how to choose kitchen appliances July 3, 2020 12:25 pm Published by

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when it comes to your kitchen remodel is what appliances you want to include. Even with basics — like stoves and ovens — you have options. Gas? Electric? Something in between? There may be pros and cons to all of them, but today, let’s discuss how to choose the perfect kitchen appliances for your home.

Consider Your Budget and Priorities

Every homeowner would love to have state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, but the truth is, it depends on your budget. Do some research on what certain kitchen appliances cost and then determine what’s the most important thing to you. For instance, maybe you bake and you’d love to use a smart oven, and you don’t mind washing dishes by hand to save on the cost of a dishwasher. On the other hand, maybe your priorities lie with energy efficient kitchen appliances. Maybe by investing in a larger appliance like a good oven, you can save on the cost of smaller appliances like a toaster oven.

Gas or Electric

The eternal debate, it seems, when it comes to stovetops and ovens is: gas or electric? Often, homeowners prefer gas stoves as the live flame works faster and cools the space down sooner when extinguished than flat, electrical burners. However, electric stoves and ovens may be more energy efficient. There’s even a middle ground — induction stove tops that heat through use of a magnetic field beneath the burner, though these are more recent and will likely cost more. They are also likely the most energy efficient option, only using the energy necessary to heat your particular pot and even adjusting to fit the pot.

The Right Refrigerator

Not every kitchen appliance is for food prep or cleaning. Storage is also important. The right refrigerator is essential to your kitchen. The size will depend on the size of your kitchen and what you can fit where. Do you need a large freezer space, enough that you might purchase a double door fridge-freezer, or are you content with a smaller top compartment for freezer space? Refrigerators can come in a variety of styles, from the simple white, black, or stainless steel grey, to bright colors. You may even opt for a smart refrigerator.The right appliances make a kitchen, but so does the right design. Interested in remodeling your kitchen? Contact Jericho Home Improvements today for more information or a free estimate.

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