The pandemic has shifted our world in so many ways, but we want you to be fully aware of the surprising and ongoing delays you will experience when replacing an appliance or planning a kitchen renovation.
2020 saw an uptick in new appliance purchases and kitchen renovations, leading to an unprecedented year of appliance orders.
While the news has been filled with stories of businesses across the country struggling and even closing, the home improvement industry has actually seen an increase in demand. Homeowners found themselves spending more time under their own roof, which prompted them to begin thinking about upgrades. Because of that extra time at home, 2020 saw an uptick in new appliance purchases and kitchen renovations, leading to an unprecedented year of appliance orders. These new orders dramatically exceeded manufacturer’s capacity.
Do your research and you will find retailers moving delivery dates from days to weeks or from weeks to months. That prized brand of dishwashers that used to be available for delivery in just a few days can now take two months or more to arrive at your door. This backorder issue has affected the availability of every model and brand of major kitchen appliance.
left to right: Joe Redden, John Redden, Chuck Hiatt
Please prepare yourself for these longer wait times as you plan for your upgrades. We recommend that you contact us now if you are considering a new appliance or renovation in 2021. The delays are unavoidable and industry analysts estimate that the manufacturers will not improve availability until late 2021. Our team of appliance experts are standing by and are ready to work closely with you to secure the best turnaround possible for your home.