Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?

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Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most

expensive way to upgrade the space. So if you’re purchasing a new

refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive

to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions.

The most important consideration is how the appliances will look in the

kitchen. Ideally, they should match in colour and style. They should also be

the right size for the space. The last thing you want is a fridge that’s so large

it dominates the room, or a stove that’s a completely different style and

looks out-of-place.

Appearance is important, but so are the features. Buyers viewing your home

will scrutinize the appliances. They’ll notice if the fridge has a cold water and

ice dispenser. They’ll ask if the dishwasher has noise-reduction features.

Double ovens and quick-heating burners (which are now available on

electric stoves) will also get a buyer’s attention.

Power consumption is also a big issue these days. Increasingly, buyers are

interested in the energy efficient features of a home — appliances included.

So, as your REALTOR® I would point out appliances with energy-saving

features, such as a dishwasher with a slow-run cycle that saves power.

Kitchen appliances may seem minor compared to the overall appeal of your

property, but they do make a difference. Purchase wisely! 

Eli Chi

Eli Chi

Personal Real Estate Corporation
CENTURY 21 Energy Realty
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