Is this the real reason why you hate your kitchen?


Do you hate the sight of your kitchen? Perhaps you purchased your home during Ireland’s housing boom, in which case you may have been left with the cheapest appliances that the developers could afford.

From 1995 until 2007, Ireland saw record levels of housing construction. From 2000, it is estimated that approximately 75,000 housing units were built every year with the peak coming in 2006 when 93,000 houses were built. Unfortunately, some developers only had one brief: fill these houses with the cheapest kitchen appliances that money could buy. It’s at least eight years since many of these appliances were fitted, and more likely to be more than that. Not only are thousands of Irish families are potentially living with cheap, and occasionally nasty, appliances, but they are also putting up with appliances that are long overdue a replacement.

It’s important to have the right kitchen set up. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Cooking and eating should be a source of comfort rather than misery. The right appliances can make a world of difference.

Of course, it’s not only those who purchased during the boom years that may have undesirable appliances. Perhaps you’re sick of the sight of your oven, your dishwasher has been causing you trouble, or you simply want something fresh. The best and easiest way to renovate a tired and uninspiring kitchen is to replace the appliances.

Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be a painful experience. Most appliances come in standard sizes so the old ones slide out and your new ones can be installed quickly and easily. This simple process instantly transforms your kitchen into something more desirable. We’re not saying that you’ll instantly fall in love with cooking if that’s not your forte, but at least it’ll be a more pleasant experience.

There are other benefits to fixing up your kitchen, especially if you have been left with the builder’s “budget” pick of appliances. Newer appliances are designed with energy efficiency in mind and they’ve come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Not only is this kinder to the environment, but your bank balance will thank you each and every month when it comes time to pay the bills.

Likewise, dishwashers are more efficient and consume less water than in previous years. With the water charges set to come into effect from the end of the year, with bills arriving next year, a change now could save you substantially in the long run. Plus, when you consider that the household tax will increase next year, it makes sense to save money where possible.

New appliances transform a kitchen, freshen up its appearance, and can actually end up saving you money rather than costing you money.

Call into Harvey Norman to talk with staff to find out how you can save money and find the right appliances for your home.

In Short: Many houses were left with cheap kitchen appliances after the property boom, so refresh your kitchen and potentially save money with new appliances.

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