While it is not essential, most homeowners usually buy new appliances including stoves, ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwave ovens when renovating their kitchens. The reason is obvious: When you want a new kitchen, you want a new kitchen.
Replacing things like cabinets, floors, fixtures, and countertops can make any old kitchen look new. But if you put the same old appliances into your newly refurbished kitchen, it’s often less than satisfying.
Add Appliances to Your Budget
New appliances such as refrigerators and stoves are commonly built into the cost of a kitchen renovation. That’s because they are routinely included as part of your new kitchen.
The last thing you is to create a contrast between the rest of your brand new kitchen with an old, worn, broken down refrigerator or stove. In fact, most homeowners who choose not to include new appliances as part of their kitchen renovation typically add them within a year or two after it is completed anyway.
Adding new appliances makes sense from a design perspective as well. When you design your new kitchen, it’s possible to include wider or taller spaces for things like a bigger refrigerator, a more modern stove or range system, or even adding a dishwasher where there wasn’t one before.
Appreciate Your New Kitchen
New appliances also help you appreciate your new kitchen more. When you walk into your renovated kitchen for the first time and see a sparkling new refrigerator, an upgraded oven and range combo, and a bigger dishwasher, it’s going to have a more satisfying feel to it.
Plus, if you are financing your kitchen renovation or using budgeted funds to pay for it, you can build in new appliances into the cost.
If you are getting a new kitchen, you might as well go all in and get new appliances. You will be happier with the end result.