There is so much to say about kitchen appliances that one post just was not enough! In our previous post, we discussed the different types of kitchen appliances, and compared some of the pros and cons within each appliance category. According to Booher Remodeling Company, there are other factors to consider when purchasing new appliances. Here are some tips to help in your decision making.
Consider Your Space
Before you purchase appliances, you need to make a plan for your kitchen layout and budget. Whether you are updating your existing kitchen and using the current layout, or you are building new, you need to choose appliances that will fit with the layout you have. Be sure to consider how you use your kitchen and the flow and traffic patterns it creates with adjoining rooms, as well as any architectural or structural constraints. The layout you choose can either enhance or limit the types and sizes of appliances that can be accommodated.
Consider Your Budget
It is important to establish an appliance budget and to stick to it. It may be tempting to buy high-end appliances fit for a gourmet chef, but if you’re not a gourmet chef and you’re on a budget, it would make sense to spend your money elsewhere. Also, be sure that your contractor and kitchen designer are aware of your budget and respect it. You can expect some unforeseen costs, but a trustworthy contractor should stick with your budget and keep you updated on current spending.
Consider Your Lifestyle
When choosing kitchen appliances, you’ll want to take into consideration your family’s lifestyle, and the way you live and entertain. Be sure to make notes on how you currently use your kitchen but, just as importantly, how you might like to use it in the future. If you like to entertain, consider adding specialty appliances like a warming oven or a beverage fridge, or installing a larger capacity oven. Busy families might want to add a speed-cooking oven to save time. Creating a wish list will make it easier to match your needs and wants with appliance features, once you start shopping.
Consider Your Personal Style
Once you’ve established your appliance budget and functional requirements, you can narrow your choices further by selecting the style and finishes that complement your kitchen design. Stainless steel is still the material of choice in most luxury kitchens because of its sleek look and durability. You’ll also want to consider how the handles, knobs, touchscreens, or illumination of the appliances add to the overall look you want.
When it comes to kitchen appliances, the possibilities are endless. But, choosing features for your kitchen remodel doesn’t have to be overwhelming. At Booher, our design team can help create the kitchen of your dreams that meets the functional needs of your family while looking beautiful. Contact us today at (317) 852-5546 to request a free consultation in the Indianapolis area.