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
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!