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Old 02-18-2021, 07:51 AM
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About 7 years ago my (ex) wife and I replaced the original (and still quite functional) white Whirlpool Gold appliances with matching Kenmore Elite stainless appliances because of the hardship of using non stainless appliances. And then in 2016 she redid the kitchen and we replaced the Kenmore Elite stove/microwave with GE Profile slide-in range and microwave but we kept the Kenmore Elite French door (aka LG) refrigerator and dishwasher. Several weeks ago the Kenmore/LG fridge stopped working (main system board $640) and the appliance repair guy suggested not to fix it because the LG compressor was a ticking time bomb and instead to replace it with a Whirlpool side-by-side. The ice maker on the LG also stopped working every 4-6 weeks and I had to disassemble/defrost it which was really annoying. So I replaced it with a Whirlpool side by side (with ice maker IN the freezer).

So now I have a Whirlpool fridge, Kenmore Elite dishwasher, and GE Profile range/microwave. Oh the horror!

I assume this won't be a significant issue when it comes time to sell the house in a couple years?
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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.
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I mean you may find some Karen that will nit pick about it but as long as they are all the same color I don't see what it matters. I have a new construction home and I don't think all of the appliances the builder put in are the same, they are all just stainless.
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I hope not...When we remodeled our house, I went with what I found to be the best in their category at the time. Wolf cooktop, Dacor oven, Bosch dishwasher and KitchenAid refrigerator. I know there's probably better fridges, but the KitchenAid was one of very few that had the features and dimensions we required.
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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.
I married one as well and just finishing up a remodel. I'm about 49/51 on the told you so moment. I won't affect resale.
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As previously stated, all appliances should be white - to match the wedding dress of the dishwasher....
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It won’t affect resale. If I were going to remodel or build a kitchen today, I would buy the best I could afford in each appliance for durability, reliability, and features, without regard to manufacturer. These days, no single manufacturer has the best across all appliances, especially for durability. As long as they are all the same finish, (e.g. all white, black, or stainless, etc.) it should not matter.
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I have never matched appliances and never had a house not sell. Hell I am putting together a binder of all my house stuff (it’s coming to the market) and had to look and see what my appliances were. They don’t match, but people see stainless steel and 99% of the time couldn’t care less.
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Shouldn't matter, but you never know with buyers. The common house buyer today still thinks stainless appliances are desirable and trendy, so you never know how people really evaluate or value things.
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I've only sold two homes in my life and neither had matching appliances and it was never brought up. If I were to purchase a home and the seller left the appliances in it I could care less if they were matching.

Even if you had a home that had matching appliances, at some point they're not going to match. Unless they either all failed (beyond the cost of reasonable repair) at the same time, or, if you replaced them all when just one of them failed. And if you got that kinda dough, more power to ya. Lol.
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I would have to say it depends upon the sales price and condition of the house. If it’s a house you have lived in and someone buying it will have visions of remodeling/updating in the next few years, it won’t make a damn bit of difference. If you are moving out and remodeling/updating and then selling the house, it will depend upon the price range of the house. An upper end house that is being sold as turn key, then it could make a difference. If it’s a starter home to mid range and the buyers are on a budget and trying to buy the most they can for their money, it won’t matter as long as they are new.

Once any appliance gets over 3-4 yrs old, every buyer is going to have future replacement in their mind anyways, so current brand won’t matter. Sounds like this is the case with you, so I would go with what you like.
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I'm the person who chose our house and the amount we offered, and I had to check the brand of appliances today to see if they matched.

If my wife had been screechy about the brands not matching while we were looking, I'd still own it, I'd just live here by myself. That would be annoying as hell. I wouldn't listen to that at all.
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I insist that all my kitchen appliances match, but only because otherwise my Amana tattoo would make me a poser.
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Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
I've only sold two homes in my life and neither had matching appliances and it was never brought up. If I were to purchase a home and the seller left the appliances in it I could care less if they were matching.

Even if you had a home that had matching appliances, at some point they're not going to match. Unless they either all failed (beyond the cost of reasonable repair) at the same time, or, if you replaced them all when just one of them failed. And if you got that kinda dough, more power to ya. Lol.
Agree. The exception would be if say you had a mutli-million dollar home and it had all upscale say Viking appliances except someone put a Sears dishwasher in the mix, it might raise some eyebrows. LOL
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In a couple of years those appliances at the age where many new buyers would replace all appliances when they move in.
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Originally Posted by SeaJay View Post
In a couple of years those appliances at the age where many new buyers would replace all appliances when they move in.
This was my exact thought. If was buying a house with a new or redone kitchen, I'd be pretty disappointed with mismatched appliances. I would think whoever did the work just bought the cheapest they could find on sale, and likely skimped corners on everything else they did.

If I'm buying a house that has 10 year old appliances, but they are all the same color and somewhat match, then I wouldn't think anything of it.
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Originally Posted by beber View Post
This was my exact thought. If was buying a house with a new or redone kitchen, I'd be pretty disappointed with mismatched appliances. I would think whoever did the work just bought the cheapest they could find on sale, and likely skimped corners on everything else they did.

If I'm buying a house that has 10 year old appliances, but they are all the same color and somewhat match, then I wouldn't think anything of it.
Another way to look at it is right now thanks to Covid, you are lucky to get any appliance period. I also have no problem mixing appliances as no one manufactures have the best rated appliances overall. So if it meant having a GE frig and a Bosch dishwasher with aFrigidaire range and say all these are rated best in their class, I would go that route every time.
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You're ****ed. No one is buying that mess. They'd rather have matching ikea.
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No big deal.
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Heck no.

Oven: GE, (white)
Stove Top: whirlpool (white)
Dishwasher: Kitchen Aide (stainless)
Refriderator: Jenn Aire (Maytag) (white)

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