If you’re more classic, you probably know whether you want stainless steel, black, or white appliances, but you may not have considered what features your appliances will need to have in order to best fit your lifestyle.

Often, homeowners start the remodeling process without first giving thought to the tools they’ll need for cooking and entertaining in their new space. KOB Kitchen brings you some tips on how to choose the best appliances for your lifestyle.

CONSIDER YOUR LIFESTYLE

While shopping for appliances, be sure to consider your family’s lifestyle. Do you cook every day? What about baking? How often do you have friends home?

All of these questions will help you determine which appliance models are a priority and which ones are not essential. If you have a large family and cook regularly, accommodating an oversized fridge might be the highest priority for your remodel. On the other hand, if you’re a small family of two, you might consider freeing up cabinet space by downsizing from a standard 24-inch dishwasher to a compact model.

SIZE AND DIMENSIONS

If you’re not changing your kitchen’s layout, the space available to you will say which appliance models you can choose from since their dimensions will have to fall within a predetermined range.

It is important that you know what specific appliances you’ll be adding to your new space. Since kitchens are designed around appliances, appliance research is essential to the design process. An experienced kitchen designer is a great resource to consult with as you work through the process of laying out your space.

FINISHES AND STYLES

After researching and comparing models, you finally get to choose what styles and finishes you want for your kitchen. Some of the classics have been trending the past few years and show no signs of slowing down. Though these are safe bets, your kitchen should be a reflection of your personality. Whether you choose to go bold or play it safe, be sure to choose appliances that will work for you and your family, and that is a style you’ll love for years after settling into your dream kitchen.