Whether you’re buying a new kitchen range for the houses in LA you just purchased or buying a new range to update your home before putting it on the market, heed this advice: Measure your space before you leave for the store.
Then take both the measurements and the tape measure with you to the store. Measure the width between the cabinet sides, and measure the space between the counter-tops.
Next, look behind the stove. Is the electrical outlet recessed or does it stick out from the wall?
As a friend learned recently, 30″ isn’t always 30″. The actual space needed between counter tops can vary depending upon the style of the stove. In addition, while most kitchen ranges allow space in back for the electrical outlet, not all do.
He happened to choose a new range that required the skills of both a carpenter and electrician before it fit in place.
Houses in LA and Their Remodeled Kitchens
While you may have factored a new kitchen range into the cost of selling or of moving in to your new houses in LA, you probably didn’t put the services of a carpenter or an electrician in your budget.
So save yourself both time and money – take the time to choose a new range that actually fits into the designated space without alterations.
One more thing… As a convenience to you, most stores will haul your old range away for disposal. But think about donating it instead. Here in these houses in LA, the neighborhoods we have non-profit organizations that support their causes through the sale of used merchandise. Before your new stove arrives, give them a call to see if they’d pick it up.
NOTE to agent: This is a good spot for customization. List some groups who take donated items – with your favorite charity at the top of the list, of course. Just add “Here are a few:” then list them along with their phone numbers.
If you haven’t chosen those new houses in LA yet, get in touch. I’ll be pleased to show you homes that fit both your lifestyle and your budget.
And, if you’re just getting ready to put your houses in LA on the market, I’ll be happy to provide you with a no-cost market analysis.