Choosing new appliances for your custom home is not always an easy task. There are many brands, styles and models to browse through, and the wide selection can feel overwhelming. Start by making sure your appliance is high-quality and includes a reliable warranty. The appliance should also fit in your kitchen and meet your needs.

It is important to think about your future when choosing a new appliance for your kitchen. You want to choose an appliance that is not going to be outdated in several years, especially if you are planning to sell your home in the future. Appliances that are current and trendy can increase the value of your home. If you are planning to stay in your home, choose an appliance you do not need to replace in five years. You can start by researching the current appliance trends and sales information from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. The next step is to narrow down your search to the products fit your lifestyle.

If you are still feeling overwhelmed about the selection, here are several things to keep in mind when choosing your next kitchen appliance.

Time-Saving Products

A product designed to save time is just what you need in the kitchen. The induction cooktop is one example of a time-saving appliance, and the market share of this appliance actually doubled in the span of six years. The AHAM believes it doubled due to the exact temperature control and faster cook times. This allows you to prepare meals without spending hours in the kitchen.

Less Effort To Use

It never hurts to invest in an appliance that requires less effort to use. One example is a bottom-mount refrigerator, which features a freezer below the refrigerator instead of above it. This raises the refrigerator to your height, so you do not have to hurt your back to find something on the bottom shelf. The bottom-mount refrigerator has become a convenient appliance to have in the kitchen, and the number of products sold doubled within six years.

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Status Symbol

Stainless steel is a great example of a status symbol that even has the potential to increase the value of your home. You can find many appliances with a stainless steel finish. This durable finish is resistant to stains, scratches and lingering germs.

Both cold and warm hues are marketed when it comes to stainless steel appliances. This is a benefit when matching your appliances to the color scheme in your kitchen. If you need help finding a hue that matches your kitchen, you can compare shades by taking a sample of your wall or cabinetry color to a showroom or home improvement store.

It is important to work with a professional when upgrading your appliances. Alair Homes Orlando professionals are knowledgeable in areas ranging from a home remodel to custom home building and can help you design and construct your new kitchen.

Taking the time to choose your new appliance brings you one step closer to enjoying your custom kitchen or custom built home.