By Genevieve Cunningham
Refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, and electric ovens. These are modern conveniences that very few would want to do without. We’ve grown accustomed to the ease and overall convenience that these provide. And while you simply can’t have a home without them, it’s possible that your specific appliances are dragging down the look, feel, and value of your home. If your appliances aren’t very new or modern, take a look at these reasons why you should replace them as soon as today.
New Appliances Save Energy (and Money!)
If you haven’t upgraded appliances in a while, you’re probably in for some serious energy and money saving. Modern appliances are made much more energy efficient. This means helping the environment, and it also means saving your pocketbook. While it might seem like a hassle that just isn’t worth it, you might be surprised at the impact energy efficient appliances make on your overall bills over time.
New Appliances Modernize the Home
Old appliances date a home faster than almost anything. New appliances are more streamlined, generally found in basic colors, and usually have some form of technological touch. If your appliances are avocado green, big and bulky, or lack severely in technology advances, you can bet your home looks and feels much older than it should. Getting new appliances can instantly transform a home and make it feel just a little bit more modern and new, which can also raise value and improve your overall contentment.
New Appliances Create an Impact for Less
At first blush, updating appliances can seem like an expensive endeavor. It’s true that appliances will cost some money, but in the grand scheme of things, the price probably falls somewhere in the middle. You don’t have to replace them all at once, which can save you a little money upfront. But even if you do, it’s probably less expensive than remodeling a room by moving walls, replacing flooring, or quite a few other options. If you want a large impact with a smaller price tag, new appliances may be one of your best options.
We’re a world full of modern conveniences, and we like it that way. But when it comes to homes, we’re also a world that desires the newest and best. If your home’s appliances are lacking, it might be time to upgrade. While it can seem like a hassle, chances are good that it will be more than worth the trouble, and your home and its overall value will benefit in a big way.
It’s the Little Things, like sitting on the sofa seeing early morning shadows on the dishwasher. by Bennilover is licensed under CC BY 4.0