When it comes to matching your budget
Let’s talk more about how much you can expect to spend on the essentials:
Budget appliance shopping: For a basic package of basic appliances that do fairly basic things, you can expect to spend anywhere from three thousand dollars, all the way up to five thousand dollars. A basic fridge with French doors will probably set you back around 1200 dollars. A good dishwasher costs about a grand, and a basic microwave is around 300 dollars. A freestanding electric stove will be about 1500 dollars.
Mid-range appliance shopping: If you like to spend time in your kitchen, either cooking or entertaining (or both), you are naturally going to have to spend a bit more. It is unlikely that you are going to spend more than fifteen thousand dollars.
High-end appliance shopping: This is when we are in the neighborhood of tens of thousands of dollars. Most people cap high-end luxury appliance shopping at around 50, 000 dollars. A massive commercial-grade fridge is likely to be one of your purchases. A high-end microwave that includes a steam oven is likely to be another. Every purchase in this arena is going to be a big ticket purchase, and that includes things like a downdraft island for the middle of the kitchen, and a double-wall oven. This doesn’t even get into appliance maintenance costs.
Start shopping by coming up with a list of what you know you are going to need, and what you will need from each appliance. Create a budget, but give yourself a little wiggle room when you start researching brands and models online. There are so many appliance brands out there, so it’s important to do your research to find the appliance that is closely tailored to your needs.