This first reduction is not a big one and is mainly influenced by feedback from our last post on appliances for the 100K House. After reviewing the choices made in that post, I realized that I really didn’t want a bunch of mis-matched appliances from a variety of vendors. Instead I went back and quoted different configurations from Kitchen Aide, Bosch and ultimately Frigidaire.
Originally, I was skeptical of specing Frigidaire, but once I poked around their site a bit more there were some attractive appliance models to be found for a reasonable price. Frigidaire was also recommended to me by a sales rep at a local appliance dealer.
Here are the new models with corresponding pricing:
New Kitchen Appliances
Refrigerator: 18.3 cu. ft. SS w/ water dispenser GLHT184TJS [$924]
Dishwasher: 24″ SS PLD4375RFC [$529]
Oven: 27″ SS Wall Oven FEB27S7FC [$1,039]
Cooktop: 36″ Gas SS FGC36S5EC [$750]
Total Savings: $447
New Construction Total: $111,215
As I said, this reduction is not too impressive in terms of cost, but it is lower and I think it’s a vastly improved package overall. I did not show the washer/dryer and we still intend to stick with the LG unit.
The next reduction will have to do with the kitchen casework. I bet a few of you can guess the change we are making in this area.