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Old 02-18-2021, 11:32 AM
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as long as the color matches, who cares?....
Old 02-18-2021, 11:39 AM
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We just went through this updating a kitchen on a house we bought. We bought whatever we thought was the best of each application, didn't care for matching brands. Overall looks fine and the performance is what we wanted which we felt was most important.
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Extremely important. I wouldn't buy a house with different brand appliances. It's like not setting your HVAC temp to an even number. Anything less is an odd number, simply not proper.
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Are any of them Avecado Green?
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No more than matching fishing rods.
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My priorities are mixed up. Instead of buying a new boat this year,I decided to redo the house inside and out. We're doing the kitchen now and my wife wants a new refrigerator even though the older one works fine and is a top shelf box. I told her they were like my Mercury outboard as long as they're running fine they're going to stay, when they quit when we will get a new one
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Originally Posted by lazyboi1212 View Post
Only b!tchy women who have no purpose in life other than to pick at me and other small things like non-matching appliances cares. I'm married to one.
It won't matter for re-sale. If they want the house that bad they will change out appliances.
This is the worst advice I've seen. From someone who literally deals with this for a living it is an immediate non-starter for about 1/3 of buyers. That is a brutal hit for potential when selling your home. The one instance it is fine is in high end appliances, for example Sub Zero for the fridge and Viking on the range etc... There it can be more focused on the specialty of the brand.
Old 02-19-2021, 07:52 AM
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I prefer my cook and dishwasher to match:


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We just did a major Kitchen re-model. All LG Stainless and because we are going to put it on the market very soon, we have agreed to not use the oven, cook top, micro or dishwasher. Just leave the tags and stickers on them showing potential buyers that they are getting a NEW kitchen!

Bought an 'under the counter' micro in SS as well as a SS exhaust vent. Great comments on the kitchen so far.

Out of HS in 1972, I went to work for Bouche' Appliances in Coral Gables, delivering the goods. Avocado Green was big then as was Harvest Gold! I bought my folks their first microwave which a 50 pound Amana Radar Range that actually had 'touch screen' control buttons! Pretty amazing for 1972!

Mixed appliance would not stop me from buying the right house.......
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
This is the worst advice I've seen. From someone who literally deals with this for a living it is an immediate non-starter for about 1/3 of buyers. That is a brutal hit for potential when selling your home. The one instance it is fine is in high end appliances, for example Sub Zero for the fridge and Viking on the range etc... There it can be more focused on the specialty of the brand.
I know you're somehow in the real estate business, but I don't agree with this at all. Of all the folks I know that looked at and bought houses, I can't think of EVER a time when anyone complained about 'non matching' appliances in a house they looked at. Some had outdated appliances or ones in obvious need of replacements, but I can't recall anyone whining about different makes or models.

I bought a house with all Harvest Gold appliances. They were all original from the house built in the early 70's, so it was no surprise. I was going to redo the kitchen anyways, so I expected to replace them. Current house has an in-wall black oven/microwave combo, but stainless fridge (Monogram) and dishwasher (Whirlpool). No one has ever commented about the mismatch, even when I had potential buyers and agents walk through.

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Originally Posted by km1125 View Post
I know you're somehow in the real estate business, but I don't agree with this at all. Of all the folks I know that looked at and bought houses, I can't think of EVER a time when anyone complained about 'non matching' appliances in a house they looked at. Some had outdated appliances or ones in obvious need of replacements, but I can't recall anyone whining about different makes or models.

I bought a house with all Harvest Gold appliances. They were all original from the house built in the early 70's, so it was no surprise. I was going to redo the kitchen anyways, so I expected to replace them. Current house has an in-wall black oven/microwave combo, but stainless fridge (Monogram) and dishwasher (Whirlpool). No one has ever commented about the mismatch, even when I had potential buyers and agents walk through.
If being a full time agent for 13 years, having a side business flipping houses, consulting for real estate investors and consulting for law firms regarding real estate suits counts as "somehow in the real estate business" than, yes. In kitchens it is the number 1 complaint I hear. Oftentimes they will discuss just replacing them and building it into their offer.
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Imagine. Grown men debating the merits of matching kitchen appliances...
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If you're talking about homes above the + $650K range, then yes, my expectations are all appliances should mostly be of the same brand. If this is rental property, then you can Sanford and Son the whole place..
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Originally Posted by phillyg View Post
Extremely important. I wouldn't buy a house with different brand appliances. It's like not setting your HVAC temp to an even number. Anything less is an odd number, simply not proper.
I have my heat set on 65....am I in for some bad juju?
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Originally Posted by ttwo View Post
Imagine. Grown men debating the merits of matching kitchen appliances...
X2
Old 02-19-2021, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ttwo View Post
Imagine. Grown men debating the merits of matching kitchen appliances...
and getting caty with each other about it too.

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