A kitchen remodeling project is the best opportunity for you to update your appliances. Choosing your kitchen appliances, however, is a challenge all on its own. There are so many different types of dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, and more that it can be overwhelming to find the right one. There is also the temptation to buy the latest and greatest technology without looking at the sticker price.
Here we discuss how you can choose the right kitchen appliances, saving you time and money during your kitchen remodel:
Stoves, ovens, and ranges
When you start looking at your stoves and ovens, you’ll want to ask yourself these three questions:
How much time do you spend cooking?
If you’re cooking all day, every day, you’ll want a heavy-duty, high-quality appliance. While these are expensive, the investment will be worth it in the long run. Conversely, if your stove or oven tend to collect dust, opt for an affordable appliance that gets the job done.
Gas or electric?
Gas stoves provide greater control over your cooking, but electric is convenient and safer. Think about which type you prefer to cook with and whether your home is set up for a gas or electric range.
How much space do you have?
If space is limited, installing a range (an appliance with a stove and oven combined) will be the most convenient. However, if you have extra space and are often cooking multiple things at once, getting a separate stove and oven will be ideal.
Refrigerators can range widely. Some are simple, with the fridge on the bottom and the freezer on top, while others feature filtered water, touch screens, French doors, Wi-Fi connectivity, and more. When choosing your refrigerator, think about which of these features are must-haves and which you can live without. You should also consider size, ensuring you have enough space to store all of the food your family eats during the week.
When picking the right dishwasher, both functionality and aesthetics apply. Look for one with a variety of cleaning cycles and is relatively quiet. Your dishwasher should also match your cabinets and countertops for a seamless design. Plus, if you want to save on energy bills, you should also opt for eco-friendly dishwashers with limited water usage.
At Ivy Lea Construction, we can help you choose the right kitchen appliances when you start remodeling your kitchen. To learn more, contact us today.