Should You Replace Your Appliances When You Remodel?

by | Feb 16, 2017 | Construction & Maintenance

When most people remodel, they choose to go ahead and replace their appliances. This makes sense because you are likely going for a central theme when you remodel and want the entire room to reflect it. Even a single appliance can ruin this. Others will replace them simply because they are old, but when is it OK not to replace your appliances? Here are a few ways to tell, so you know what to tell your kitchen remodeling contractor in San Antonio.

They Are New-ish

Most appliances have a set useful life. This is through wear, planned obsolescence, and advancing technologies, but if your appliances are still relatively new, then there may be no need to replace them. You can also choose one or a few to keep that match your chosen theme and buy replacements for the rest. In these cases, you are still buying new appliances, but you are still saving money by not replacing them all.

They Match

Again, if you have a theme and your appliances match the theme then why replace them? If you want all stainless appliances and your refrigerator and dishwasher are stainless, but the oven and microwave are not then why replace the ones that are? Even if you have bought your appliances as needed, if you bought them new then chances are you have stuck with the same finish.

You Have a Limited Budget

If you are on a limited budget, but still want to remodel your kitchen then choosing not to replace your appliances just yet can save you a lot of money. Depending on the brands you buy you could spend a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars on new appliances. Plan ahead if you are doing this, you can buy appliances later. For example, if you want to upgrade to a side by side refrigerator later, but don’t have the money now, then have the contractor build around the size of the one you expect to buy. This can be adjusted as needed later, but if you plan ahead, then you should be able to just plug your new appliances in once you can get them.

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