Once your condo unit has been turned over, the next challenge lies on how to transform a bare space into a well-equipped flat that you can proudly call your own. Before heading out to the nearest appliance store, you should determine which ones to buy first based on your lifestyle and activities.
Everyone is unique, and this also applies on choice of furniture and appliances. Here is a list of appliances you need to buy before moving in to make the most out of your new digs.
For the Health Buff
A lean and healthy body is not singlehandedly made in the gym but is also made in the kitchen. If you are on a mission to improve your health and build a strong physique, the kitchen is your workshop.
Purchase these kitchen appliances to help you with meal preparations for your wellness journey.
Having a stove within reach will let you cook meals from scratch or reheat takeouts and leftovers. If your budget allows, an induction stove is great for being more energy efficient than conventional stoves which significantly cuts cooking time.
An oven toaster is a must-have for preparing a quick bite for breakfast before heading out. It is also multifunctional and can be used to bake simple types of bread and main dishes and to reheat food.
Slow cookers are back. Designed for busy individuals, this appliance allows you to prepare hearty meals without spending too much time in the kitchen. Meal preparation would only require you to throw in all ingredients and let it cook for a few hours while you do other things.
Heavy Duty Blender
A blender is one of the most helpful kitchen appliances that you can have. Aside from blending healthy shakes and smoothies, you can also puree vegetables or grind ingredients for dressings, dips, and soups without the need for a food processor.
For the Movie Buff
Catching the latest flicks in cinemas is a fun way to destress but might not be the most economical. To make chill movie nights at home possible, investing in audio and video equipment for your condo unit is a must.
Smart TV or Projector
A Smart TV is a great choice functionality-wise, as this would also allow you to catch local or cable TV shows at home. A Smart TV also connects to the internet via Wi-Fi, so you can stream movies or any TV series easily.
However, if you prefer to enjoy the big-screen viewing at home, a compact projector can deliver a viewing experience close to going to the cinema. All you need is a roll-up projector screen or a blank wall in your unit where you could project whatever content you wish to view.
Epic movies deserve epic sound to fully immerse its viewers and turn simple viewing into an experience. Enjoy stereo sound effects while saving valuable condo space by using a soundbar.
Soundbars have recently gained popularity due to its portability and ease of use. There is no need for other tools or gadgets, and would only require you to connect the unit to your TV set.
Whether you are an Apple or an Android fan, you can easily pick from numerous streaming devices that are available in the market. By plugging in a streaming device to your TV’s HDMI port, you can access a variety of videos, movies, and shows at home.
Some of the popular streaming devices that you can purchase are Apple TV, Android TV, and Chromecast.
For the Social Butterfly
Designing a fun entertainment space is a very fun project if you enjoy hosting gatherings. Stock up on these essentials that will be of great use whether it’s a dinner party or afternoon coffee.
Mini Ref / Beverage Fridge
Adding a beverage fridge to your entertainment area makes it quicker for your guests to refill glasses. It saves you from having to run to and from the kitchen whenever you are running low on drinks.
Perk up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee every morning. Whether you prefer a light cup of drip coffee or full-bodied espresso, having a coffee maker or an espresso machine is a good investment. Having this in handy enables you to experiment with your own brew for your consumption without breaking the bank.
Depending on your needs, you should purchase one that fits your requirements like ease of use, and quality of output.
Whenever in a hurry to prepare food or appetizers for guests, having a microwave is a big help to warm up soups and dips, prepare popcorn, and even defrost meat for cooking. Microwaves are light, compact, and would easily fit on small counters.
Condo living is a great challenge if you are not armed with the basic equipment that you will regularly need. Given a condo unit’s compact space, you must have a strategy to prioritize items that you really need, and then work your way from there.
If you are planning to make the big move or just recently moved to Makati, this neighborhood guide will surely come in handy!