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Compact Appliances for Smaller Space
Since apartments are often more limited in space, it doesn't mean that you can't find great compact appliances that include style, space, and functionality at Town.
Luckily, most major appliance manufacturers managed the increased demands and growth of the small space appliances market. Even standard-size homeowners learn to take advantage of compact appliances, as they can make kitchens appear more spacious.
Logically, the biggest demand for compact appliances is from owners of small homes who care about food prep and need a kitchen that feels proportional and works for their needs.
Compact appliances, also called small-space appliances, are smaller, space-saving versions of a standard full-size appliance. They offer the same, or similar, performance within a smaller unit. Compact appliances are an excellent addition to a small kitchens. Many manufacturers provide wide collections of small space kitchen appliances like compact refrigerators, compact ranges, and dishwashers as well as space-saving laundry options that are the perfect size for smaller living spaces.
With our selection of compact appliances, you can enjoy the luxury and comfort of a modern kitchen with the same power, performance, and style of their full-size versions.
A standard refrigerator measures a whopping 36-inches wide. Small kitchens can't afford that much room for one appliance, so consider 24-inch wide units available in both bottom freezer and standard top-mount refrigerator configurations.
Apartment size refrigeration is slimmer than full-size refrigeration, but if you feel you must go smaller, two other options include mini-fridges and refrigerator drawers. But these space-savers are best utilized for temporary situations, like a guest house, or college living spaces.
The key to maximizing the space in your small fridge is proper organization. With a bit of practice using bins and labeling, you'll learn to best utilize your space and reduce clutter.
Town offers compact cooktops that bring you the flexibility you need, even in tight spaces. These compact appliances may be smaller in size. Still, they offer unparalleled flexibility and performance of low, even heat for simmering or high heat for searing and broiling capable of making a single plate or dinner for four. Additionally, these compact cooking appliances are much easier to keep clean even after a big meal.
While commonly thought of as the standard countertop appliance, these microwaves offer newfound flexibility and space-saving. In fact, these compact appliances are available as over-the-range vent hoods with vibrant lighting and robust ventilation systems that capture cooking fumes, smoke, and prevent odors. They offer plenty of space to cook meals beneath their slim design.
Another option is mounting it to the cabinetry, pictured above, as a means to save precious counter space.
Washing the dishes is one of the most dreaded chores. It doesn't matter if it's in a restaurant, a home kitchen, or a cozy apartment, people don't like washing dishes. The compact appliance for the job? A small space dishwasher. 18-inch-wide dishwashers offer enough capacity to get the job done, so if you don't have to put your hands in hot, soapy dishwater, or let the dishes pile up for a full load.
The best thing about compact dishwashers is that they're efficient and energy saving. A compact dishwasher will often use less water than you would use washing the dishes by hand.
A bonus feature of a compact dishwasher is that they double as extra storage space. Once the dishes are washed, you can lift clean dishes out of the dishwasher as needed.
Hire a Designer
Speaking to a designer can be an eye-opening experience if you're having a lot of trouble visualizing your kitchen and how to best utilize your space and compact appliance layout. After all, it would be better to have a second opinion now than realize you forgot to plan for something or missed a critical need after you're all settled in.