If you are doing a kitchen overhaul and you want to order all new appliances, there are some things that you want to do. Buying the appliances takes some research and time; don't just pick out what you think looks nice. It's important that you have everything planned out in advance before all the appliances arrive at your home. Here are some of the things that you want to schedule and do to help save money, and also so you know that all of the appliances have been installed properly.
Energy Star Appliances
You want to conserve energy while you are using the dishwasher and while the refrigerator is running all day. Make sure that the units you buy get the Energy Star label of approval, so you know that they have been designed to conserve energy, which will save you money over time. If you want to sell in the future, the Energy Star appliances will also be a great selling feature.
Sell, Donate, or Scrap
Are you not sure how you want to get rid of the old appliances, but you don't want to have to pay to take them to local waste facility? If so, you can first try to sell the appliances. With a classified site or online garage sale it may be easy to make a small profit on the appliances, and then you don't have worry about paying to get rid of them.
Local shelters and organizations that help people financially may want to take the appliances so other people can use them in their homes. If you can find an organization that wants the units, have someone who sells scrap come to pick them up and pay you cash for the metal.
Schedule a Plumber
You want to have a professional kitchen plumber come the day that you are having the appliances delivered to install everything for you. They will check the fixtures and water lines to make sure that nothing is damaged or leaking, and also check to see that all gas lines are safe for the property. You want a full plumbing inspection and proper installation so you don't have to worry.
These are all of the things that you want to know and take into consideration when you are ready to upgrade the appliances in your home. Shop around and find the best picks for your property, and get them professionally installed.