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8 Tips & Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Small Bathroom

Comfortable, easy-to-use bathrooms offer sufficient storage space, but in a small bathroom, space is often at a premium. However with a little maneuvering and planning, you can squeeze out much-needed room. Here’s how: 1. Capitalize on shelving Shelving is your best friend in a small bathroom, … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Squeeze an Office Into Your Small Living Space

In need of a home office, but short on space? With a little creativity, it’s possible to carve out a quiet location to take care of business even when it seems like every square inch of your home is in use. Try these tactics for creating a workspace in your small home: 1. Clean Out Your … [Read more...]

10 Storage Solutions for Your Small Space

INSIDE To start, go through each room in your house and look for hollow items and spaces. Do you see potential for storage inside anything? Here are a few examples: 1. Interior Wall Storage The space between studs is often a perfect spot to add thin, built-in cabinets like a medicine … [Read more...]

3 Types of Fuel for Outdoor Heaters

What Kind of Fuel do I need for an Outdoor Heater? Purchasing an outdoor heater is a great way to extend the use of your patio or backyard into the fall and winter months. There is a variety of models on the market today with some being purely functional and others having elaborate aesthetic … [Read more...]

How to Convert Your Wood or Gas Fireplace to Electric

A Growing Trend While cozying up to a warm crackling fireplace sounds like a great way to heat up and save energy, it is actually one of the least efficient ways to heat your home, causing many people to convert their traditional fireplaces to electric fireplaces. Fireplaces are inefficient because … [Read more...]

Vornado Vortex Action Heaters & Circulators

Have you ever been sweltering with only an oscillating fan to cool you off? Or have you used a fan forced space heater to warm you up during a chilly night? That fan or fan heater feels great when that gust of air hits you, but once you are out of that air stream your back to feeling the effects of … [Read more...]

Ice Chewing

There are basically two types of people in the world: people who chew ice and those who don’t. The reasons for chewing ice are almost as varied as the types of ice that people like to chew. Fun, boredom, stress relief and taste are among the top reasons, but according to health professionals, … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Clear Ice

Have you ever noticed something different about the ice typically served in cocktails or at a nice restaurant? You are probably noticing that they are using clear ice. Clear ice, commonly referred to as “restaurant quality ice,” has a number of benefits. Pure The main benefit of … [Read more...]

Ice Usage Requirements

When deciding which ice machine will be best for your needs it is important to consider the application of the ice produced and determine the amount of ice needed. It is important to consider your ice demand during both high and low seasons, ensuring that you are never with a surplus of unusable ice … [Read more...]

Top Washer Dryer Combos Compared

We offer several washer dryer combo units to suit your specific needs. Use the chart below to compare features of the models our customers love most. EdgeStar 2.0 Cu. Ft. Ventless Washer Dryer Combo $999.99 Haier 1.8 Cu. Ft. Ventless Washer Dryer Combo $799.00 LG 3.6 Cu. Ft. Ventless … [Read more...]

3 Alternatives to Central Air Conditioning

Before the heat sets in, there are various things to take into consideration before paying to update, fix or replace your central air conditioning system. There are alternatives to think about before making this huge expense. There are essentially three substitutions to central air conditioning, … [Read more...]

What is Relative Humidity?

Almost everyone knows what humidity is and what it feels like. We know it as a feeling of dampness that can be very uncomfortable. However, what most people do not know about is relative humidity. To the surprise of many, humidity and relative humidity are not synonymous. Additionally, most do not … [Read more...]

Win a $250 Visa Gift Card! It’s a Breeze Video Contest!

People hear the words “installation” and “venting” and get the willies. But understandably so. Your mind may conjur up frightening images of heavy equipment, lost parts and complicated instructions. When it comes to portable air conditioners, this is absolutely not the case. Portable air … [Read more...]

Knock knock. Who’s there? Free wine!

For a limited time only, receive a free $60 Wine Voucher, redeemable at NakedWines.com, with any purchase of $99 or more on CompactAppliance.com.   What is NakedWines.com? NakedWines.com is a company that seeks to change the way wine is bought and distributed. According to Forbes.com, the … [Read more...]

Portable Air Conditioner Sale

The temperatures continue to rise outside, especially on the east coast this week where they're flirting with 100 degree weather! Now 100 degrees doesn't seem terrible to those of us living in the south (Texas had a record 100+ degree days in a row last year), but many people in the north east don't … [Read more...]

What is a Halogen Oven?

I think everyone who knows me, knows that I am not a cook. I don't enjoy cooking and I'll be the first to admit that I'm terrible at it. When I saw this halogen oven from Morningware at the Housewares Show a few years ago, I was intrigued mostly because I had never seen anything that looked like it … [Read more...]

Immersion Blender Recipe: Garlic Mashed Fauxtatoes

Immersion blenders are a product that I have recently fallen in love with. They just take the hassle out of blending. In a previous life, I would often burn myself while I was trying to transfer whatever hot mixture I was cooking up into the blender while making soups. And it never failed that I … [Read more...]