATOR.
- 2-in-1’s are a Double Win
One appliance that you can double up the benefits but limit the space it takes up is a 2-in-1 microwave and convection oven. Doing similar jobs, you will not lose space in your kitchen but reap the benefits as if you had both products. Another product you can double up on is a 2-in-1 washer and dryer. The 2-in-1 cooktop and oven is one that makes your RV kitchen feel as close to a home kitchen as possible. A brand we recommend is the PREMIER 20 INCH ELECTRONIC SPARK GAS RANGE OVEN, with a sleek stainless steel 4-cooktop burners.
Don’t be intimidated with designing your RV kitchen- with the right RV kitchen and cooking appliances, it will become the perfect gathering spot of your RV to enjoy food, fun, and further your camping experience. MWSS wants to be your partner in designing the perfect kitchen for your unique RV. Contact us today to learn about our services and premier products to transform your kitchen.