Just bought a new home? Congratulations, now it’s time to fill it up. Many homeowners take or sell their appliances before selling their house, which leaves new homeowners with the need to buy new appliances. Before you go shopping, you should create a list of all the things you will need in your new home. This will ease the process for you, especially if you’re on a budget. Creating a list will allow you to select the appliances that you really need and avoid unnecessary things. It is perfectly normal for new homeowners to feel overwhelmed. Thus, it is good to do some research and readings about the appliances that you will buy. It is a sign that power companies recommend the appliances you purchase and that they are power savers and will benefit you a lot in the future. Many people don’t know the essential appliances that should be bought, and if that’s how you feel, no need to worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of all the essential appliances every new homeowner should have.

Electric Kettle

Having an electric kettle is a must-have. Just like a microwave oven, a kettle offers speed when it comes to boiling water. You will be able to prepare your favorite cup of tea or coffee in no time. You don’t need to watch the boiling water as it will automatically switch off when the water reaches temperature. Many people use an electric kettle to boil water for noodles and prepare dinner in a few minutes. 


Of course, television is one of the most essential appliances in every home. Whether you like to watch the news or TV shows or stream from a streaming service, a TV is your conduit to all of your favorite shows. However, it’s the features that matter. When you’re looking for a television, you keep in mind the resolution, refresh rate, HDMI ports, and screen size. Avoid televisions with HD or 1080 resolutions, and 8k is not essential if you don’t have the budget. 4k resolution is the ideal and affordable choice nowadays, as you will be able to enjoy all of your favorite movies, shows, and news in high quality. However, when going through the Sky TV installation process, make sure that your bundle is compatible with the TV quality to enjoy the 4K experience. The refresh rate should be 120 HZ; 60 Hz is fine, but the higher the refresh rate, the smoother the motion you will get when watching anything. Choose one that has at least 4 HDMI ports and not less than 50 inches. The HDMI ports will allow you to plug in any device and enjoy the big screen experience, and the bigger the screen size, the higher the quality you will get.  

Microwave Oven

If you have just moved in, it means that you have a lot of unpacking to do and no time to cook. A Microwave oven will help you throughout this time and in the future whenever you don’t have the time to heat or cook food. You can heat leftover food, defrost frozen food, or even make popcorn. A microwave is a must-have for every homeowner. It has a timer and doesn’t take long to heat any food, unlike traditional ovens. One of the best features of microwave ovens is that they don’t burn food no matter how long you leave the food inside, which means you don’t have to keep watching or checking it. They are also easy to clean. All you need is a damp piece of cotton or a sponge and wipe the inside of the microwave. In case there’s an unpleasant odor inside, you can remove it by putting a glass of water with a few drops of lemon and boiling it in the microwave.

When choosing a microwave oven, make sure to pay attention to the wattage. 1000 watt is a perfect choice. Less than 700 watts will not provide you with the results you expect because it will not heat the food evenly, and it will take a long time to defrost any frozen food. 1000 is the ideal wattage for any microwave oven and will cook the food evenly and in a short time. Another feature that you should take into consideration is the control panel. Many microwaves have a very small control panel with tiny buttons. These types of microwaves are not very efficient as you may press the wrong buttons. If you have children, make sure to get one with a child lock to avoid any accidents.

Microwave is one of the essential appliances every home should have. Photo by Max Vkhtbovycn via pexels

Shopping for new appliances is no walk in the park, and you should choose them wisely. Buy brands with a good reputation as these appliances are built to last up to 10 years and sometimes more. You don’t want to end up with a faulty television or microwave that needs regular maintenance. You should also take into consideration your needs and why you need these appliances. This will narrow down your options, and you’ll be able to choose the right brand and have all the essential appliances in your new home.