When Do I Shop for the Appliances for My New Kitchen?

Main Line Kitchen Design discusses when it’s best to shop for those new appliances

If you are working with a good kitchen designer, then picking your appliances before meeting with your designer is probably not an effective use of your time. The space in your kitchen and the final layout will influence the appliances you select. Even though most of our customers are confident that they know their layout when they begin the design process, the majority are surprised to find themselves selecting different layouts and different appliances once choices they hadn’t known about or thought of are brought to their attention.


The money you spend on your kitchen renovation can be spent many ways. The best money you spend will be on the best design and layout. Expensive cabinetry door styles, finishes, and professional appliances can be important upgrades but have less impact on the finished kitchen than the design itself.

Invest your time most effectively, work with a professional kitchen designer on your kitchen’s design first and come up with a budget. Then work on the selections and pricing for each element of your kitchen such as the cabinets, countertops, appliances, backsplash, flooring, fixtures, and the cost of installation.

Example of a Frameless Kitchen

Choosing what aspects of your kitchen you are going to splurge on is difficult. For example, saving a thousand dollars on an appliance and putting the savings towards a more distinctive backsplash might make your backsplash what everyone talks about while the appliance change could go unnoticed.

Close up of the kitchen range and vent on the island

You’re the boss in deciding where to splurge on your new kitchen. If you get all the information, you can before starting to make choices, your choices will certainly be different. Most importantly, you will be happier with your finished kitchen.

We hope to help you find that kitchen …

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