Planning a 30-year kitchen with 8-year appliances?
Hello! I am planning a kitchen remodel that I hope will last decades to come (and preparing to spend accordingly! Egad.) But, these days it seems appliances have a much shorter lifespan. How do you plan so your cabinets can stay as your appliances come and go?
Here is my particular conundrum: I'd like to install a smaller wall oven or ovens, but I worry I'll box myself out (ha ha) of replacing those appliances if'nn they stop working.
I'm mulling two scenarios:
1) a 30" range plus a 24" wall oven or
2) a 30" rangetop plus a 27" double oven.
I feel pretty confident the 30" range isn't going away, and the rangetop option still avoids any specific cutout. The ovens are another story, built in as they will be. I really don't need or want 30" wall ovens--not willing to give up the space or the energy given how I cook. Are 27" ovens a dying breed? Are full-height 24" ovens a dying breed? Are the shorter 24" speed-oven, steam-oven types coming from Wolf, Meile and the like taking over that size? Can the problem be solved with clever cabinet design? Can anyone see the future?? :)
I'd be happy to see the discussion open up to broader thoughts about appliance choices that don't guarantee cabinet problems down the road. Perhaps this will be a useful topic for many in the planning stages.