Choosing Appliances For Your Home

Kurt Reetz

There are so many appliances to choose from, homeowners can find it difficult to make a final selection.

Models change, colors change, and technology changes. As you develop your kitchen layout, choose the appliances that fit your lifestyle and budget.

Since appliances are a significant portion of your budget, it is important you select carefully.

Be sure to look at appliances in person. Appearance is important. Will the finish or color go well with your cabinets and countertops?


Homeowners pay a premium price for appliances in popular finishes. Every kitchen needs these essentials: a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove and oven. Your builder or designer will ask if you have a favorite brand and how you typically use your kitchen. Do you bake often? How many people do you typically cook for? How much space would you like for cold and frozen food storage? Are there any specialty appliances you want such as warming ovens, trash compactors, built in coffee makers or beverage coolers?


Do you entertain often? You may require a double oven, larger cooktop or larger refrigerator.

There are such a wide range of appliance decisions to be made it is helpful to work with an experienced designer. Redstart Construction’s experienced designers will assist you with these and other important selections whether you are remodeling or building a new home.


There are other items to discuss with your designer or builder:

  • The energy efficiency of your appliances

  • Do you want gas or electric appliances?

  • Size and available space

  • Range hoods and ventilation. How loud is it? Interior or exterior motor?

  • Microwave and its location - (countertop, under the counter, or built in)

  • Color - Many new colors and finishes are available

  • Outdoor grills

  • Washer and dryer

Call us for an appointment to discuss your next project.

We look forward to assisting you! 630 305 8230