Apartment-Size Stove Ideas That Will Make Your Tiny Kitchen Feel Grand

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Whether you live alone or are more into takeout than cooking, you may want to forgo a typical oven when your kitchen space is super snug. An apartment-size stove is the ideal solution for those smaller quarters, and you can still cook all your favorite things. Plus, you'll gain counter space and room for other appliances.

So sit back and start planning cozy meals with these apartment-size stove ideas that give a lot while taking up very little square footage.

1. Combine modern appliances with warm wood cabinets.

Take some inspo from this cozy kitchen, and combine a stainless steel, apartment-size stove with more vintage cabinets. The modern appliance will fit right in and look cozy instead of cold and sterile. Plus, if you keep your existing cupboards, you'll save a ton in renovation fees.

2. Keep your counters clutter-free.

Store your pots, dishes, and glassware on open shelves right above your cooktop to keep your counter clutter-free. With smaller spaces, if you keep them organized, they'll feel much more spacious. And it won't hurt if you go with a simple color scheme, either. The white in this kitchen is perfect.

3. Work with what you have.

If you're renting, you may not have the flexibility to rework your entire kitchen. But sliding a smaller gas range into a cozy space like this one will give you a little more room for food prep. Plus, keeping a cute skillet and cutting board on your stove is a nice solution for any simple storage concerns.

4. Simplify your space.

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Lose any overhead cupboards or shelves and keep things simple around your apartment-size stove area. When space is at a premium, remember the necessities don't have to be numerous. See how well this charming electric range with natural wood lower cabinets works?

5. Keep it contained.

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Your kitchen may be narrow, but that doesn't mean you need to forfeit style. Choose a smaller-scale sink, refrigerator, and oven that keep things feeling cohesive. We love this look because the white appliances, black faucet, and marble backsplash backsplash all blend beautifully.

6. Carve out a kitchen.

An apartment-size stove can pretty much work for any kitchen. And nowadays you can get petite but high-end gas and induction ovens, so you don't have to sacrifice any of your favorite recipes. However when it comes to the tiniest and sometimes most stylish spaces, being smart is a must. Even if you don't live in a ridiculously cozy apartment like this one, how can you not have a serious crush on the amazing design and well-placed small oven?


As an Emmy Award winning creative director, writer and producer I have worked on content for brands like Disney, BravoTV, TBS, Universal, E! and MTV. But I mostly love rearranging furniture and repotting plants at home.

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