Of all the things we take for granted around our homes, kitchen appliances are rarely one of them. The proper functionality of our appliances can be the difference between our food staying fresh, our drinks staying cold, and our dishes staying clean. When you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen, the appliances should be one of your primary concerns. With so many options out there, it can be tough to know how to pick the right ones. Let’s break down how you can choose the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel.
Layout and Lifestyle
Appliances serve specific purposes within our homes. Because of this, different appliances will be more important in some homes than others. However, if you’re planning to work within the exact space already available to your kitchen, you may face difficulties. Working new appliances into the spaces of old appliances may limit your options when shopping. However, if you’re replacing appliances in the context of a full Baltimore kitchen remodel, your contractor should be able to help create space for the appliances to fit. Your lifestyle will also determine which appliances you want to invest more in. Do you tend to cook a lot? If so, a double-oven option may make more sense than a single, and an advanced, heavy-duty dishwasher might be needed to keep up with all the dishes. Larger families might want to invest in a fridge with significant storage space and an open layout so your leftovers aren’t getting buried in the back and you’re left to wonder what that smell is. Other appliances are specialized to homeowners’ needs, such as wine coolers. Ranking what aspects of your appliances matter most to your lifestyle will better help you choose the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel.
Budget and Style
Of course, buying appliances strictly by your lifestyle is great, but not real for most of us outside of an ideal world. Budget is a necessary factor in deciding what kind of appliances we can fit into our kitchens. After coming up with your budget for the whole kitchen remodeling process, you can work with your contractor to determine how much of that can be put towards appliances, and then shop within those constraints. Of course, choosing the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel will also involve selecting options that fit with the style of the whole remodel. Cohesion is important to making any room in your home beautiful, and a color-clashing dishwasher or fridge can stick out like a sore thumb. More and more for a variety of appliances, there are stylistic options to fit the look and feel of any kitchen, from modern stainless steel to models that can blend in with the cabinetry. A trusted contractor can help you pick a style that fits your vision for a beautiful kitchen.
Doing the Research
We started this blog by looking at how synchronous our appliances are with our day-to-day lives. For this reason, researching on every prospective option is very important. Not all brands are created equal, and not even every product from the same brand will offer the same level of quality. It’s incredibly frustrating to purchase a new dishwasher only to have the technician back at your house every few weeks because your dishes aren’t getting cleaned. Read product reviews, look at an appliance’s longevity, its energy efficiency, and what features it offers that appeal to you. Especially important for homeowners is to understand the product warranties for each appliance purchased. Your product warranty could be the difference between continued support when something goes wrong, and simply being out a few thousand dollars because your warranty lapsed far sooner than expected. Warranties are one of the areas in which you don’t want to try and cut upfront costs, because that mindset can cost you thousands of dollars down the road.
Native Sons Helps With Every Step of Your Baltimore Kitchen Remodel
When it comes to choosing the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel, you don’t have to go it alone. Native Sons believes that our home remodeling services should make the process easier everywhere we can, not more stressful. Our team of experts will help you select the right appliance options thanks to our backlog of kitchen remodeling knowledge and our drive to always stay up to date on the best and brightest products. Contact us today to schedule your in-home quote, and start down the path to the kitchen of your dreams.