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Why White is Winning in the Kitchen

Our recent blog post about the current and rising trends in kitchen appliances got us thinking about some of the overall design trends in kitchens, including some of the most fashionable colors.

White, always a popular decorating color, is now a top color choice for kitchens. The trend is not just for kitchens to have white walls, either. It’s for kitchens to feature as much white as possible. The nice thing about this particular trend is that you can adopt it in degrees from a little bit of white in just cabinets and appliances, for example, to total white everything from appliances and cabinets to floors, countertops, sinks, and walls.

There are plenty of reasons to select white for your kitchen, but to ensure your new white kitchen retains a fresh and timeless look, there are a few things you need to consider. We’re looking at those points in today’s blog post.

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How to Decide if a Top or Front-load Washing Machine is Right for You

Top-load and front-load washing machines both do a great job cleaning clothes. However, there are critical differences between these two types of washing machines beyond the obvious door location. When deciding whether to buy a top or front-load washing machine, you need to consider factors like how well the washing machine conserves water and energy, handles large loads, fits into your laundry room, holds up for years of use, and accommodates your budget.

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A Brief Overview of the Latest Trends in Kitchen Appliances

The newest models of several different kitchen appliances feature innovations that make food storage and preparation easier, faster, and more energy-efficient than ever before. By increasingly incorporating Smart technology into products, the appliance industry is also making kitchen appliances more convenient to use and control.

Whether you are a budding chef or someone who simply heats frozen meals in the microwave, the latest trends in kitchen appliances will have you happy to be cooking in the kitchen.

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Top 7 Ways to Improve Any Laundry Room

Doing laundry is one of those chores that is never truly finished because there is always dirty laundry that needs to be cleaned. However, doing laundry is much less of a chore when the laundry room layout creates a space that is welcoming, well organized, and efficient. The following tips can help you transform even the smallest of laundry rooms into productive and beautiful spaces.

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Why It’s Smart to Get Smart Appliances

Because convenience may be the most crucial feature of modern appliances, smart technology is becoming standard in all kinds of appliances, from refrigerators and ovens to washers and dryers and so much more.

Smart technology enables you to control properly equipped appliances remotely via a cell phone or computer application. When at home, you can simply use voice commands spoken to a virtual assistant, like Google Assistant or Alexa. What could be more convenient than voice control?

Let’s take a closer look at why you should consider smart appliances.

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Affordable Ideas for Upgrading Your Kitchen

The kitchen is probably the most important room in any home—it’s where everyone gathers for meals and conversation. It should be no surprise then that upgrades to the kitchen add the most value to a home.

A full kitchen remodeling job can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Luckily, there are some easy ways to spruce up or makeover a kitchen without spending much money. Spending small amounts in key places can make significant improvements to any kitchen, and today’s post covers a few of our favorite affordable upgrades here at K&A Appliance.

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Quick Kitchen Layout Design Tips for a Tight Budget

Remodeling an old kitchen tends to be a very stressful endeavor for most homeowners. It’s also usually high on a lot of people’s wish lists, but low on the actual “to-do” list due to monetary constraints. But before you give up on pursuing your ideal kitchen needs, there are a few quick kitchen layout design tips and changes you may be able to do on a tighter budget.

At K&A Appliances, we pride ourselves on being a family-owned and operated business, so we understand the need to make your kitchen function for your family. We’ve been through the stress of remodeling numerous kitchens, so we’re here to give you a few of our favorite tips to save a bit of money through the process.

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A Dirty Dozen List of Items Never To Toss In Your Washer

Modern washing machines make doing laundry easier than ever. Just sort, toss in a load, add detergent, and let the machine work its magic. However, despite the innovations of modern washing machines—even “smart” ones—there are still some things that should never go in your washer because either the item or the machine itself could be damaged.

While many of these “dirty dozen” items are common sense, a few may be surprising. Today’s post reviews some of the most common things people put through their washing machines that they absolutely should not.

Because K&A Appliance is a full-service appliance repair shop in addition to being the Lancaster area’s Scratch & Dent Giant retailer, we have seen it all! Of course, we would rather help our valued customers save money on appliance repairs and replacement by offering tips for using your laundry machines correctly. Read on to learn more!

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When is the Best Time to Buy Kitchen Appliances?

The most common times people need to purchase kitchen appliances tend to be the worst times—when you’re moving to a new home or when old appliances unexpectedly break down. The best time to purchase is when it is not an emergency, and you have time to research makes, models, and features of kitchen appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers, and ranges.

It’s true that shopping with a trustworthy scratch and dent appliance retailer like us here at K&A Appliance can save you money at any time you happen to need a new kitchen appliance—even if that purchase is being made in an emergency situation. Today’s blog post compares our everyday savings opportunities to the more traditional appliance retail situations in which paying closer attention to special sales and savings promos is absolutely necessary.

The moral of the story? In the Lancaster, PA area, shopping K&A Appliance first for new kitchen appliances is a must-do for saving money on kitchen appliances.

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Features to Look For When Buying Washers and Dryers

Washer and dryer technology has changed a lot in recent years, and now there are more features available in these appliances than ever before. As with every type of appliance, the more features, the higher the cost.

Knowing which features genuinely make a difference and are worth paying a little more for can help you to find the best appliance for your laundry needs. Doing a little research before heading to a showroom will also help shoppers like you save time and money.

Today’s blog post offers our insights on some of the best features you should be on the lookout for as you shop new laundry appliances. We’ll also look at a few that may not be worth the money for most typical users. No matter what, remember that you can save up to 70% off retail pricing every day when you shop our new scratch and dent inventory from the leading washer and dryer brands here at K&A Appliance!