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Cool (and Cute!) Tiny Appliances for Tight Spaces

Little in size but big on functionality, these peewee appliances will make your small house live large.

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Ideal for this 450-sq.-ft. studio apartment, a 24-inch gas range squeezes nicely into the compact kitchen space. With four burners and an industrial-looking stainless steel finish, this range looks every bit as powerful as heftier models and gives the kitchen a “ready-for-action” vibe.

Viking Professional Classic VGIC2454BX price range: $3,859 to $4,279.


Credit: Alan Tansey

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  • Ideal for this 450-sq.-ft. studio apartment, a 24-inch gas range squeezes nicely into the compact kitchen space. With four burners and an industrial-looking stainless steel finish, this range looks every bit as powerful as heftier models and gives the kitchen a “ready-for-action” vibe.

    Viking Professional Classic VGIC2454BX price range: $3,859 to $4,279.


    Credit: Alan Tansey

  • Short and stylish, a 20-inch-wide stainless steel range hood adds a dash of flash to your small home kitchen. Ducted models carry exhaust outside your home; you’ll pay $150 to $2,300 for the hood, plus $300 or more for ducting and installation, depending on the complexity of the job. A ductless (recirculating) range hood costs much less: $60 to $150.


    Credit: Kristofer Johnson at Fantastic Frank

  • This bitsy (10-by-10-by-12-inches high) microwave oven won’t hog countertop space and is perfect for quickly heating a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup. A fold-out handle makes it easy to tote from kitchen to office to mancave.

    iWaveCube IW600SIL price range: $100 to $125.


    Credit: Allison Coffee Perlowski

  • This diminutive dishwasher is a countertop model that cleans up to six complete place settings. Tiny house aficionado and blogger Debra of 320squarefoothome tucked the dishwasher under a settee to save space and keep the appliance out of sight.

    Danby DDW611WLED price range: $207 to $279.

    Credit: Debra Jordan

  • You get a lot of cooking power packed into a tiny space with a two-burner induction type cooktop. A typical model is 12-15 inches wide and about 20 inches long, and fits neatly into a tiny kitchen, such as this 100-sq.-ft. portable cabin. The smooth, seamless top makes cleaning a snap. Note: Induction cooking requires non-aluminum cookware.

    Fagor two-burner induction cooktop price: $1,099.


    Credit: Carré d’étoiles

  • An undercounter refrigerator & freezer combo is the perfect stay-cool mate for this 130-sq.-ft. house. The 3.2-cubic-feet capacity can hold about a week’s worth of goodies and the compact design helps maximize available countertop space.

    Igloo 3.2 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer price range: $99 to $139


    Credit: Aaron Leu

  • Looking to maximize refrigerator space while keeping width to a minimum, a couple in Norway decided on a tall and skinny solution. Their 6-ft.-high refrigerator is only about 24 inches wide and easily snuggles into their tiny kitchen. The Miele model shown here retails for about $2,185 but is unavailable as a 24-inch-wide version in the U.S. You’ll find other 24-inch wide, tall refrigerators by shopping online.


    Credit: Versatile Architect

  • Sturdy construction and Hobbitty-house size make this woodburning marine stove the ideal companion for tiny spaces, such as a boat galley or getaway cabin. It burns wood or coal and will heat a 12-by-12-foot space with an 8-foot ceiling.

    Sardine marine stove by Navigator Stove Works price: $1,090 for plain iron.


    Credit: Andrew Morse at Navigator Stove Works

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