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4 Things to Know When Shopping for New Appliances

When was the last time you went into the appliance area of a store? If it has been a while, we bet you will be surprised at how many choices you have for each type of appliance. Besides each individual brand, you also have different sizes, styles, options, and then of course, prices. It is enough to make your head spin!

Here are 4 things to know when shopping for new appliances:


It is always a good idea to know how large you need your new appliance to be before you begin shopping for it. You can get an idea of what you are looking for by determining what size your old appliance is and asking yourself if you need something smaller, larger, or the same size.


If you use your appliances a lot, then you are going to want to purchase ones that are more durable. This might not be easy to determine a first, but you will want to look for metal parts instead of plastic. Another indicator will be the length of the warranty.


The most popular choice for appliances is stainless steel, but you can still purchase appliances in other colors. The only thing we must caution you on if you do purchase something other than stainless steel, is that if you choose to sell your home, stainless steel will sell. Other colors will not.


It can be difficult to compare the cost of two appliances, because you need to make sure that you are comparing models that are the same size, use the same power, and have the same features. If you are not comparing these items, then you are not going to get the same cost comparison or the same deal.

Kitchen Remodeling and Choosing New Appliances in Chicago

While it can be tricky to shop for new appliances, it is manageable if you follow these four tips and take your time. This is not something that can be rushed through, although you shouldn’t take weeks to make a decision either. We recommend purchasing appliances that you know you are comfortable using and that you know you will have enough space for what you need. Everything else might be too many bells and whistles for anyone.

Give us a call at 312-714-5454 if you’d like to schedule an appointment for an onsite consultation for kitchen remodeling. We’ll take your ideas into consideration and offer up some ideas of our own. Together, we’ll design and build a kitchen that you are sure to love for many years to come.

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