Small Space Appliances: Only Keep These Essential Appliances

These Small Space Appliances Are A Must

If you live in a small home or apartment, you might think that you have to forgo essential appliances because they take up too much space. However, many manufacturers make appliances that are specifically designed for small spaces. They work just as hard as their larger counterparts but take up less room. Here are a few small space appliances that are a must for any tiny home.


Just because your kitchen is tight on space, doesn’t mean you should be stuck doing dishes by hand. Consider any of these smaller dishwasher types:

  • Compact: These space-saving units are 18", which is the size of a standard cabinet. They have all the wash cycles and features you need with the capacity to hold up to 9 place settings.
  • Countertop: If you can spare 22" of counter space, then a countertop dishwasher may be the right small space appliance for you. It can wash up to 6 place settings, which makes it the ideal solution for those who live alone or with just one other person.
  • Portable: Available in 18" and 24" widths, portable dishwashers can easily be hooked up to the kitchen sink so there's no special plumbing installation required. Best of all, portable dishwashers can be wheeled away when not in use.


Refrigerators are perhaps the biggest appliance in most kitchens, but if space is at a premium, then consider these more compact alternatives:

  • Undercounter: These fridges fit seamlessly under the kitchen counter to free up precious kitchen space, which can help make day-to-day living much easier.
  • Counter-Depth: These 24" wide models fit flush with the counter and integrate beautifully with surrounding cabinets, instead of jutting out into your kitchen.
  • Apartment-sized: For truly space-challenged kitchens, an apartment-sized refrigerator is the perfect small space appliance. Typically 18" to 24" inches wide with 10 to 12 cubic feet of capacity, there's enough room to keep all the perishables you bring home from your weekly shopping trip fresh and flavorful.

Cooktops and Ranges

Love to cook, but don't have room for a standard range? Check out these space-saving options:

  • Slim-sized range: Standard ranges are typically 30" to 36" wide but you can get models that are 20" to 24" to save space. The smaller models include 4 burners and all the features of a larger range so you can cook great meals in even the tightest spaces.
  • Compact cooktops: If you can't fit an entire range, then consider a compact cooktop. These are typically 12" to 24" and feature 1 to 4 burners depending on how much space you have.
  • Toaster ovens: A toaster oven is the essential small space appliance, especially if you decide not to have a full stove to save space. You can use it to roast meat, broil fish, bake potatoes, roast vegetables, and so much more.

Washers and Dryers

So far we've been focusing on kitchen appliances, but washers and dryers are just as important and typically take up lots of valuable space as well. But don't think you have to spend your time in the laundromat just because you live in a small apartment or condo. Consider these options:

  • Washer Dryer Combo: These all-in-one units wash your clothes, then immediately dry them. It can really save you valuable storage space.
  • Stackables: The ultimate small space appliance, the stackable washer/dryer is built to fit into most closets for easy access.
  • Ventless dryers: If you live in an apartment or condo that has rules against installing vented dryers then you may want to look into getting a ventless dryer. Compact and efficient, ventless dryers have been popular in Europe for generations.

Living in a small home or apartment doesn't mean you have to give up on the convenience of appliances. Stop by Reno's Appliance to see all of the small space appliance solutions we have in stock.

Reno's Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno's Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno's sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our wide selection of appliances.