Living the #TinyKitchen Life? Keep Cooking With These Compact Appliances
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Living with a super tiny kitchen? (Me, too.) You're probably always making tough decisions based on what you can and can’t do in your space. And sometimes it probably feels like a big puzzle. Living with a tiny kitchen often means that you can’t even fit standard-sized appliances in your cook space. But the good news is, there are lots of options out there for more compact appliances designed especially for people like us.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite compact appliances for anyone who's trying to make their tiny kitchen as functional as possible. Take a look:
SMEG 24-Inch Two-Door Refrigerator
If you’re a fan of the vintage look, you might fall in love with this slim SMEG refrigerator. This retro-style fridge comes in 11 different colors and can be ordered with either a right- or left-hinge door, which ensures it will work best in your kitchen no matter your layout.
If you love the idea of a refrigerator or freezer drawer, then you'll be smitten with this dishwasher drawer. This is a great solution for a kitchen where you may not even have space for a slim dishwasher. Believe it or not, you can fit up to 12 plates inside.
This super slim dishwasher can fit into most tiny kitchens. It’s a great choice for a smaller family or a couple. Despite its small size, you can still fit about 10 place settings in each load. Buttons and controls are also hidden on the door, so the dishwasher will look super sleek in your space.
Counter space is truly precious in a tiny kitchen. This means that a compact cube microwave is a perfect choice when you don’t have a lot of room. If you don’t have any space on your counter, consider putting your microwave on top of your fridge or even on a separate cart in your kitchen.
Counter-Depth 24-Inch Refrigerator
We have this tall, skinny Summit refrigerator in our tiny kitchen, and it’s a great choice if you want a full-size fridge but are stuck with just a narrow space. A typical refrigerator is usually 30 to 36 inches wide, so you really enjoy some significant space savings with a 24-inch-wide model like this one. If you have the vertical space and simply lack the space for a wider fridge, using one like this might be the perfect choice for you.
24-Inch Gas Oven
Most average stoves are 30 inches wide, but this Frigidaire model clocks in at only 24 inches wide. It’s a gas oven, so it will still appeal to anyone who likes that flexibility when cooking; it just requires much less real estate in your tiny kitchen. With a cooktop and an oven, it’s a great choice for cooks and bakers alike.
Compact Washer + Dryer
If you’re lucky to have space for a washer and dryer, chances are you will need a compact version. This pair from Electrolux is a great choice for apartment dwellers; the dryer is electric and doesn't need to be vented the same way that a classic gas dryer does.
Slim Wine Cooler
For tiny kitchen dwellers who are also wine lovers, you might be willing to give up some of your precious counter space for a wine fridge like this one. This slim wine cooler is perfect, as it’s only 12 inches wide.
After: Fixer Upper
After a makeover from HGTV's Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines, this kitchen feels far larger, even with a center island. By removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, the entire home feels more open. The original cabinets were painted white for a fresh look that also reflects light.
After: Income Property
Without adding a single square foot, this room feels far more spacious with white upper cabinets, attractive wood flooring and contemporary appliances. By keeping the cabinets light on top, the entire space feels more open and airy.
After: Beach Flip
After the makeover, this sweet space boasts bright white cabinets, a soothing light blue paint color, and new stainless steel appliances. Wood planks laid vertically visually elongate the space.
After: Beach Flip
The white cabinets were taken to the ceiling and given glass doors for a less extreme look. The homeowners were able to keep the blue with a softer shade in a beautiful glass tile backsplash that creates more depth and texture within the space.
After: Rehab Addict
As she's known to do, host Nicole Curtis of HGTV's Rehab Addict was able to save the space with new hardwood flooring and gorgeous marble countertops. The new look feels more spacious and is definitely more functional with brand new lower cabinets with a fresh coat of white paint.
After: Flip or Flop
After the redesign, hosts Tarek and Christina El Moussa were able to give the room a much more open, relaxed vibe. Sleek cabinets, neutral floors and a lovely new backsplash keep this kitchen looking fresh and up to date.
After: Kitchen Cousins
By swapping the black-and-white tiles for a beautiful wood floor, HGTV's Kitchen Cousins were able to create a softer look in this newly redesigned space. A bright pop of orange is a fun accent that draws the eye up for a bold visual impact.
After: Love It or List It, Too
After: Property Brothers
Thanks to HGTV's Property Brothers, this kitchen was given a brand new look by knocking down a wall, creating a seamless transition from room to room. The new kitchen features all-new appliances, granite countertops and gorgeous white cabinetry.
After: Run My Makeover
By knocking down a wall and a section of cabinets, the kitchen can flow into the living and dining rooms. The interesting gray and white backsplash adds instant texture, while cabinets with a soft cream finish provide great storage and keep the space looking bright.