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Help changing kitchen appliances to reduce costs

Posted by yebo (My Page) on
Thu, May 24, 12 at 21:10

You really helped with the kitchen appliance list for my renovation. Now, almost starting, I have to drastically reduce costs. I�m hoping that from the original appliance list (with questions and comments), you�ll be able to suggest good alternatives (model numbers would be great).

1. Range: BS 30", light ivory 1015. This is the hardest. I really wanted open burners; is it true there aren�t any @ much lower price point? Also I love the idea of a colored range. What about Berta in antique white? Or just going in a different direction � induction range, Elux ? Or an even less expensive one?
2. Recirculating hood (has to be recirculating) � Zephyr Roma (ZROM90BS-36")
3. Liebherr 30"; no water (CS 1400) � Maybe outside water if a much less expensive frig
4. Double DishDrawer Fisher Paykel � Strongly prefer DishDrawers or another setup for small loads.
5. Sharp microwave drawer � 24". Is it worth it � compared to regular micro?Seemed great to minimize reaching,

Truly thank you,


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RE: Help changing kitchen appliances to reduce costs

1. Range: you can go with the RCS BS instead of the RNB - both open burners. You can try American Range - they are less expensive.
2. cannot speak to the hood
3. lieberr 30 much cheaper fridges are available but for the integrated look, liebherr is the least expensive - Northland might be a good option
4. Double dish drawers are relatively "new" so still command a premium, much cheaper options in traditional style
5. I don't like MW drawers - seems like a major cost increase for questionable utility and turns a $200 appliance into a $1000 - $1500 appliance.
I don't know how much $$$ your are trying to recover but you could get back a $1-2000 by switching to move basic/less trendy options with the DW and MW. I would not switch much on the range - its a showpiece of a kitchen.
The fridge has lots of room to save - dozens of options to choose from.
caspian


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