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Evaluating the Resale Value of a New Stove

Published on NewsOK Published: December 16, 2012

Finally, space can be an important thing to think about. Many traditional ranges including a cook top and oven are designed to fit in standardized spaces at the counter or in the kitchen. If you get a bigger or smaller model, it could force you to redesign your kitchen. If you upgrade to a separate cook top and wall oven, this can require an expensive retrofit to accommodate all your new equipment. Measure your existing space and think about how you utilize it before you give up precious kitchen real estate for a new stove.

Some cooks may be tempted by commercial stove models because they look impressive and appeal to people interested in having gourmet kitchens. It’s a good idea to rethink that plan. These stoves are designed for heavy, high-capacity use in commercial kitchens, not for home use. They require special ventilation and hookups or you could run the risk of fire and other problems in the kitchen. There are some great midrange stoves that are designed for serious home cooks and chefs that won’t break the bank, and will provide features similar to those offered by a commercial stove.

If you are putting your home on the market, you might want to talk with a real estate agent or home stager about a kitchen remodel to determine what’s popular in your area, and which modifications you can make to create the most appealing kitchen package for buyers. The right kitchen can clinch a deal, while buyers may be turned off by a kitchen they have to remodel. Don’t make the mistake of investing in kitchen equipment that won’t fit the bill!

s.e. smith writes discusses HVAC contractors in San Francisco and other home topics on

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