Small homes often have cooking ranges that have smaller dimensions. A 20- to 24-inch range provides plenty of cooking space but takes up a lot less room. Small refrigerators that have a capacity under 18 cubic feet are often found in smaller homes.
Small ranges and refrigerators can be purchased at major home improvement stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot but often have to be special ordered. As of 2015, the demand for smaller appliances has increased as the popularity of smaller living spaces grows. Those in very small homes sometimes use appliances made for recreational vehicles, camper trailers or boats.