Tips for Selecting Appliances

Appliance Help for New Homebuyers

Arizona Wholesale Supply is Arizona's Leading Builder Distributor


New homebuyers have to make a lot of choices when selecting all the finishes, and products that go into their dream home. Fortunately, production home builders preselect options and upgrades that are suitable for their homes. Even so, making appliance selections can be very challenging. Here are a few tips in choosing appliances:

  1. Narrow the field. If your builder has a list of models and packages that are available to you, part of your work is already done. Don't waste time looking at brands or models that aren't available for the home you are purchasing. Even If you are building a custom home, there will still be some constraints based on the size of your kitchen, location of gas, water, and electric lines, etc.

  2. Budget and plan accordingly. If it's been a number of years since you purchased major appliances, get prepared for some sticker shock. Today's appliances will save money on energy usage, and still are a very good buy when factoring inflation over the years. However, when you want a built-in refrigerator, combo ovens, and other premium appliances such as wine storage units, built-in warming drawers, steam ovens and coffee makers, you're going well into 5 figures ($XX,XXX.XX).

  3. Consider brands. At Arizona Wholesale Supply, we carry the popular priced major production brands GE, Whirlpool, and Frigidaire (Electrolux). We also are your supplier for upscale brands, such as GE Profile, Electrolux, KitchenAid, and Bosch, as well as a host of luxury brands such as Jenn-Air, Monogram, Viking, SubZero-Wolf, Thermador, Miele and many more. Most production home builders offer selections from only a single brand or two, and even semi-custom builders usually stick with a few preferred brands. For that matter, new home buyers tend to pick most or all their appliances from a single brand that they prefer. It not only narrows choices to products that the buyer is going to be comfortable with, appliance brands tend to have matching handles, knobs, etc.

  4. Work with a professional. Arizona Wholesale Supply consultants have many years experience with home builders, designers, and new home buyers. If your builder or design professional is one of the many that we supply, you can make an appointment at one of our locations to select your appliances.

Arizona Wholesale Supply is a family owned company, based right here in Arizona, and we've been at this for over 70 years.

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Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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New Home Builder Appliance Options and Upgrades

New Home Buyer Appliance Options and Upgrades

Logical Steps to Better Appliances

Buying a new home? Get ready to make a lot of decisions. Whether it's a corner lot, stainless steel appliances or taller cabinets; home buyers are faced with a seemingly endless array of choices and charges. Yet, at the same time, options can seem limited as home buyers find that the builder cannot always handle unique requests.

Consider a new home buyer's basic appliance choices.

1. Builder standard appliance package:

  • Self-cleaning freestanding range
  • Microwave-hood combination
  • Dishwasher

2. Builder upgrade to stainless steel appliances.

Stainless Appliance Packge

Stainless Appliance Package

3. Builder second upgrade to deluxe appliances:

  • Smoothtop self-clean range with convection
  • Deluxe super quiet dishwasher
  • Microwave hood with added features

It's a simple good, better, best upgrade choice with the option to also add:

  • Refrigerator
  • Washing machine and matching dryer.

And all this can be included on your mortgage. However, suppose you want appliances that the builder doesn't offer. Perhaps you want built-in instead of freestanding appliances. You may find the builder just cannot accommodate such requests. Such changes would require that the kitchen be reconfigured. Cabinets, countertops, plumbing, and electrical changes would need to be made.

Builders predetermine all the materials and selection choices for the home, creating a standardized repeatable production process (even for options) so that homes can be completed on budget and on time. They really do want to offer choices that will make new home buyers happy. The option and upgrade selection process is designed to do just that.

As Arizona's leading appliance distributor Arizona Wholesale Supply consults with home builders to help them select the most desirable and popular appliance choices for their appliance standards and option upgrade packages. Then Arizona Wholesale Supply design consultants help home buyers through the process of choosing from the various builder options and upgrades. At Arizona Wholesale Supply the objective is to have both a happy home buyer AND a happy home builder.

For more information call or visit the experts at Arizona Wholesale Supply .

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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Arizona Wholesale Supply Offsite Design Studio

Learn About Homebuyer Selection Centers

Arizona Wholesale Supply Builder Services

Of course, everyone knows that Arizona Wholesale Supply (AWS) is Arizona's largest builder distributor with operations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson. It's also no surprise that homebuilders often send their new home buyers to one of these AWS showroom locations to select their appliances, floor coverings, and window treatments. BUT, very few people know that Arizona Wholesale Supply operates an offsite design studio for one of Arizona's leading homebuilders.

Mattamy Homes

At this builder specific design studio, home buyers select not only appliances, floor coverings, and window treatments, but Arizona Wholesale Supply design consultants also help home buyers with their selections of cabinets, countertops, lighting options, and much more. Click on the YouTube video below to visit this amazing facility:

In addition to operating separate builder design studios, AWS trained consultants make house calls! That's right, Arizona Wholesale Supply sends its own design consultants to builder selection centers in model home complexes to meet with buyers and assist them in selecting their options and upgrades.

Model Home Complex

Model Home Complex

For more information about Arizona Wholesale Supply's design studio services contact Bill Parks at 602 258-7901.

Appliances, floor coverings, window treatments, and more

Arizona Wholesale

Phoenix 602 258-7901, Scottsdale 480 596-0092, Tucson 520 795-4663

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