Curb Your Home Clutter With These Multifunctional Appliances

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Instead of cluttering your home with a load of appliances, invest in these multifunctional ones. From oven-microwave combos to speakers that double up as lamps, there’s something for everyone.

Oven + microwave
For added convenience and to simplify your cooking process, this sleek 45-litre oven comes with 14 preset programmes that can help the non-cooks in the house prepare meals too. You’ll love the modern touchscreen display, and the soft-opening and closing oven door is a nice feature you’ll appreciate especially on quiet mornings and evenings.

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Bosch Series 8 Built-in Compact Oven with Microwave Function (CMG633BS1B), $3,599

Blender + food processor + whisk
This compact set with a strong 800-watt motor will tackle most of your common kitchen chores. Just swap out the attachments and you’ll have an immersion blender for soups and smoothies, a food processor for chopping ingredients and an electric whisk for your baking needs.

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Bosch Hand Blender 800 W Stainless Steel (MSM88160GB), $249

Fridge + smart home command centre
Through this fridge’s 21.5-inch touchscreen, you can control other smart devices in the home. Also, you can view what’s inside the fridge without opening the doors and letting out the cool air, sync schedules and share messages and notes with other family members, stream music and much more.

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Samsung Family Hub, $6,999

TV + smart home command centre
This 4K OLED TV comes pretty close to helping you live out the dream of lying down on a couch, while someone else does the housework. The Home Dashboard function lets you control other Google Assistant-enabled devices around the house so you can start your robovac, the laundry machine and more.

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LG OLED TV C9, $4,099–$18,999, available in 55-, 65-, and 77-inches

Fan + air purifier
Enjoy peace of mind year-round as the LCD screen of this air-purifying fan gives a reassuring report of the air quality in the room. Its advanced HEPA-filtration takes out 99.95 per cent of pollutants from the air including dust, allergens and bacteria, and a specially-coated carbon filter even removes gaseous pollutant.

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Dyson Pure Cool Tower purifying fan, $899, in three colours

Air-conditioner + air-cleanser
Standing out amongst a sea of white AC units with its unique mirror finish, the LG ArtCool Plus does everything you’d expect an air-conditioner to do, but it also has an air-cleaning mode that’ll make your indoor air 99.9 per cent cleaner. The unit also comes equipped with an auto-cleaning function that dehumidifies and deodorises its internal parts to keep the air smelling fresh and prevent mould and bacteria from forming.

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LG ArtCool Plus Air Conditioner, from $2,588

Washer + dryer
The large door of this well-designed washer-dryer combo easily accommodates bulkier items like blankets. If you do forget small items after the cycle has started, or want to rinse or spin dry hand-washed items, simply open the smaller AddWash door and pop them right in. This 17kg unit comes with a complimentary pedestal that not only makes loading and unloading a little easier, it doubles as a storage drawer that you can use to store linen or laundry supplies.

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Samsung AddWash 17kg Washer Dryer Combo, $2,499

Vacuum + mop
The cordless Philips Speedpro Max Aqua is both a vacuum and a mop so you can attack stains and debris on different surfaces with ease. For faster cleaning, the proprietary 360° suction nozzle pulls in dirt from all sides more efficiently so you don’t have to make multiple passes over the same area. Nifty LED lights on its head means no speck will get missed, and a three-stage filtration system keeps the air pure by removing 99 per cent of the dust, allergens and bacteria.

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Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua, $799

Speaker + lamp
Create a cosy and romantic atmosphere with this beautifully designed Bluetooth speaker. Designed to deliver clear sound from every angle, the lamp-shaped device emits a flickering “flame” like candlelight and adjustable levels of brightness.

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Sony LSPX-S2 Glass Sound Speaker, $749

Speakers + smart home features
Equipped with Google Assistant, you can use these speakers to set up to-do lists or control other smart devices in the house. The Harman Kardon Citation Series also cleverly lets you use the speakers individually, or set them up for an immersive surround sound home theatre system.

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Harman Kardon Citation Series, $369–$3,999, in two colours

This post was adapted from an article originally published in the March 2020 issue of SquareRooms.

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