Finding the perfect appliances for your kitchen remodel can significantly affect your satisfaction with the completed project. How can you find what is ideal for you, your family, and your lifestyle? Consult the experts, of course.
Which Of Your Appliances Will You Keep?
First things first - you have to figure out what you have that you want to keep. The perfect appliances for your kitchen remodel might be different from what you already have, and even appliances that are still working should not necessarily stick around.
Take into consideration how old the existing appliances are. Did you upgrade them recently, or are they older than you?
If they are old, How often have you called out a Colorado Springs appliance repairer over the past year? While many homeowners choose to keep appliances they already own (especially since this is a great way to cut down on extra costs), consider if some of these machines are close to the end of their life cycle. If so, you might be better off replacing them now while you have an expert's help and flexibility in your kitchen design. Trying to figure it out on your own in the future when your decision is limited to the spaces that exist after the remodel may not make sense. In addition, many kitchen appliances have gotten larger over the years. Older refrigerators, in particular, are smaller than their modern counterparts.
Some appliances may not be old or worn out, but they no longer fit your family's needs or entertaining goals. Why keep that shiny refrigerator if it doesn't have the freezer space you need? You never use the extra oven you have, even on holidays, so what's the point in making room for it in your kitchen if it has no purpose? Any items that are no longer functional for the family should be sold or given away. One of the causes that we like to donate to at Designer Kitchens is Habitat for Humanity.
If an appliance is newer but it drives you nuts, figure out what you dislike and use that to help you determine what features you don't want when you're appliance shopping.
What Appliances Should You Buy?
Once you've determined which of your current appliances you're keeping and getting rid of, there are still a few things to think about before you buy new appliances for your kitchen remodel.
Cooktops and Ovens: Before purchasing these appliances for your kitchen remodel, consider if you want a stove and oven combo or a stand-alone of each. After that, you'll have to choose between gas and electric stoves perfect for entertaining or even the option of induction cooktops.
Refrigerators and Freezers: This decision for which model is best for you is much like your oven decision - you'll have to decide if you want a stand-alone or a combo. If a combo would work best for you and your family, there are both french door models and the popular fridge-on-top and freezer drawers on the bottom models. Depending on how much food your family needs, two separate models could be the best solution.
Microwave: Purchasing a microwave should be a relatively easy decision. Your main concern will be where you would like to place the microwave - on the counter, built into the cabinetry, or above the stove. Consider incorporating a large microwave into cabinetry or above the cooktop to optimize counter space if you choose a large microwave.
Of course, if you are investing your time and money in a kitchen remodel, you will want to make sure that your appliances match your design esthetic. Models that appear to be mismatched will detract from the final look of your remodel. Stainless steel is always a classic look, but it's also possible to get your appliances custom finished with wood paneling or choose a simple white or black finish.
Specialty Appliances For Your Kitchen Remodel
After you've figured out which regular appliances you need, you can decide if there are any special appliance purchases you want to make. Remember, this is your dream kitchen, so you should seriously consider what appliances you've always wanted.
For instance, if you are a wine connoisseur, a wine refrigerator could be the perfect addition to your remodel. Or perhaps warming drawers are the ideal appliance splurge for your remodel if you entertain often. Whatever it is that will make you happy and your busy life more convenient will make an appliance purchase worth it.
Southern Colorado Kitchen Remodels Require Expert Guidance
Your kitchen remodel in Colorado Springs is made up of many components, and although the actual build-out is important, finding the perfect appliances for your kitchen remodel should also be a priority.
When you hire a kitchen designer for your remodel, look for a company with a showroom containing many different countertops, cabinets, and working kitchen appliances that you can choose. Do your research, but use the available experts to make an informed decision.