Essential Guide to Buying New Kitchen Appliances in Singapore
You probably (hopefully!) don't buy new kitchen appliances all that often, so when it's actually time to take the plunge — on an appliance of any size — it can be overwhelming. Buying a new range, refrigerators, or laundry pair isn’t an everyday thing. In fact, I think buying a new appliance is a bit of a big deal. These purchases can be expensive and you never want to make a costly mistake, ordering something you hate using.
Know Your Budget
First things first, you need to know how much you can invest in your new appliance(s). I say invest because while there is a wide range of price points in today’s marketplace, an appliance is still a bigger-ticket item than a new pair of shoes is for your family’s budget. Know what budget you are working within and go from there.
Buy Only What You Need
Make a list of mandatory features or needs for your new appliance(s). I find it helpful to put features into either a must-have or like-to have column. This helps prioritize and also keeps budget considerations in check. Include in this any design features you’d like.
Know Your Space
The picture-perfect refrigerator with all your wants and needs, including budget, is great except when it doesn’t fit into the space you have in your kitchen. A very critical step is measuring especially when it comes to picking a refrigerator. I’ll repeat, measure the hole where you want your new refrigerator, measure, measure. Oh, and measure again.
The biggest problem is that new refrigerators have massive doors, really deep cabinets, and non-standard heights. If you are planning a big renovation this step is less critical, but it is always best to start with your new appliances and then build the room around them rather than the other way around.
Shop the Sales
If you find something you like but you're not thrilled with the price, ask a sales associate when your pick is scheduled to go on sale. Waiting a week or two could be all it takes to reduce your purchase price by as much as 25 percent. Or wait to buy until a holiday weekend, like Thanksgiving or New Year Sale, when appliances are often discounted for a short time.
Look for a Package Deal
If you need to buy several appliances at once, like a hood, hob and oven or all new appliances for your home, an appliance package could be your biggest source of savings. Retailers frequently bundle appliances to boost sales, and these packages can offer significant savings over the price of purchasing each item individually.
You’ll be better off if you can plan a new appliance purchase in advance. But even if you run your old appliances into the ground, you still have opportunities to get a good deal. In fact, it’s safe to say that given the number of options available, you should never pay full price for a new appliance purchase. Remember also that in order to save the most money on your large appliances, it pays to maintain them properly.
When was the last time that you bought a new appliance? where to buy kitchen appliances online in Singapore?
- Contractor Ram