Posted: June 1, 2017
For years we have always heard bigger is better, but today’s trend says otherwise. Small spaces continue to grow in popularity. There are many ways people are choosing to live in small spaces such as city living, downsizing and trending Tiny Homes. Several things are fueling this growth, including many mainstream TV shows focused on the small spaces.
First, demand for living space in high-cost urban areas continues to increase. With space in those areas at a premium consumers are forced to think creatively about size, and in most cases sacrifice square footage for a desirable location. In addition many consumers are also looking to simplify their lives. They are trying to have less belongings, and overall lower financial debt. Rent, utilities, furnishings are all significantly reduced in small spaces. Finally, many are looking to the future and what they can do to help reduce their overall carbon footprint – small space living helps to dramatically reduce your environmental impact.
BlueStar® believes in maximizing your small space without compromising performance or design and delivers on pro-style appliances for smaller kitchens. Our Small Spaces collection has an assortment of both hoods and ranges; the latest addition to the line is our 24-inch sealed burner gas range. “We are expanding our Small Spaces collection to accommodate our customers’ diverse spaces. Now, anyone can enjoy an extremely hard-working, pro-style kitchen with a variety of unique options no matter the size of the space,” said Eliza Sheffield, President, BlueStar®.
The compact 24-inch Sealed Burner Range packs a big punch in a small package, combining professional level features with a sleek look. One of the most powerful sealed burner options on the market, this new range features burners with 21,000 BTUs of heat plus a gentle simmer burner that supplies the perfect, low-heat flame. The expansive convection oven offers an intense 1850ºF infrared broiler and accommodates a half size 18″ x 13″ commercial baking sheet. For a customized look, consumers can choose from 190 color options for the knobs, adding a burst of color to any small kitchen.
“Appliances must be compact, yet functional in tiny kitchens. Countertop space comes at a premium, so ‘multifunctional’ is the key word to designing tiny spaces,” said Kim Lewis, Kim Lewis Tiny Homes. “With BlueStar, we do not need to compromise on performance or design. Many of their products are offered in a wide variety of configurations and colors so that we can customize to add both function and unique styling and color to our tiny home designs.”
In addition to the new 24-inch sealed burner gas range, the BlueStar® Small Spaces collection includes its classic Nova Series (RNB) and premium Platinum Series open burner, featuring up to 25,000 BTUS of power and near unlimited customization options including 750+ colors and trim options. The Platinum range offers four burners, plus BlueStar’s innovative Interchangeable Griddle/Charbroiler and a PowR Oven™ for 40% faster preheating. The 24-inch convection gas wall oven combines heavy-duty, handcrafted construction with a seamless design to bring functional beauty to the home chef’s kitchen. The collection also includes pro-line and low-profile ventilation hoods starting at 24-inches for ample venting coverage.