Elfin compact kitchens drive comfort behind student living

Designed for small spaces such as studio flats and student houses of multiple occupancy (HMO), Elfin Kitchens’ compact kitchen range provide cooking, cooling and storage facilities in a sleek modular kitchen unit. Easily fitted into corners and alcoves of student accommodation, the kitchen units can also be installed as freestanding entities. 

With more than 700,000 full-time first-year university enrolments in 2013-14, the summer ‘void’ period for student landlords is the perfect time to repair or replace damaged and worn kitchens. This small investment can transform a residence, increasing the properties rentability, and potentially, rent fee.

With student numbers expected to increase by up to 60,000, the private student-renting sector is set to experience continued growth, with 45% of current students housed by the independent sector.

Ideal for the student lifestyle, each Elfin kitchen is made from hardwearing, powder-coated steel. This ensures the kitchen will withstand all the lumps and bumps associated with university life as well as require only warm soapy water and a soft cloth to keep it looking clean and new – little effort for even the busiest of students!

Offered in 4 sizes 900, 1000, 1200 and 1500mm wide, the Elfin mini-kitchen is a stylish space saver, incorporating a storage cupboard, sink, drainer with monobloc tap, A+ rated fridge with freezer compartment, a 20 or 30L combination microwave oven with or without hotplates and the option to upgrade to ceramic. Safety is a priority for all landlords letting to students, which is why each kitchen fitted with hot plates comes with a 30-minute cut-out timer, effectively reducing the risks associated with student cooking.

Easily installed, Elfin Kitchens operate a ‘drop-in, plug-in’ installation that requires no training, which means the kitchen fully operational as soon as its tap tails and waste pipes are connected and appliances plugged in. Elfin offers a wide selection additions including splashbacks, worktop extensions, wall cupboards and extraction all of which are built using the same high quality materials.

Usually delivered within 10 working days, replacing the kitchen in your student let needn’t be the stressful, time-consuming project it appears to be.

“More than 3,700 of our compact kitchens have been fitted into student accommodation providing safe, convenient and smart mini kitchens for university lets. Students need a hardwearing kitchen, which doesn’t take up valuable space within their room or HMO, as the kitchen is one of the main areas for socialising.” Says Bob Andrew, Managing Director of Elfin Kitchens.

“Each kitchen comes with quality branded appliances, available in left-hand or right-handed versions, providing each student with all the cooking facilities they need in a stylish compact unit.”

For larger refurbishments and new built Elfin can design and build kitchens that meet the clients exact requirements and can be made in different sizes, colours and incorporate specific appliances where volumes allow, to date our largest project has been over 700 bespoke kitchens to one new build in London.

To find out more about student kitchen projects completed, take a look at Elfin Kitchens’ case studies