Choose the Right Kitchen Appliances
Homeowners often don’t realize that having their kitchen redesigned and fitted will involve a lot more than just choosing a finish for the new cabinets and countertops. In fact, one aspect that tends to be overlooked is that of ensuring that the correct appliances are selected and installed. The information below will help ensure that you choose the best and most practical appliances to have installed in your brand new kitchen.
Take your Redesign into Account before Choosing
Many homeowners make the mistake of falling in love with specific large kitchen appliances, purchasing them and having the units delivered – only to find that they don’t fit into the spaces that have been allocated for them by the cabinet builders.
Before looking at those shiny stainless steel double door refrigerators or larger than average ovens and cookers, ensure that you measure the available spaces that each item will have in your kitchen. Keep these measurements on hand while you’re looking at appliances to ensure that you choose items that won’t require any cabinetry modifications to be made.
Before signing on the dotted line to purchase any kitchen appliances, it’s essential to inquire about the warranty that is being provided with them as well.
Take Efficiency into Account
Another important point to consider is energy efficiency. With electricity costs that increase on a regular basis, it makes sense to choose refrigerators and freezers that are supplied with an energy star rating. This will not only help reduce your energy bill each month; you will also be doing your bit for the environment by choosing appliances that require less natural resources to operate over time.
Functionality vs. Price
While some homeowners are keen to just have basic appliances installed in an effort to cut costs somewhat, many others want to ensure that they get the best value for money.
If you’re looking for appliances that offer the bare basic level of functionality, you will do well to shop around to see if better pricing can be obtained on them. However, if you would prefer appliances to last longer and function better than entry-level items; you will need to be willing to spend a little more.
It’s also important to remember that there may be cases where cheaper appliances can be more durable and less prone to becoming problematic than costlier alternatives.
Aesthetics are Important
One of the main benefits of working with an experienced designer is that they will be able to provide you with advice regarding which appliances will be a perfect match with the cabinetry, countertops and other finishes in your new kitchen. This will ensure that none of your new appliances stick out like a sore thumb.
Although there are many so-called kitchen designers out there these days, it’s essential to work with a company that employs experienced tradespeople. This will ensure that you are provided with top quality products and finishes and you will also be provided with a point of contact if anything goes wrong afterwards. Contact our team today to find out more about our kitchen design and installation services.