Making the Most of Your Space

Ventless FireplacesIf you have a small living space you probably do not think much about decorating but more about saving space. Just because it is small does not mean you cannot still have the things that you need and want out of a home. You can still have a dishwasher and you can still have a fireplace if you want to…the sky is the limit! Read on to learn more about how you can add these two items to your home and still save space.

Small Dishwasher

If you have a small house or apartment you are probably going to need a fairly small dishwasher. The good news is there are a lot of manufacturer’s who make countertop and portable dishwashers for your home that do not take up a lot of space or cost you a lot of money. EdgeStar makes a 6-place setting countertop dishwasher that has a digital control with LED display. It weighs less than 50 pounds so you can move it anywhere that’s convenient.

If you would rather not purchase a portable dishwasher EdgeStar also makes built-in dishwasher that has an eight place setting capacity and has six different wash cycles. It only weighs 55 pounds and takes up very little space in the kitchen area of your home. If you have the space you could always go with a bigger capacity dishwasher but if your space is limited these are good options.

Ventless Fireplaces

If you want to add some elegance to a small space then there is nothing better than a ventless fireplace. A ventless fireplace is essentially a portable fireplace that does not require a chimney. You can plug it in and enjoy the warmth right in your living room. They do not take up a lot of space and will help you to cut costs on energy. Turn down your thermostat and turn up your ventless fireplace.

There are a lot of benefits to these kinds of fireplaces but there are also some pitfalls. You have to be very careful to follow directions to avoid any incidents from occurring. If you are using your fireplace in a small area, make sure you keep the temperature down to a reasonable level. You do not want to risk any injury or harm to your home.


Even though you may be limited on space you do not have to be limited on style. There are a number of types of furniture and appliance that are small enough to fit in a compact home yet can really make a difference in its appearance. Make sure you read customer reviews online before you choose your product to ensure it is the right one for your home.