Ask an Expert: Are Appliances Included With a Kitchen Remodel?

Your kitchen needs new appliances. Can a remodeling company help with that?

So you’re finally getting started with your kitchen remodel. Maybe your kitchen needs some cosmetic changes or functional rearrangement in order to truly suit your home, or maybe your kitchen is simply outdated. Kitchen remodeling and updating kitchen appliances often seem to go hand-in-hand, which can beg the question: are kitchen appliances included in your remodel? While there is quite an overlap, purchasing new kitchen appliances is typically separate from a kitchen remodel.

What’s Included in a Kitchen Remodel?

Your kitchen remodel may include new cabinets and storage, a new backsplash, new countertops, or organizational changes. Maybe you want a kitchen island installed, or maybe you need electric wiring rerouted to accommodate a new appliance. Essentially, your kitchen remodel tackles the landscape of your kitchen and the overall look of it. Your kitchen remodel can serve to make your kitchen more functional, but typically in the way that you organize storage and lay out your appliances. The appliances themselves are typically purchased and installed separately. 

What Counts as an Appliance?

So then, what counts as an appliance and what counts as a fixture included in your kitchen remodel? Your kitchen cabinets and countertops are not appliances, and your kitchen sink is typically considered a fixture. However, smart faucets such as voice command or touch-activated faucets may be considered appliances. Here are a few elements that are always considered kitchen appliances:

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave or toaster
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator and/or freezer

If you’re ever unsure whether something counts as an appliance or fixture, contact your remodeling company to make sure.

Why You Should Upgrade Kitchen Appliances During Your Remodel

While kitchen appliance upgrades may be a separate process from your kitchen remodel, it’s a good idea to get them done at the same time. Your kitchen remodel may open up possibilities when it comes to your kitchen appliances, such as giving you more space for a larger stove or oven. Rerouted electrical wiring or gas connections may allow you to change from gas to electric ovens and stoves or vice versa. It also saves the hassle of having to have work done on your kitchen at separate intervals. Your kitchen is already under construction, so now is the best time to add in those new elements.Looking forward to your kitchen remodel and need help to make it the kitchen of your dreams? Contact MBC Remodeling today for more information or a free, in-home consultation.

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