I am fascinated by the minimalism and smaller homes trend. Some of my closest friends are choosing compact, thoughtfully designed spaces and my favorite part about it is that while certain rooms are smaller, there’s no compromise on luxury or personalization. Here are some of my favorite designs that make a small space truly exceptional:

Cocktail Corner

Weidner Hasou & Co transformed a beautiful nook with natural lighting into an exceptional navy-toned bar. The sleek 24-Inch Built-In Wine Preservation Column stores a full wine collection in a space that is both compact and beautifully designed. I love how guests can peak into the entertaining bar from the large window and see their host prepare specialty drinks. Even though compact, this petite bar still provides plenty of room for barware and bottles.

The Ultimate Versatility

Having total design flexibility was so important to me while remodeling my home, and the 30-Inch Pro Harmony Range offers the ultimate versatility – no matter the layout of your kitchen. I love the fact that while the range is compact, it provides modern elegance, unbelievable power, and seamlessly blends into a space.

Secret Drawer

In a kitchen with a small footprint, you need an easy and luxurious solution for storing drinks. The 24-Inch Under-Counter Double Drawer Refrigerator keeps sparkling water, cocktail garnishes, and craft beer out of sight, but always top of mind. I love the idea of having a secret drawer stocked with chilled beverages at the ready while hosting.

Coffee & Customization

In a compact kitchen, countertop space is essential—this is why I love the Built-In Fully Automatic Coffee Machine. Its stunning stainless-steel finish makes incorporating it into a space effortless. Providing a full barista experience, the smart coffee machine enables orders to be created remotely through the Thermador Connected Experience by Home Connect™–it’s truly every espresso connoisseur’s (and tea-lover’s) dream.

Cool Columns

The Built-In Fresh Food Column is ideal for any compact space as it comes in numerous models including a 23.5-inch and 24-inch, allowing for total customization. This kitchen designed by Mainline & Lanc Home Remodel highlights a bold and sleek Fresh Food Column, open shelving, and built-in storage—all ultimate ingredients for a stunning compact kitchen. Guests are always commenting on the Fresh Food Column’s ability to accommodate everything I can possibly need while hosting in a compact space.

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