The total revenue of major household appliances in 2019 is $21 billion. Are you going to be buying kitchen appliances soon?
Here are 7 things to think about before you search for the best place to buy appliances.
1. The Size of Appliances and Your Space
Never, ever buy a major appliance without first measuring. Measure the depth of the space your appliance is meant to go. Measure your doorway, hallway and the clearance between your kitchen island and spot where the new appliance will be.
Yes, it seems excessive now. But when you have a heavy appliance that won’t fit through your doorway, you’ll wish you had taken this tip seriously.
Not only is it a pain to return a major appliance, if you have it delivered you’ll also pay out of pocket for both delivery trips.
Know your needs and know your space measurements before you step foot inside an appliance store or visit their website.
2. Understand the Ease of Operation
If an appliance isn’t easy to use, you won’t want to use it, no matter how stylish or high-tech it is.
Opt for user-friendly models over the most flashy models. Remember, you’ll soon get used to how your washer and dryer look, but if it’s difficult to put a load in, you’ll quickly fall out of love with your unit.
Also, models that are easier to use are typically easier to maintain and repair. Keep that in mind when you are wowed by the digital sensors and techy features in some appliances.
3. Think About Your Home’s Style
As gorgeous as a new appliance can be, it needs to suit your kitchen’s theme in order to keep the harmony in the space. Otherwise, the shiny new appliance will stick out like a sore thumb.
Look for themes in your room’s design and existing appliances. It won’t matter so much in a self-contained room such as a laundry room. But it will matter very much in the kitchen.
4. Consider Materials Carefully
When you are appliance shopping, don’t assume that silver fronts mean stainless steel. Read the appliance buying guide to find out what material the appliance is made from.
Some have a stainless steel coating while others might be 100% stainless steel. Those with just a coating may dent more easily. There is also copper cast iron, carbon steel or aluminum options to choose from.
5. Read the Owner’s Manual Before You Buy
The more high-tech the appliance is, the more you will need a good owner’s manual to help you learn how to use your new appliance.
If setting the time on the stovetop requires four pages of instruction, this appliance may not be the best choice for you.
6. Avoid Buyer’s Remorse
Have you ever been tempted to buy a car or appliance because it was shiny or had cool knobs or cup holders?
Resist the urge to make impulse emotion-based buying decisions. Instead, make a list of your top priorities when buying kitchen appliances.
Jot down the features you most want at the top of your list. Energy efficiency, size, and warranty may be on your list.
Have that list with you when you go appliance shopping whether online or in the showroom.
7. Know Your Budget
A good deal isn’t a good deal if it is thousands of dollars over your budget. Make sure you have a budget and stick to it.
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Final Thoughts on Buying Kitchen Appliances
Thanks for reading! We hope this guide for buying kitchen appliances helps you find the perfect appliance for your home.
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