Appliance Brand Suites vs Mixed Brands:
Tips for selecting appliances for your new home or remodel.
Are you buying/building a new home or remodeling your kitchen? If so, then you’re most likely getting new appliances. Selecting your appliances can be a really enjoyable experience, but it can also be quite stressful. Here are some recommendations:
Plan ahead. Make your appointment with Arizona Wholesale well in advance so that the products you select can be ordered, delivered and installed on a timely basis.
If you’re new home is being built by one of the production home builders, your selection will likely be limited to a preselected brand and a few models within that brand that will fit properly in your kitchen. At the other end of the spectrum, if you’re building a custom home, and your plans have yet to be drawn up, you will have a very wide selection of brands and features, that are limited only by your imagination and your budget. In many instances selecting appliances for a new kitchen falls somewhere in between: while you have numerous choices, you also have definite preferences and budget constraints. Either way, the professionals at Arizona Wholesale are expert in helping home buyers get the right appliances for their new home buyers or kitchen remodel.
When choosing appliances for your new kitchen, you may be faced with this question:
“Should I buy a complete set of appliances of a single brand, or should I pick and choose each appliance from a variety of brands.”
Here are some of the pros and cons:
If you stick with a single brand, you should be able to “match” appliances for a uniform look in your kitchen. Knobs, handles, and trim are likely to be designed to go together to create a common look and enhance your kitchen appearance.
The appliance brand, reputation, and strength usually carries across product categories, and warranties may be common from one product to another. Importantly, there can be price advantages for buying an entire suite of appliances in a single brand. It is not unusual for a manufacturer to offer an incentive or even a free appliance for buying an entire suite of one brand. For example, for years Thermador has had a One, Two, FREE promotion. For example, buy a cooktop and oven and get a FREE dishwasher. That’s a big savings. Other manufacturers have similar offers. These incentives should definitely enter into your considerations.
On the other hand, picking and choosing each individual appliance from among all the separate brands could make sense if you have strong preferences in different appliance categories. Suppose you are determined to have a Sub Zero built-in refrigerator, a Miele dishwasher, and a Jenn-Air range. These appliances are well-regarded in each of those categories, but they will not particularly match in appearance. Each brand has their own “look”, and you will not have the family appearance that you get with a single brand where handles and knobs all match and where, for example, digital displays are the same shade of blue. Some brands even have different finishes. For example, GE has its own Slate finish which is gray, but not Stainless Steel. Finally, when mixing brands in a kitchen you will forfeit any incentives, such as a free dishwasher, for buying a common brand.
The best way to select appliances for your new kitchen is to make an appointment with one of the design consultants at Arizona Wholesale. For more information call or visit us:
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