Wood Dale, IL and online
Looking for an alternative to a compact IKEA kitchen? Illinois-based Dwyer works with commercial and residential clients to create custom steel and aluminum kitchens for small spaces, and they also sell a couple of options for all-in-one mini kitchens.Their website is scant on pictures, and most of the kitchens shown aren't exactly stylish, but their cabinet options are good if you're looking for simple steel facings. Many cabinets are made from recycled aluminum, and all are KCMA and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified.
Cabinets are available in standard modular sizes, which can help to keep costs down. They don't quote prices online; you have to contact them for a quote. Countertops can be ordered in porcelain or stainless steel, and appliances are available in compact under-counter or wall-mounted models.
Dwyer's headquarters are located outside of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, and their sales office is in Wood Dale, Illinois. They also have reps who serve the East and West Coasts. They've been manufacturing kitchens for 80 years and they're a single-source supplier, meaning that you can get appliances, cabinetry, and all your kitchen fittings from the same place.