When you look at your kitchen or laundry do you find that you are missing inspiration? The saying goes that the kitchen is the heart of the home. To this day the saying rings true, there are a few places we find ourselves in as often and fewer places yet where we collect not only our families but our other loved ones. When you look at your kitchen and you don’t feel inspired it can mean that the amount of time you spend here building memories is vastly reduced. Dwindling your drive to make the effort to create or host gatherings of any sort. What would it take to feel inspired in your kitchen again? Update the look? Full remodel? All are great choices, but if a full remodel if not yet in your budget, consider the option of upgrading your appliances. We use them every day and when they are working we hardly notice them. However, appliances are not just tools but in many cases are be showpieces and even a theme of a room.
Upgrading your appliances can affect your monthly bottom line, the right investment can change more than just your look. There are many options beyond color and style, there is also the change to high efficiency which will adjust your monthly utility use and reduce your homes carbon footprint.
Unlike the days of our mothers and grandmothers, we are not required to sacrifice style for function. Let’s break it down a bit, get to the brass of the situation and options. When it comes down to it, most appliances last for however long they decide to last. The lifespan of any tool we keep is mostly an enigma. However, manufacturers build their appliances with a set lifespan in mind. From there, these appliances could last longer than expected, or less than expected.
Under that particular mindset, most major home appliances last anywhere from 10-20 years, approximately. This includes the HVAC system, water heater, kitchen appliances, laundry machines, and so much more in the modern home.
The older the appliance, while functional you will see the difference in other ways. For example, most appliance today come with built-in tech options, reducing paper and increasing home wide or “smart home” communication on everyday tasks, need and schedules. Noise can be a deciding factor for many homeowners, those that don’t like the sound of that old ice machine can never hear when the washing is done or can hardly hear their guests over the sound of the oh so powerful dishwasher. Upgrading means a smarter, quieter, greener home.
To offset the cost of updating your appliances consider some of the following; selling or donating your old, but working appliances can mean putting cash back into your pocket or towards you new appliance investment.
If your old appliances are in good working order, you have a couple of options. You can donate them to a charity organization and list the fair market value as a tax deduction. Used-appliance dealers also buy and sell such products every day and if you’ve got something they can resell, they’ll pick up and haul away your castoffs and give you a few bucks in return.
There are always ways to balance out your projects and your needs for your home. If you are interested in upgrading your space and appliances you can get your Free No-Obligation quote started online today but contacting us here to discuss your options and budget.
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