Must-Have Smart House Appliances for Your First Home

Moving into your first flat or house is, without a doubt, an exciting experience – you finally get the independence you probably always wanted as a teenager, and you get to experience the ‘real adult life.’ However, among all this excitement and euphoria, it is easy to forget that before moving in, you have to make sure that the apartment has everything you need – including domestic appliances.

While most flats put up for rent or sale will have them already installed, there are some that don’t, leaving you with the responsibility of equipping it with the right stuff.

Since we know that it is something that can be quite confusing, especially if it’s your first time buying it, we created this ‘checklist’ with all house appliances that you should have when moving into your first flat. Without any further ado, let’s just jump right into it, with each option we have found some smart alternatives, these add to the cost but can make life a little easier saving your time and providing useful features to make home life easier.

Washing Machine

A washing machine is one of the most important appliances you need to have in your apartment – unless there is communal laundry somewhere in the building. After all, you wear clothes every day, and no matter how many pieces of clothing you own, all of them will be dirty and in need of a wash at one point or another.

While there are plenty of options available on the market, both on the low-end and high-end, there are a few factors you need to take into consideration when making your decision. According to experts from , those are:

the material of the drum,
wash settings,
turn cycle,
clothing rationale,
temperature control,
time delay and pre-douse

Keeping in mind those things when shopping for a washing machine should make your choice, at least a little bit easier.

Smart Upgrade:   We reviewed one of the first smart washing machines from Samsung , thankfully they have dropped in price since then. Bosch, Samsung, LG and others all have washing machines that can be pair with an app. This then allows you to remote start your washing machine, receive notifications when a wash is done, monitor water and electricity use and get diagnostics about problems. The Samsung WW80M645OPM QuickDrive is around £600 and receives favourable reviews.


Unless you plan on eating out every day or surviving only on packet food, you should definitely invest in a fridge . Just like with washing machines, there are plenty of models to choose from, so when making a decision, you should consider these three things:

type and size
additional features you want it to have

A good idea is to invest in a fridge that comes with a freezer. This way, you’ll be able to keep your food fresh for a longer period of time. For...