There is a growing market for space-conscious appliances as real estate prices rise in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. However, just because you don’t have a big space does not mean that you need to downsize your style.
Below are some great home appliances that have multiple uses but also are easy to blend into your apartment design when space is no longer an option.
While not the cheapest item on this list by far, you won’t regret purchasing an air conditioner when the summer months arrive. Minimalist design will blend well into any space and its high energy efficiency will save you on your electric bill.
Don’t compromise performance with size. Compact refrigerators are perfect for small apartments or outdoor space, if available. While you may not be able to keep a whole turkey in the freezer, it’s enough room for liter soda and small enough to fit under a desk or counter.
While this is a controversial item, banned in most college dorms, when used properly this is a great addition to any kitchen for burgers, paninis, and much more. It even has a bun warmer. The highlight: it’s extremely easy to clean.
This versatile indoor/outdoor cooktop is not only great for entertaining but also fast cooking. Induction cooktops are the most effective stove system, allowing for more even cooking and less burn risks – vital in tight quarters.
From toasting bagels to warming pizza, a toaster oven is a perfect addition to a countertop. While you can’t cook a full dinner, you’re able to make small batches of cookies. Also, slide-out racks and crumb trays make cleaning a breeze.
While not ideal for whole floors, a hand vacuum is a quick and easy way to clean up. Its narrow design makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces, and its flip open dirt cup allows for easy emptying.
When space is an issue, a washer dryer combo is a convenient, time-saving alternative. Best yet: it’s easy to use and can fit almost anywhere. Some models come with meals, so easy to move.
None of these items are meant for lifetime use, but when you’re living in a small apartment, these appliances will maximize your home with no compromise.
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