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After Stainless (article in WSJ)?

Posted by sheilaaus122 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 8, 12 at 9:23

I know this has been mulled over before, but I saw this while surfing the web from the WSJ (Wall Street Journal) - After Stainless - what?
I was excited to see what they would suggest as I do have white appliances. When I modified I kept the appliances which at that time were probably about 7 or 8 years old(mini renovation several years ago where we changed countertops, hardware, and removed soffits and added molding etc but did not replace cabinets or appliances)....and I guess I just don't love stainless so I didnt feel the need to change out the appliances. Also, it has been my experience that they sure dont make things the way they used to; translate that into why should I swap out totally functional appliances with something newer, cuter that will probably flunk out sooner. I figure I will wait until they act up to replace.
Lately though I guess with an eye towards re-sale in the next few years, I think I came to realize that if the appliances were stainless, the kitchen/house would probably be more appealing to buyers ~even on a subconscious level ,which is what I think home sales are based on.

Thinking about this, I am still in no rush to replace but would love to have some sort of idea or plan in mind for when it does come time to replace.
Unfortunately, I didn't really see anything all that compelling in the article that called my name but i am posting it bc I sure did find it timely and thought you all might enjoy as well.
Ever hopeful of latching onto the next new trend :) enjoy the article.

Here is a link that might be useful: link to article


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RE: After Stainless (article in WSJ)?

We bought our white glass fridge from Jenn-Air (whirlpool) a few years ago, because I wasn't into the giant hulking grey thing in my kitchen and our old one starting to konk out. (The old one was S/S.)

We get so many compliments, it's lovely and bright and shiny. It shows fingerprints too, but not as badly as the stainless. That said, I really don't think that you should rush to replace things that work for any reason. Seems so wasteful!

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RE: After Stainless (article in WSJ)?

Wow young deb, that's an awesome looking fridge! I would have considered white appliances if they looked like yours (and were in my budget) hahaha...


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RE: After Stainless (article in WSJ)?

Wow young deb, that's an awesome looking fridge! I would have considered white appliances if they looked like yours (and were in my budget) hahaha...


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RE: After Stainless (article in WSJ)?

Sorry Sheila, Remodelfa beat you to it ...

Guess it's official... Stainless appliances are passe

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0917430231908.html?27


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