Minimalism is a style or technique that greatly influenced art, literature, film, music, fashion, and design. It also became popular in architecture and interior design, which was later called minimalist aesthetic. Know more about minimalism and tips on how to make your space minimalist from your local refrigerator, aircon, washing machine, and small home appliances brand, Condura.
The Culture of Minimalism
Minimalism, simply explained, is purposely living with only the essential things in our life. In design, minimalism refers to having simple, clean elements, often functional, as compared to extravagant designs. The concept has been around for decades, but in the Philippines, it has become a trend only recently thanks to Netflix shows like “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and documentaries like “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.” Now, you see homes and establishments with only the essential stuff while also looking classy. Less is more is what they say.
The Benefits of Minimalism
Minimalism offers many benefits. That’s why many Filipinos, who are known for being “madiskarte” have also already adopted it as a lifestyle. Below are some of its benefits:
- Save Money. Minimalist items are cheaper, that’s if you buy any at all because as we know, minimalism means owning only the important things. But if you buy minimalist stuff, they are most probably energy-efficient and cost-saving, too.
- Spend More Time on What Matters Most. With fewer possessions, you have more time for more important things like family and friends, or even more time for yourself to spend on productive hobbies you actually enjoy. Overall, minimalism will bring you joy.
Minimalism for Beginners
To become a minimalist, you must look at things around you and ask, “Do I really need this, or can I live without it?” If the answer is no, then it’s time to declutter. It’s normal to feel attached to things you’ve had for so long, but remember that the goal here is to live with less. You can donate old stuff you don’t need to charity. That way, it will still be useful to other people or you can make extra cash by selling them.
Small Minimalist Kitchen Appliances
Minimalism as a lifestyle may be hard for some, as it requires letting go of things that they may be used to having, or they are so used to seeing extravagant things that they find simple, basic things boring. A tip for those who want to be a minimalist is to start small. For example, find a space in your home where you can have minimalist items. A good place would be the kitchen. Let us help you find minimalist appliances for your kitchen.
Yes, minimalism means having fewer things, so why would we tell you to buy new ones? Well, minimalism also means investing in high-quality items. After all, you don’t want to buy cheap stuff only to replace them frequently because they break easily. Condura understands this need, so they provide high-quality kitchen appliances for better home solutions, whether you are a minimalist or not. Condura products are guaranteed to be durable, and as a Filipino brand, they have the Filipinos in mind when making these products.
Condura Space-Saving Appliances
When buying minimalist kitchen appliances, one thing you need to consider is size. For example, a microwave oven is very useful as it allows you to reheat or cook food faster and easier. However, do you need a large microwave oven if you’ll only be heating small portions of food? Find the right size of microwave oven for you. Condura Digital Microwave Oven comes in sleek classic, elegant designs that would look perfect in any minimalist kitchen. It also has a digital touch panel designed with six automatic menus and ten power levels, making it easy to operate. Check our products list for microwave oven prices.
Again, minimalism is all about having the essentials. If you’re a coffee-lover, then coffee makers are definitely must-haves. Having one would also be a great alternative to frequently buying coffee from coffee shops, which will save you a lot of money. Condura has Bean to Cup Coffee Maker in black and white design that will match any kitchen with a minimalist design. What’s also important is the convenience it brings. You can easily make a cup of your favorite coffee anytime.
We can’t live without water, but water from the tap may not always be safe to drink. Thus, we recommend having a water dispenser in your kitchen. Condura has Top Load and Bottom Load Water Dispensers that look simply chic in black. With a press of a button, you have hot water for your coffee, tea, or even instant noodles. They also have a cooling function to provide cold water for warm days. They are made with durable materials and have a child safety lock to prevent hot water spillage. Their benefits make them value-for-money kitchen essentials. Check our site for water dispenser prices.
A Filipino meal is not complete without rice, which means your kitchen is also not complete without a rice cooker. To go with your minimalist-themed kitchen, we recommend the Condura Low Carb Rice Cooker. Yes, you read it right, it’s a low-carb rice cooker as it reduces the carbohydrates in your rice by 37% while looking fine with its matte black exterior. This is not your regular rice cooker but still fits your minimalist lifestyle.
Is it even a kitchen if you can’t cook your favorite dishes? Good thing we have Condura cookers. A must-have is our Induction Cooker, which has 5-level temperature settings, an automatic shut-off switch, and high-temperature protection. It’s also small and portable so it will not take too much space in your kitchen. No need for big and bulky LPG tanks. An induction cooker is more efficient when it comes to cooking because 90% of the heat it generates goes to the food you’re cooking, compared to only around 50% when using traditional gas stoves. And because there is no open flame, you lessen the risks of accidents involving fire.
When it comes to value for money, Condura All-In-One Multi-Cooker is the one to have. This silver and black piece allows you to switch from pressure cooker mode to air fryer mode and back. You can prepare meals without cooking oil and save energy compared to a conventional oven or stovetop as it can achieve high temperatures in a short period. It saves you both time and money. It’s also a space saver with its compact design.
With all the food you’ll be preparing in your kitchen, you need a reliable Condura refrigerator for storage. The Condura Home Ultima Inverter Style Series is a simple yet stylish single door ref available in 5.8, 6.7, and 7.3 cubic feet models. It has a 28-liter capacity freezer, just enough for your simple living. But what you’ll love about this is that it’s eco-friendly and energy-efficient.
Your minimalist journey may have some roadblocks, but keep in mind our suggestions and you’ll reach minimalism haven in no time. Start it now by checking our online store or visiting Condura Concept Store, Lazada Flagship Store, and Shopee Mall to find the best minimalist kitchen products for you.