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...]

6 Feng Shui Tips For Small Living Spaces

Is it difficult to relax in your small home or apartment? Are you having a hard time getting to sleep? How about your energy levels, do you feel drained while inside your small living space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your living space might be out of sync. When this happens, … [Read more...]

Tiny House Basics: How to Join the Small House Movement

Improving the lives of people who choose to live in less space is one of the primary goals of Compact Appliance. The tiny house movement epitomizes why our company exists. This growing core of society elects to enjoy a simpler life. Many participants actively rebuff the grandiose lifestyles beamed … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Installing Your Undercounter Ice Maker

The next step after purchasing your undercounter ice maker is installing the unit in your home or place of business. Although it is strongly suggested that you not only have a licensed plumber install your unit but that you also follow the installation instructions stated in your owner’s … [Read more...]

FAQ’s: Washers & Dryers

Choosing a washer and dryer can be overwhelming due to the many types, options, and features, but we have the information you need to help you make the right purchase. Below we answer some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to washers and dryers. What are the different types of … [Read more...]

Cooling Capacity Calculator: How to Find the Right BTU for You

Not sure which portable air conditioner model is right for your needs? We are here to help. You'll find below a pretty handy chart that will help you pinpoint the right model. You'll notice that room size and heat load are the two variables within this chart. Step one is simply figure out the room … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Surviving a Heatwave

When a heatwave strikes, the soaring temperatures can be very uncomfortable, especially for those without conventional air conditioning. In some cases, it can also pose severe health risks. Below are some tips for beating the heat. 1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Your body needs water to keep … [Read more...]

Refrigerator Buyer’s Guide

Overview There seems to be an unlimited amount of options available to you when choosing which refrigerator is right for you. Long gone are the days of thinking of a refrigerator as an inefficient boring white box in the corner of your kitchen. While available space is generally the number one … [Read more...]

5 Must-Haves for Outfitting Your Outdoor Space

Whether it’s a small patio or large deck, having an outdoor entertaining space can easily translate into a spring and summer full of fun. All you need is some warm weather and a group of family and friends and you’ve got a recipe for success. If you really want to take your outdoor gatherings up a … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Save Money & Energy for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, we published this infographic over on our sister site, LivingDirect.com. Whether you're a homeowner or not, there's no better time to take a closer look at the amount of energy you use on a daily basis. By using less, you'll not only save money on your monthly bills, … [Read more...]

Portable Washers: Your New Best Friend

If you travel regularly or live in a small space without a washing machine, laundry is probably an ongoing logistical nightmare for you. Going to laundry facilities can be costly and time-consuming, but washing all of your clothes by hand is hardly a practical alternative. You don't have to resign … [Read more...]

How You Can Get Warm Now & Stay Cool This Summer

As energy costs rise and temperatures become even more extreme in all parts of the country, it becomes more and more expensive to stay comfortable during the cold months of winter and the hot months of summer. Despite the expense, it’s important to find relief from the extreme outdoor temperatures … [Read more...]

FAQs: Portable Ice Makers

Portable ice makers are a fantastic option for compact living spaces, such as apartments, boats and RVs. They are also a great alternative to buying bagged ice or dealing with troublesome ice trays. Whether portable ice makers are a novel idea to you or one you’ve been contemplating for a while, you … [Read more...]

4 Different Types of Freezers and Their Best Uses

The freezer is a relatively modern invention, only becoming widespread after World War II. Today it can be difficult to imagine the home without at least one freezer, though. They have become one of the most common ways for people to preserve meat and other foods. Freezing foods protects them from … [Read more...]

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier is a powerful tool that can make your living and working space much healthier. Whether you’re dealing with damp winter weather or sweltering summer humidity, dehumidifiers can keep you comfortable and protect your possessions from mold and mildew. If you’re thinking about buying a … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Choosing Paint Colors for Small Living Spaces

As many of you know, living in a small space can make everything in your home seem a bit crowded. The good news is there are several ways to make your small space appear larger than it actually is. In fact, selecting the right furniture for your small space will do wonders for making it appear … [Read more...]