Beginning the next chapter in your relationship after getting married can be daunting. If you’ve not lived with your partner before, this new lifestyle can pose many challenges. Yet, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both of you too. If you’re moving into your first home together, you’ll be aware that there are many things that you’ll need to think about to ensure that your new home feels complete. Common gifts at weddings when a couple is going to be moving into a new house are household appliances, as buying everything you need yourself can be very costly. To help you decide on what wedding gifts to request and what you’ll need to buy yourself, we’ve listed some essential home appliances to get you started.
Living Space Appliances
The most important living space appliances are going to be things like air conditioning and ceiling fans, especially when living in a hot country such as the UAE. However, the chances are you’ll be looking at buying these yourself as they don’t really work as a gift and require professional installation. Some other great gift ideas for your living space are smart devices. For example, you could install smart lights around your home, which are much more energy-efficient than traditional lighting options. A smart home can be very beneficial to you, providing you with a higher quality of life. Many smart devices can even be controlled remotely, allowing you to turn them off from afar, helping you to save money if they’ve been left on when you go out.
Some of the most common appliances that are bought as wedding gifts tend to be for the kitchen. This can range from things like white goods such as refrigerators and dishwashers to ovens, microwaves, kettles, and coffee makers. Many home appliances can benefit you and your new family, so be sure to make an in-depth list of the devices that you might need. One thing you need to take into account, especially when purchasing larger appliances, is the space you have in your kitchen. If your countertops and other fittings are already in place, you’ll need to buy items that will fit into those spaces. Measure everything accurately to avoid the extreme disappointment and frustration of not being able to fit things where you want them. Otherwise, you’ll either have to return these appliances or alter your kitchen so that things fit properly. Don’t forget that measuring the depth of these spaces is just as important as the width, as you don’t want things jutting out too far either.
You’ll want to consider other appliances for your new home such as cleaning appliances and devices. Things like washing machines and vacuum cleaners are essential for your home, and while it might seem like you should just grab a basic vacuum cleaner from the store, this decision can be very important. Understanding how to choose the right vacuum cleaner for your home is very important and requires a lot of consideration based on your floor types and other factors. Certain basic vacuum cleaners may be able to handle simple cleaning tasks, but for a deeper clean, especially if you have pets that shed their hair, or live in a particularly dusty or even sandy area, then a higher quality vacuum might be a better option, as it’ll be much more resilient.