I’m near the end of buying a new house. I’ve just bought a new house. In the fixtures and fittings list, it says that the vendor is leaving the kitchen appliances.
- gas cooker
- washing machine
I already own a washing machine that I really like. I’m also trying to be more energy conscious, and I don’t think that the fridge there is particularly new. I’ve always wanted a gas cooker that works properly. So ideally, I would bring my washing machine, buy a new fridge and buy a new cooker (assuming that the one there doesn’t work).
Thats quite a lot of money though. I estimate it at between Â£450 and Â£500 for basic models. Plus I then have to get rid of the ones that are there. The council will dispose of the fridge safely for me for free. They’ll also take the other items. But I have to be able to get them to the curb of the property, not easy on my own. And I’ll be contributing to the vast landfill mountains.
So should I buy new appliances?
- I should choose frugal over cheap for appliances
- isnâ€™t it nice when your values make financial sense
- an investment property should ‘wash its face’