Home Features September 25, 2012

Do you love your home appliances?

Or do you dream of getting the latest, greatest, quietest model every time you turn on your dishwasher or open your frig? You're not alone. It's common to have a love/hate relationship with our kitchen appliances.

For most families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Keeping it updated and attractive will not only increase your enjoyment there, but boost the value of your home. The most important room to showcase to home buyers is typically the kitchen!

While newer appliances definitely help the selling process, stainless steel can close a deal. Concealed appliances — hiding your dishwater and fridge with cabinetry panels, for example — are also something potential buyers notice and like. Also popular are dual microwave/convection ovens, which are quickly becoming the norm in modern kitchens.

So whether you're dreaming about a new appliance or find yourself in the "dire need" stage, this look at the "Five Favorite Appliance Features" will be helpful. Before paying for lots of fancy options, think about your need for a "plate warmer" cycle in your dishwater or a refrigerator that's connected to the Internet!