Aside from counters and cabinets, appliances are the most expensive items in your kitchen. Ovens, ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers all come in a variety of finishes and feature a variety of extra perks, and they can cost several thousand dollars each if you opt for the most “high-end” models available. For more information on the value of high-end appliances, read on.
Some high-end appliances include features that you may never use. For example, for a family of four a range with six or eight burners is probably too many, and you can prepare even the most complicated dinners with an oven and a 4-burner range. If you don’t drink a lot of soda or use a lot of ice, you may not need a refrigerator with a built-in ice-maker. Many dishwashers include shine features that most homeowners never use, and therefore are not worth the price tag.
Think about finish
Appliances should match the overall décor and color scheme of your kitchen and your home. Sleek, glossy appliances are probably out of place in more homey, rustic kitchens. Stainless steel appliances may not be worth the smudges and fingerprints they will get on them if you have small children.
Stay within your budget
Ultimately, appliances are replaceable. If one day you decide that you need to upgrade your fridge or dishwasher, and you have the money to do so, this is much simpler than redoing your cabinets or building an island. When remodeling, tackle the big projects first. If you can save money by selecting custom counters and cabinets and less high-end appliances, this is a better investment.
Working with local designers at Casa by Charleston can help you create the kitchen of your dreams with appliances that meet your needs. For more information, call Casa by Charleston today at 630-420-8084.