1. Match your needs with your home
The most important first step in planning an appliance installation is to have a clear list of the appliances you need and matching them to the space within your home. If your home has designated taps for a washing machine, that's great. But if it doesn't, then you would need to talk to a plumber for a possible reconstruction or consider a regular small trip to a nearby coin laundry.
2. Choose the right type of appliances for your home
That first survey of the space in your home is very important as it determines the type of appliances you need. For example, if you need a dishwasher but are low on floor space in the kitchen, you may be better off with an under-bench dishwasher instead of the freestanding one.
3. Find the right tradie for the job
Engaging the right tradie for the installation is important. You want to make sure they are professionally accredited, knowledgeable and aware of what's involved including the costs and the timeframe. RACV Home Trades & Services has a wealth of experienced tradies available for your appliance installation needs.
4. Installation day!
On the day of the installation, prepare the work area well by removing any furniture and rugs that may get in the way. It's also great to be on stand-by during installation so you can check everything is working correctly and you can ask questions before the tradies leave.
See what your space allows you to do, then choose the right type of appliances before calling on the right professionals to help you break down the cost and timeframe.
Know your limitations
Does your home have designated taps to connect a washing machine to? Does your home have a balcony to place the condenser unit of your air-conditioner?
Consult tradies so you know the full breakdown of costs and the expected timeframe for the scope of the work.
Survey the area well
Make sure cords and tubes can go through without obstruction so installation can go ahead without a hitch.