Together with Lowe's, appliance supplier Haier America is in the process of promoting its space-saving dorm products as students across the nation get ready to ship off to college.
Lowe's is selling the products as well as offering decor tips and hundreds of storage solutions for optimizing small spaces.
"Personal appliances like our mini-fridges, microwaves, beverage centers and TV/DVD combos help ease the stresses of dorm room living," said James Liess, Haier senior manager of corporate communications. "With Haier, students enjoy the conveniences of appliances without losing valuable space."
Among the products are an in-room beverage center that measures 4.6 cubit feet and fits 150 drinks, small-capacity mini-fridges, microwaves, TV/DVD player combos and LCD HDTV televisions ranging in size from 32" to 22".