Are high end kitchen appliances worth the extra money?

Answered by Brendan ~ May 14, 2012 ~ Comments

I am remodeling my kitchen and need to decide which new appliances to buy. I am amazed at the range of costs for kitchen appliances, and do not know how much I should spend. Do you think that expensive appliances are worth the extra cost if I will be selling the house in 5-7 years?

Marcia ~ Norwalk, CT

Brendan Fowler

That is a very good question. The kitchen is the focal point of a home and is also the most valuable square footage in a home. In my opinion, if there is one place to spend a little extra money it is in the kitchen, especially if you plan on selling in the next few years. It is easy to triple an appliance budget just by changing the finishes on the appliances and it is easy to second guess yourself on what you should be spending. If you read appliance reviews, you will find something great and something terrible about every appliance. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Whether it is worth spending more money on appliances is ultimately a question you will have to answer yourself. It is my opinion, that money spent in a kitchen, is money well spent, but how much money, that is a question for the person holding the check book.

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