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5 Things to Consider When Buying New Appliances

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5 Things to Consider When Buying New Appliances

January 14, 2019

This content was produced as advertising by Remodelista in collaboration with Appliances Connection.

One of the most exciting parts of a remodel is the chance to invest in a new suite of state-of-the-art appliances to complement your home’s new look. But, it can be one of the most anxiety-inducing parts of the process too—you’re committing to expensive equipment that will be expected to last many years, so the stakes are high to make sure that you’ll be happy with your choices in the long term. To take some of the guesswork out of the process, we’ve partnered with Appliances Connection, a trusted retailer of major appliance brands, to bring you a checklist of things to think about before you take the plunge.

N.B.: For the purposes of this post, we’ve focused on the kitchen, since it’s likely the room where you’ll be investing in a suite of new appliances, but Appliances Connection carries all categories of appliances (from air conditioners to outdoor grills), so feel free to apply these principles to any room in your home.

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Above: A kitchen featuring Sub-Zero appliances that blend seamlessly into the architecture.

1. Lifestyle

Replacing your appliances during a remodel is an ideal time to evaluate your lifestyle to decide which appliances are right for you. Do you need an oversized dishwasher, or maybe dishwasher drawers are a better option? Those who are avid bakers or who entertain often may want to consider double wall ovens with a separate cooktop, while those who prefer to dine out are likely to be happy with a traditional range. Appliances Connection carries all major brands and appliance styles, and searching is easy since their website has a variety of filter options.

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Above: A kitchen kitted out with a La Cornue range.

2. Budget

Budget may be the biggest consideration to make when splurging on a new appliances. Many major manufacturers offer seasonal rebates and deals to help offset this large purchase, and Appliances Connection lists all brand rebates in their Rebate Center. Appliances Connection additionally buys and stocks their appliances in bulk to keep their everyday prices lower than retail and they even offer a price match guarantee: if an authorized dealer advertises a lower price, they will match or beat that price.

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Above: A country-style kitchen with appliances from Smeg.
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Above: A kitchen features a suite of appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf.

3. Space

Not everyone has (or wants) a sprawling kitchen with room for oversized appliances, so it’s important to consider how much space you have, and how it can be best used. For those with space constraints, many major brands carry compact appliances that are just as hard working as their full-size counterparts and allow you to achieve the same look. See, for example, Appliance Connection’s wide selection of Compact Refrigerators and Countertop Dishwashers.

4. Style

Treat your appliances like you would any other design element in your kitchen. Consider, for example, if you want a statement-making luxury range or vent hood as a focal point or if you’d perhaps rather highlight your new countertops or tile backsplash. When it comes to finish, stainless steel is a classic option, but those who gravitate toward color may prefer brands such as La Cornue and Smeg, which both offer their products in a range of punchy colors. If you’re pursuing a more minimalist aesthetic, panel-ready appliances will disappear into your existing cabinetry.

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Above: A streamlined urban kitchen with appliances by Bosch.

5. Priorities

Finally, consider your priorities (this is your home, after all). If you need a wine fridge, or have always coveted a Wolf range, now is the time to make sure that you get what you want with your new appliances, and that your new space works for you.

After careful consideration of everything on this list, it’s time to buy your new appliances. Head to the Appliances Connection website to get started.

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