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7 Useful Appliances for Tiny Homes

These compact must-haves can help make small space living easier

Photography: Dairy Darilag and Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photos)

It's no secret that trusty appliances make our lives easier. From making laundry day a breeze to keeping the house spotless—these innovations are definite musts that we need to invest in. If you're worried as to how you can fit everything you need in a limited area, don't fret! There are compact appliances in the market that can get the job done. We've rounded up seven picks you can work with—without stressing about floor space. Take note of these items:

1. 3D Galaxy Air Cooler

When you live in a small space, it's better to go vertical, rather than horizontal. Cool your space with this tower fan you can place even in the tightest of corners. With its slim finish, you may not even notice it's there!

P1,649.75, SM Home

2. 3D Mini Fryer

Got a tiny cooking area? Save precious countertop space with a handy mini fryer. Aside from having a foldable handle, it can fit inside shelves or drawers, too. The 3D Mini Fryer features a one liter oil capacity, an adjustable thermostat, and a non-stick oil tank. 

3. Wacaco Minipresso

Enjoy your coffee on the go with this portable espresso machine. You also have the freedom to use different coffee beans, experiment with mixes, and enjoy a variety of flavors. 

P4,350, Abenson

4. Whirlpool Retro Refrigerator

Keep your food fresh and your drinks chilled in a retro ref that pops. This must-have features a classic design—complete with a vintage handle and stainless steel feet. As if these features aren't enough to make you want one, it also has an extra cold compartment, a removable can rack, a bottle bin, and its own freezer, to name a few. 

P18,998, Abenson

5. Tefal Handheld Garment Steamer

Rushing to work? Prep your clothes with the help of this garment steamer that's ready to use in just 45 seconds. You won't need an ironing board—simply use a hanger and let it work its magic. It's safe to use on all kinds of garments, including the most delicate of fabrics.

6. Black + Decker Dust Buster

We all want to come home to a clean and cozy home. Turn cleaning into an enjoyable chore with a vacuum cleaner that's pretty and lightweight. This pick features a translucent and removable dirt bowl as well as features that can manage crumbs, dust, and even liquid spills. Keeping it out of sight is easy, too!

P5,995, Abenson

7. Dowell Breakfast Maker

Let this all-around kitchen must-have help you prepare food in a few easy steps. It has a 3-in-1 feature that showcases a coffee brewing pot, a toaster, and a fryer with non-stick pan. Cooking your favorite dish can be easy as 1-2-3. 

P2,299, AllHome

Discover more must-have appliances for small spaces in the June 2017 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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