Home renovations and other building projects usually include the tearing down of walls and/or the installation of new ones. Then there are the fresh coats of paint, new flooring, updated lighting, tiling (especially if you’re renovating a bathroom or kitchen), plumbing, electrical, and the list goes on. With all that effort, it makes sense to add shiny, new home appliances to complete the look. Whether you’re a homeowner renovating your kitchen or a contractor building a complex, Genier’s Vernon appliances’ experts are here to help. Here are 5 tips to consider when shopping for and installing new appliances for your renovation project:
This is especially important when it comes to measurements. As all home appliances come in particular sizes, you’ll want to make sure they fit in with your plans. This includes washers and dryers for your laundry room, as you’ll want to consider height if you’re installing stackable models, or width for larger appliances, as well as the access to plumbing. For a kitchen remodelling project, it’s important to know the measurements of all your appliances, including cook ranges, fridges, dishwashers, and ventilation, before you install cabinetry in order to make sure everything fits.
An appliance expert can offer their knowledge on measurements and advise on what appliances will fit into your plans before you build.
This is especially important if you are renovating a home for reselling. Not only will you want to consider the most modern appliances that are currently on trend, but the best appliances for functionality. This includes appliances that blend in and are stylish (see our next tip on built-in appliances), that are energy efficient (see tip #4) or that offer smart technology such as remote temperature control.
Many homeowners and contractors are avoiding kitchen appliances that “stick out” and are instead opting for built-in wall and counter appliances. This is a great way to save space and integrate your appliances into the design of your kitchen with a seamless, modern look.
Genier’s offers built-in Vernon fridges, known as column refrigerators, that include French door as well as side-by-side and top-bottom fridge-freezer configurations in a wide variety of styles. You can choose from many different colour appliances or those that have cabinetry fronting so that your fridge blends in with your cabinets. There are also choices for built-in beverage and wine fridges.
Many modern kitchens also feature built-in cooking appliances such as combination wall ovens that come in steam, convection or microwave options and can be stacked in a number of configurations as well as gas range or induction counter cooktops.
With the cost of electricity and natural gas, many homeowners are looking to lessen their energy bills. A home renovation project is a good time to consider which appliances will save you the most money in the long run. Before you make that decision, it helps to know the cost of energy prices in your region.
Fortis BC offers an appliance comparison tool that identifies the approximate annual energy cost for the kind of home appliances in Vernon, BC homeowners use. You can choose from a wide selection of appliances to see whether it is more efficient with electricity or gas.
For more information on this topic, read our blog on Cooking with Blue: When to Switch Over to Gas Ranges from Electric.
Genier’s appliance warehouse offers 58 of the best brands in all manner of appliances, and with that often comes special promotions or manufacturer specials, where you can get a deal when buying one or more appliances.
Looking for new appliances for your renovation or new construction project? Genier’s non-commissioned sales experts take the time to go over your plans and provide knowledge and expertise to bring your project to life with the most modern, stylish and functional appliances available. Our appliances Vernon store also offers service and delivery throughout the Okanagan as well as Kamloops.