by Nissa Hanna
- An 800-square-foot guesthouse leaves little room for a dishwasher, so Boston-based Moskow Linn Architects came up with a creative solution to dry the dishes.
- The firm built a custom cabinet that combines dish storage and drying functionality. Instead of a solid bottom, the above-counter cabinet has racks that let wet dishes drip onto the stainless steel backsplash and countertop below, which slopes into the sink (FineHomeBuilding.com 10.5.09).
- Dry dishes are free to sit pretty in the cabinet until they’re needed once again.
WHAT THIS MEANS TO BUSINESS
- Integrating the drying rack into the dish cabinet saves consumers the hassle of shuttling dry dishes to their storage space — no small benefit for mobility-challenged consumers for whom simplicity and practicality are key.
- The concept also offers convenience to small-space chefs whose galleys are too tight for a dishwasher, and old-abode homeowners whose kitchens haven’t been updated.