What are the new trends in appliances? Should I repair or replace? Is it better to have a gas, electric or induction cooktop? Hire it Done has the answers to all of your appliance questions!
When to replace an appliance
How do you know when it is time to replace appliances? If your appliance is more than 10 years old, and the repair cost is more than $200 – you should take a hard look at replacement. Keep in mind that appliances with electronic components typically have higher repair costs.
Factors to consider
When looking into purchasing new appliances, the sheer amount of choices can be overwhelming. Let’s look at the most important factors.
- Function – make sure when buying a stove, oven or cooktop that you have the proper mechanicals for the model you are buying
- Fit – measure, measure and measure again – that’s width, height and depth. Appliances do come in standard sizes, but those standards have changed over the years. If you are not doing a full remodel of your kitchen, you will need to be extra careful. If you are doing a full remodel, the appliances should be selected before the cabinet layout is finalized.
- Finish – Stainless steel is timeless, but take a look at some of the other finishes – black and black stainless steel are on trend for 2018.
Don’t forget the appliance warranty
Once you have decided the function, fit and finish, your choices will be much more manageable. From there, you can let budget and warranty be your deciding factors.
Where should you purchase your appliances? Big box stores often advertise blow out sales and loss leading deals – but almost none offer service, installation and repair. Hire it Done recommends you look for a locally owned and operated vendor with a storefront that has been in business at least 5 years. They usually either offer repairs directly, or have a close relationship with a trusted repair company that can handle all types of repairs quickly and efficiently.
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