Even low-cost appliances are still a huge investment for homeowners. So much more goes into the decision and purchase process than the price. While a built-in refrigerator and a standard wine cooler might have very different prices, they both require planning and research. The First Coast Supply team chats with customers in our Jacksonville, FL showroom every day about these big decisions. We’re here to give you some guidance to common areas of confusion when it comes to purchasing new appliances.
Start With the Obvious — Your Budget
You can’t progress in the purchase process without first deciding how much you want to spend. If you plan to undergo a full kitchen remodel, it’s crucial to include a line item for every single appliance. Certain elements of appliances will elevate the cost, and that can be okay. Make room for priorities, like a gas stove, by choosing a lower cost microwave.
Maybe you plan to simply replace just one or two appliances. First Coast Supply has a state-of-the-art showroom that has appliances, cabinets and countertops on display that fit most budgets. Our best advice is to first do your research. If you haven’t purchased new appliances in over a decade, you may be surprised by current prices.
Size Up Your Space
Narrow your search for new appliances by pulling out that tape measure. The three measurements you need are the length, width and depth. Accurate measurements allow you and your First Coast Supply designer to make the most of your space.
A full kitchen remodel allows you more flexibility with the appliances you purchase. There are plenty of great contractors around Jacksonville who work closely with First Coast Supply. A great builder will incorporate your preferenced appliances into their blueprints, not the other way around.
Choose Your Favorite Appliance Finish
Now, this is where it gets fun! There are so many finish options these days that it’s hard not to get overwhelmed. Some of the most popular options for Jacksonville homeowners and homes all around FL are stainless steel, modern white (not those cheap appliances from the early 2000s), sleek black, bold colors and paneled.
The market is very different from what it was 10 years ago. Did you know fingerprint resistant stainless steel appliances are now a thing? Yeah, it’s pretty incredible. Chat with our team to hear about all of the modern, exciting options for appliances.
Talk With Our Team to Ensure a Smart Appliance Purchase
You wouldn’t buy a house without talking to people in the area and consulting a real estate pro, would you? The same goes for the appliances you put in your home. The First Coast Supply professionals specialize in all things kitchen and bath. Before you swipe that credit card and buy a new refrigerator or oven, hear what your local pros have to say.
Need some help before making the big purchase? We’re here to help. Reach out to us today to get started on your kitchen project.