How Appliances Affect Your Home's Resale Value

Are you wanting upgraded appliances in an effort to raise the resale value of your home? The cost may be a bit shocking, but it may be worth it in the long run, especially if you want to sell your house soon. Whatever your situation may be, it’s essential to consider a few different elements when upgrading your appliances.

Let’s take a look at how appliances affect your home’s resale value.

Refrigerators

The refrigerator is the first appliance you should consider upgrading if you want to raise the value of your home. Unsure if you should? Hint: An avocado-green refrigerator from the 1970s may mean it’s time to upgrade. 

We recommend choosing a sleek, stainless steel refrigerator for the greatest return on investment. And black interiors have been all the rage lately, particularly because they make your food products pop out more than a white interior. 

While color is important, the type of model will also have an impact on the resale value. There are several different types of refrigerator models, including side-by-side and french doors. 

Side-by-side refrigerators and freezer sections are parallel to each other and run from top to bottom. These models offer a similar amount of freezer and refrigeration space. However, the compartments are relatively small, so it may be hard to fit your large frozen pizza.

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French door refrigerators have two narrow doors on top and a freezer below. Particular models have one or more drawers in between. These well-designed units are at chest height, so all of your favorite foods are at arm’s reach. The small-swing doors also save space and energy.

Oven & Stove

For a stove, you’ll need to choose between gas, induction, or electric. All options provide value for your home. Your unique preferences will come into play when shopping for your oven and stove. If you’re on a budget, an electric range may be your best bet. Are you a big chef who craves food control? A gas stove will be your best friend. Induction provides quick and energy-efficient heat. Here are more on the pros and cons of gas and electric stoves and more to help you pick.

To get the best of both worlds, choose a dual fuel kitchen range. The oven is electric, while the stove is gas. Electric ovens are capable of creating more heat and providing consistent and even baking, so electric ovens are generally preferred to gas. It’s an excellent solution if you prefer the precise control of gas burners up top and the baking abilities of an oven electric.

Microwave

As a typical rule of thumb, make sure your microwave matches with your other appliances, whether that’s white, black stainless steel, or Tuscan stainless steel. Look for microwaves that have shine and are finger-print resistant. Microwaves can also come with an enamel interior, which is durable, scratch-proof, and easy to clean. 

Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is a convenient appliance, so it’s a good idea to make sure it’s efficient. That being said, you don’t need to go overboard with your budget since you won’t get a huge ROI for it. Typically, a dishwasher’s lifespan lasts only 10 to 15 years. 

Washer and Dryers

High-efficiency, top, and front-load washers combined with complementing dryers will no doubt increase the value of your home. 

Additional Features to Consider 

Your appliance choices don’t stop with color and model type. There are additional features to consider, including smart technology. Smart appliances (IoT-enabled appliances from everyday life) have increased homeowner satisfaction by being innovative and helpful. They take care of things you’d rather not use brain power. 

Another feature to consider is energy-efficiency. Having energy-efficient appliances will reduce your carbon footprint while putting more money in your pocket. However, don’t replace an appliance just for the sake of energy savings. It is not likely to have the energy savings pay for the cost of the new appliance.  Here are a few simple changes you can make around your house for a more eco-friendly home.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace an Appliance?

Before you start to Google “new home appliance” because you want to increase the resale value of the house, let’s discuss the costs of replacing an appliance and if it’s worth it. 

Depending on the make, model, and brand, you may spend anywhere between $300 to $3,000.

In addition to paying for the cost of the machine itself, be prepared to pay for hidden fees, such as removal, installation, cabinet redesigns, disposal, and taxes. If you don’t believe that the appliance won’t significantly impact your home’s resale value or you aren’t selling your home within the next five years, you may want to hold off.

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Remember, appliances are here to make our lives easier! If you need appliance repair or suggestions on upgraded appliances, contact iFiX today to schedule an appointment.

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