Replacing Your Old Appliances Without Any Headaches
Appliances are one of the few household items that you’ll keep around for 5-15 years. But, when it’s time to replace older appliances, some of the newer models might not match up with the space you have. Newer appliances are also quite different when it comes to door configurations.
We’ve created these Appliance Measurement Guides to ensure your new appliance will fit in its space properly. A measurement off by as little as 1/4 inch can turn the excitement of your new purchase into a major inconvenience. Double-checking your measurements will help to ensure a smooth purchase and delivery.
Here’s a small checklist to make sure your new appliance is a perfect fit for your home.
- Will you need a gas or electric unit for a new range or dryer?
- Are you trying to match other existing appliances?
- How large is the space the appliances will be fitting into?
- How wide is the narrowest doorway between the outside of your home and the desired location for this appliance?
- If you’re looking for an electric range or dryer, does your outlet fit a 3 prong or 4 prong plug? (Most homes built before 1996 have 3 prong plugs)
There are many different aspects of appliances that need to be measured to ensure each appliance will fit properly into your home and be efficient for your everyday use. The diagrams below illustrate measurements that need to be considered when buying new appliances. These should help you avoid any headaches when it comes time to replace old appliances.