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Replace appliances (by Rick [TX]) Apr 11, 2018 1:32 PM
       Replace appliances (by David [MI]) Apr 11, 2018 1:42 PM
       Replace appliances (by Doogie [KS]) Apr 11, 2018 1:43 PM
       Replace appliances (by Pmh [TX]) Apr 11, 2018 2:00 PM
       Replace appliances (by Rick [TX]) Apr 11, 2018 2:01 PM
       Replace appliances (by gevans [SC]) Apr 11, 2018 2:06 PM
       Replace appliances (by LisaFL [FL]) Apr 11, 2018 2:09 PM
       Replace appliances (by Richard [MI]) Apr 11, 2018 2:09 PM
       Replace appliances (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 11, 2018 2:10 PM
       Replace appliances (by RR78 [VA]) Apr 11, 2018 2:37 PM
       Replace appliances (by WMH [NC]) Apr 11, 2018 2:55 PM
       Replace appliances (by fred [CA]) Apr 11, 2018 3:20 PM
       Replace appliances (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 11, 2018 3:30 PM
       Replace appliances (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Apr 11, 2018 3:37 PM
       Replace appliances (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 11, 2018 3:40 PM
       Replace appliances (by Michelle [MI]) Apr 11, 2018 4:11 PM
       Replace appliances (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 11, 2018 4:22 PM
       Replace appliances (by rentON [PA]) Apr 11, 2018 4:35 PM
       Replace appliances (by Vee [OH]) Apr 11, 2018 4:46 PM
       Replace appliances (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 11, 2018 5:29 PM
       Replace appliances (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 11, 2018 6:29 PM
       Replace appliances (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Apr 11, 2018 8:08 PM
       Replace appliances (by Rick [TX]) Apr 11, 2018 8:58 PM
       Replace appliances (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 11, 2018 10:12 PM
       Replace appliances (by brian [CA]) Apr 12, 2018 9:05 AM
       Replace appliances (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Apr 12, 2018 2:27 PM
       Replace appliances (by RockM [OR]) Apr 12, 2018 4:34 PM
       Replace appliances (by Nellie [ME]) Apr 12, 2018 5:50 PM
       Replace appliances (by Pmh [TX]) Apr 13, 2018 2:37 PM

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Replace appliances (by Rick [TX]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 1:32 PM
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My 17 year old biscuit colored refrigerator is going out on my tenant of years. I'm going to replace the refrigerator. Biscuit is not a very common color any longer and hasn't been for over a decade. The working range and dishwasher are also biscuit color. Should I replace the refrigerator with a biscuit color unit or replace the fridge, DW and range all together to white?

--199.67.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by David [MI]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 1:42 PM
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Whats wrong with just replacing fridge with white? Then replace range and dishwasher when they break, with white --12.47.xx.xxx




Replace appliances (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 1:43 PM
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White doesn't really seem to go out of style, so I typically use those. Do you have to replace everything at once, or can you wait until the stove and DW are begging for mercy too? --98.175.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:00 PM
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I know what avocado looks like. never heard of biscuit color. I did sell some orange tile from a renovation to a retro rehabber. just replace the fridge. I donít think renters too concerned about color coordination. --70.119.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by Rick [TX]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:01 PM
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I try to put myself in my tenant's shoes and think I would not be happy with having appliances of multiple colors in my kitchen, hence the consideration of changing everything to white.

Either I take the plunge and replace the DW and range (even though they work) but have an 'updated' kitchen. Or simply replace the fridge with a like color unit (which most manufactures have a very limited selection due to the unpopularity of the color). --199.67.xxx.xx




Replace appliances (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:06 PM
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Unless this is a high dollar rental, I'd replace the fridge with a white one and move on. --98.122.x.xx




Replace appliances (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:09 PM
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Replace the fridge with a white one. They should be happy to have a new refrigerator. You are over thinking this. They aren't buying the house. Don't fix what's not broken.

If you're feeling that bad about it, tell them they have the choice of a used refrigerator in the closet color you can get to the original or a new white one because you plan to eventually switch to white. That you aren't willing to buy a new refrigerator in a color you're getting away from.

I can't imagine a tenant balking at a new refrigerator based on color. And I have solid B properties. --75.89.xx.xxx




Replace appliances (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:09 PM
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White refrigerator. Can of biscuit colored paint. Problem solved. --66.188.xx.xxx




Replace appliances (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:10 PM
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I would replace it with whatever color is available in the style I want, and the price I want to pay. NOTHING says that appliances have to match. You could even do black or stainless and have biscuit for the other appliances until they need replacing. Unless you have a real high end place, I can't imagine someone would not take a unit just because the appliances do not match. (If they did, I wouldn't want to deal with them anyway)

My own appliances do not match, dishwasher is white, stove is stainless and refrigerator is grey. --96.236.xx.xx




Replace appliances (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:37 PM
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Not sure you can get biscuit color. If you can you will have the same problem pretty soon when you cant get that color at all.

