Yes! The time has now come for you to finally decide what items and appliances you want and need in your kitchen! If you have read our previous article on the steps you need to take once you’ve bought a new house, you would know that this is the second step! Why? Because you definitely need to get everything in order first!
Once you have the bigger things settled, you can now focus on other things like your kitchen. What do you want your kitchen to look like? What color theme do you like? What are some essentials that you will definitely need? Are there any appliances that you absolutely must have? Once you consider all these factors, you already have a rough idea of what you want in your kitchen. Here are some tips to break down your organisation plan.
Even though it may be exciting to have everything brand new and looking good in your kitchen, you may want to set a budget for yourself so that you don’t overspend. Another way is to buy the absolute essentials and slowly buy appliances that you want to have - even if it is exorbitant - slowly.
Setting a budget for yourself specifically for kitchen appliances also allows you to have some wiggle room for your other expenses that you may have around your house and kitchen. Appliances are not the only thing that you may want to buy for your kitchen, you may want to consider having really nice dinnerware too!
Know your space
Another important factor that you have to consider when you are planning to buy your appliances is how much space you have in your kitchen. You have to be aware of the size of your appliances and how many appliances you have. If not, you’re going to find yourself with a huge and expensive coffee maker on your counter, but no space for a rice cooker.
If you need to, you can even measure the size of your countertops so that you can buy appliances that are just the right size. Don’t forget, you can’t fill up your entire tabletop with your appliances because you are going to need some space on your counter to prepare your meals.
Survey your options first. Don’t rush into buying the first big fridge you see, thinking that it is the best. Take your time to consider some options. Go to the different appliance showrooms and different stores to compare prices. Of course, having a list to keep track would be a great way of considering your options.
You may even want to consider having a similar color theme, so that your appliances match. If not, you may also want appliances that fit the color theme of your house, so there is nothing that sticks out like a sore thumb.
Hit the Sales
We’re not saying to be cheap, but if you can find items that are on sale, why not? Of course, don’t compromise the quality of your appliances for a sale, but what we mean is to find appliances that have a decent discount if possible. Every dollar really counts!
Lastly, before you make any purchases, don’t forget to check the warranty of each item. Kitchen and household appliances do have a warranty so don’t buy appliances that have no warranty! Make sure that your money is guaranteed for a good appliance!
Once you have made your lists, surveyed, and calculated your expenses, you can make your purchases! This will definitely be one of the most exciting parts of buying your house. It is definitely satisfying to set up your new appliances and equipment!