Outfitting a newly purchased Irvine home for sale with appliances isn’t simply a matter of taking a trip to the store. Choosing and installing all-new appliances is a significant undertaking in the life of a homeowner and deserves to be treated as such. The first and most important part of the process is making a plan. Some of these appliances may be in your home for 10 years, while others may be around for 30 years or longer. Taking the time to plan well will almost certainly save you time, effort, and money over the long haul of homeownership
Choosing a Refrigerator
Buying a cheap, economical unit can save money in the short-term, but this kind of refrigerator may not last long in a large or active family setting. Take into consideration which types of food you consume most as well. You may wish to sacrifice extra freezer space in order to store more fresh produce. This can also influence the style of fridge you get (e.g. bottom drawer freezer or side-by-sides) and the futures most important to you, like temperature-controlled bins, humidity monitoring, and moveable shelves.
Selecting the Right Dishwasher
Modern dishwashers are a far cry from the bulky, noisy units of old. Depending on how large a dishwasher your kitchen can accommodate, you’ll be able to decide whether you want to go with a single or dual-drawer model, which can run two different wash cycles simultaneously. You can also let your space requirements determine whether you purchase a model with a door that folds out fully or one that has the dish racks embedded in its drawer.
Choosing the Stove for You
The most important thing to take into consideration when buying a stove is the type of chef you are. If you don’t plan on making more than the occasional meal on your stove, there is no reason to spend lavishly on extra features. On the other hand, if you plan on truly making your kitchen the centerpiece of your home and frequently host dinner parties or holidays and celebrations, you may want to buy a double wall oven, consider an induction cooktop, and maybe even spring for warming drawers.
Plan Once and Buy for Your Lifetime
Apart from your home itself, your appliances represent one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make. Getting the big decisions right the first time can save you thousands of dollars. Take the time now to really think about what you’ll need and what you want your guests to know about your personal style when they enter your home for the first, or the hundredth, time.
Need help finding the right space to meet all your family’s needs? Reach out to Irvine Residential Living at (714) 454-6304. One of our friendly and experienced agents can show you condos, townhomes, and houses for sale in Irvine, helping you find the perfect fit to call home! Call today!