Just do the white refrig. And wait until the others go bad. Or wait until you get any bad feedback at a showing. --73.152.xx.xxx




Replace appliances (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 2:55 PM
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Replace with white. Tenant will be thrilled. Done. --50.82.xxx.xx




Replace appliances (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 3:20 PM
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I don't supply a fridge, but if I did, the choice would be white. --99.59.x.xxx




Replace appliances (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 3:30 PM
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Rick,I would get a new refrigerator,at Lowes a Whirlpool,they say they are all made by the same company,For whatever reason I don't believe that.get them down to the best price you can,they'll deal.talk to the tenants and ask what colour they like.And if they're good tenants,tell them you'll try to get that colour for them,you can't promise them for sure though.Lowes have a great variety of spray cans of Rustleoleum,easy to do.you don't have to do the whole refrigerator,just the front part.as long as you tape off the handles and other stainless areas.do it out in the garage,or where there is little wind,do the same for the other appliance's.If you have to give them a light sanding,do so.You'll amaze yourself.When the other things go,then replace as necessary, you don't have to go hog wild.I had a refrigerator for 41 Years .our own stove is 44 a Coppertone,remember them.still cooks a mean bacon and sausage,oh yes a couple of eggs too........charlie...........that paint is about $3.98.......................

............................................ --174.199.x.xxx




Replace appliances (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 3:37 PM
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Buy the white fridge, paint the dishwasher white, or order a new white door. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 3:40 PM
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Rick, you could get a stainless,the prices are dropping then add the others as needed..............Charlie.....

.whatever floats your boat..................... --174.199.x.xxx




Replace appliances (by Michelle [MI]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 4:11 PM
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I would replace with a white fridge after explaining that biscuit is becoming a discontinued color.

I try to utilize turn overs for the larger replacements like a dishwasher.

But I have read on here before of an interesting idea to use upgrades or replacements of a tenants choice as an incentive for long term tenants. Maybe you could get creative with a lease renewal or associated rent increase if they really wanted the updated kitchen look.

I understand wanting to make your tenants happy. Happy tenants are easier to work with and stay longer (always a plus with a good tenant). So maybe a compromise such as the incentive I mentioned would help out each of you. --67.177.xxx.xx




Replace appliances (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 4:22 PM
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Oh wait, you have a tenant.. then ask them what color they would like you to TRY to get out of those available. Bet they are just happy to have a new one. --96.236.xx.xx




Replace appliances (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 4:35 PM
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Unless this is a clasd A property or your rent is way above market value I wouldn't worry if the appliance color doesn't match.

Good luck.

†† . --67.165.xx.xx




Replace appliances (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 4:46 PM
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White has been the color since we been taking milk from cows, great color... --76.188.xxx.xx




Replace appliances (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 5:29 PM
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Vee how come you can get white milk from a brown cow,but you can't get brown milk from a white cow?............charlie.............................................good question,right....................... --174.199.x.xxx




Replace appliances (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 6:29 PM
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Stainless steel fridge doesn't match but it's a nice look. --69.141.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 8:08 PM
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I always make sure it matches the color of the existing appliances. We just recently switched everything to stainless with very little up charge. It wasn't a choice as much as staying competitive with everything else in my price point.

Look at the ads from your direct competitors; price point, rent level, type of tenant and decide accordingly. --71.75.xx.xx




Replace appliances (by Rick [TX]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 8:58 PM
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Thanks to everyone for all the feedback!

This is a nice unit. My tenant is a dream tenant; never been late and very rarely asks for anything. She has been with me for 5 years. Before me, she rented a home for 20 years and before that rented a home for 10 years. My fingers are crossed she remains my tenant through retirement and her golden years.

I've shopped and decided I'm going stainless. Lowes has a side by side low-end fridge for 850. I've spoken with my tenant on my decision and will update the DW and range over the next few months. She is excited and understanding with my decision to put in the DW and range in a few months. With upgraded appliances, the annual rent increase in September should be easily bearable for her. She is happy with the approach.

--104.187.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Apr 11, 2018 10:12 PM
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I've seen where you can order an appliance in biscuit (almond). If the fridge is still limping along, you have time to order a new fridge in the color you want. --174.216.x.xxx




Replace appliances (by brian [CA]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2018 9:05 AM
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Ask the tenant if they would prefer the old fridge fixed or a brand new white one. --107.207.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2018 2:27 PM
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I agree with white.

--70.48.xxx.xxx




Replace appliances (by RockM [OR]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2018 4:34 PM
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Sounds like you already made up your mind, but I would have given the tenant a choice: a) replace just the fridge with a white one, or b) replace all appliances with white ones and increase the rent $xx per month. --157.245.xx.xx




Replace appliances (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Apr 12, 2018 5:50 PM
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Last year my fridge went out. At the time both appliances were biscuit. And the store I usually get appliances from had a scratch n dent in biscuit. Range was relatively new/modern, except for being biscuit. So I got the biscuit fridge.

Not six months later the range control board went out.

I got a white range. Eventually that new biscuit fridge will die, too.

So just get the white. Eventually all the others will die too. Or you could plan on slowly updating them over the next couple years. --64.222.xxx.xx




Replace appliances (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Apr 13, 2018 2:37 PM
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No brainer Rich. change them out. she has rented from you for years & years. check Habitat For Humanity stores. I volunteer at the local one & they have appliances get donated all the time by people renovating. Also local Sears scratch & dent. We bought 2,500 fridge a few years ago for 800. a dent on the side that canít be seen since in an alcove. shop around. --104.218.xxx.xx



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