Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?
Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most expensive way to upgrade the space. So, if you’re purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions.
New appliances are one of the quickest ways to update a kitchen. Cabinets may be old, but with a shiny new microwave beside them – they can look 10 years younger.
The most important consideration is how the appliances will look in the kitchen. Ideally, they should match in colour and style. They should also be the right size for space. The last thing you want is a fridge that’s so large it dominates the room or a stove that’s a completely different style and looks out-of-place.
Appearance is important, but so are the features. Buyers viewing your home will scrutinize the appliances. They’ll notice if the fridge has cold water and ice dispenser. They’ll ask if the dishwasher has noise-reduction features. Double ovens and quick-heating burners (which are now available on electric stoves) will also get a buyer’s attention.
Power consumption is also a big issue these days. Increasingly, buyers are interested in the energy-efficient features of a home – appliances included.
Kitchen appliances may seem minor compared to the overall appeal of your property, but they do make a difference. Purchase wisely!