Thinking About Remodeling, It Might Be Difficult in an Appliance Shortage

With the Coronavirus Pandemic a lot of people have been stuck at home. With this often comes the realization that their current space doesn’t actually suit their needs. This is something that is easy to overlook if you work all day and come home to cook dinner watch T.V./read a book and sleep, but when you are home every day it becomes a little harder to ignore it if your home doesn’t fit you or your family’s needs. Once you make this realization you essentially have two choices, move to a home that better fits your needs, be it space or amenities, or make your current home work. While there have been a substantial amount of people moving this year, there have also been a large number choosing option #2 and remodeling their homes. This brings us back to the title of this post. Lately we have noticed that folks have been having trouble ordering appliances. A little more digging located an article from CNBC that confirms this to be the case.

Currently, appliances are hard to get ahold of, and the increased demand is only one part of the reason why. This shortage also results from manufacturing shortages due to COVID and the disruption of supply chains. This means that depending on brand and model if you order an appliance today it’s delivery may not be until well after new years. Not all hope is lost. If you need a new fridge today the used market is still out there. Finding something on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist might help you bridge the gap between now and when you can have a new model delivered. However, if you are doing a full remodel and already have your dream makes and models in your cart on Lowes’ or Home Depot’s websites you might be in for a bit of a wait. Make sure of the date of delivery for these appliances before you start any major remodel work, or your kitchen may be out of commission longer than you originally anticipated.