How to Upgrade Your Home on a Budget for 2018


It's almost time to open your finest champagne, sing Auld Lang Syne, and reflect on all you've learned in the past year. It's also the perfect time to plan the changes and upgrades to your life you expect to make in 2018. Whether you're getting a head-start on a redesign or renovation of your home, or looking to treat yourself to some appliance upgrades, Appliances Connection provides countless options. Accomplishing your goals for next year doesn't have to break the bank. In this article we will explore our top ten picks for the most exciting and affordable appliance and furniture upgrades you can make in 2018! Be sure to check out the other Holiday Gift Guides and informative articles, on our Learning Center! Happy New Year!

Frigidaire Induction Range Amana Side-By-Side Refrigerator Elica Range Hood Whirlpool Microwave Bosch Dishwasher
Newair Wine Cooler Benchcraft Sofa Napoleon Fireplace Sony 4K TV Fire Sense Firepit
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Frigidaire Gallery 30" Freestanding Electric Induction Range

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Frigidaire - FGIF3036TF - Frigidaire brings affordable luxury into your home with this new Gallery Series 30" Freestanding Electric Induction Range. Experience contemporary induction technology with the four powerful and precise elements on this range. The induction elements are equipped with Auto Sizing pan detection and are capable of boiling water 50% faster than a traditional electric cooktop. The cooktop is a Safe Surface thanks to induction only heating pans and the food in them and not the area around them. The oven is loaded with quick bake convection technology for even heat circulation, providing brilliant results every time. The oven cavity offers a convenient 2-hour self-clean cycle, alleviating the need to scrub and scrape the interior.

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AutoSizing Pan

Auto Sizing Pan Detection - Make fluffy pancakes with ease using Auto Sizing Pan Detection that auomatically senses the size of your pan to only sends heat to whatever small, medium, or large pan you are using.

Even Heat

Even Heat - Whip up delicious meals with induction that delivers incredibly even heat across the surface of the pan so you get golden results every time.

True Temp

True Temp Melt and Hold - Get perfectly melted goodness with True Temp Melt and Hold that delivers low, precise heat for melting delicate ingredients or sauces without scorching or burning for up to one hour.

Amana 36" Freestanding Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Amana - ASI2575FRS - Amana brings the refined stainless-steel look into your kitchen with this 36" Freestanding Side-by-Side Refrigerator. While the price point for this fridge is low, the 24.49 cu. ft. total capacity is certainly gigantic. The adjustable door bins can be moved up or down to accommodate all sizes of food items and the gallon door storage bins can fit large beverages like milk jugs, juice, or six packs. Ring in the new year with only the freshest of beverages by utilizing the external ice and water dispenser with the EveryDrop water filter. Using the Temp Assure freshness controls, you'll get that healthy eating off to a great start with only the freshest fruits and veggies.

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External Ice/Water

External Ice and Water Dispenser with EveryDrop Water Filter - The easy-to-access External Ice and Water Dispenser with an EveryDrop Water Filter keeps the freshness flowing.

Temp Assure

Temp Assure Freshness Controls - Help fruits stay sweet and veggies stay green with Temp Assure Freshness Controls.


SpillSaver Glass Shelves - SpillSaver Glass Shelves come with raised edges to keep messes contained, so there's no need to cry over spilled milk.

Elica 30" Under Cabinet Convertible Range Hood

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Elica - EAI430SS - Elica provides professional-grade kitchen ventilation in your home cooking space without hurting your wallet. Elica's latest 30" Under Cabinet Convertible Range Hood with 430 CFM Blower Support is the perfect way to filter out the unwanted odors and grease from your kitchen. This range hood is equipped with a HeatGuard Sensor that protects the hood and cabinetry from excessive heat by sensing extreme temperatures and automatically adjusting the blower speed accordingly. The convenient multi-function electronic controls with black glass touch display allow for powerful and precise control over every function. The LED lighting with Infinitely Dimmable Capability, your whole cooking surface and surrounding area will be illuminated!

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HeatGuard Sensor - A technology that protects the hood and cabinetry from excessive heat, by sensing extreme temperatures and automatically adjusting blower speeds accordingly.

Electronic Controls

Electronic Controls with Glass Touch Display - Multi-function electronic with black glass touch display allow for precise control over range hood power and functions.

LED Lighting

LED Lighting with Infinitely Dimmable Capability - The two LED lights illuminate the cooking surface below and create refined, professional look for your kitchen workspace.

Whirlpool 1.6 Cu. Ft. Capacity Countertop Microwave

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Whirlpool - WMC30516HB - Whirlpool offers high-quality appliances in nearly every major category so you can't go wrong bringing in the new year with one of their fine products. Experience lightning-quick cooking with the new 22" Countertop Microwave with 1,200-watts of power. The Sensor Cooking features automatically keeps track of the cooking progress of your food and adjusts the time as needed. Eating healthy in 2018 just got easier with recessed glass turntable that comes standard and allows for the heating of larger items like cooking bowls, so you can prepare delicious vegetables! Enjoy intuitive and easy to use controls and select the perfect preset cooking program for nearly any dish or function.

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Trim Kit

Microwave Built-In Trim Kit (Optional) - Create a custom look that allows for easy installation in standard-sized cabinets over select 27" or 30" wall ovens.

Sensor cooking

Sensor Cooking - Automatically tracks the cooking progress of your food and adjusts the cook time as needed.

Touch Controls

Electronic Touch Controls - Navigate through cooking modes and options for any recipe with controls that are as easy to use as they are to clean.

Bosch 300 Series 24" Built-in Fully Integrated Dishwasher

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Bosch - SHX863WD5N - Bosch has long been a manufacturer of high-quality, cutting edge appliances in nearly every major category. Luxury becomes affordable with Bosch's latest 300 Series 24" Built-In Fully-Integrated Dishwasher. Despite all the powerful washing programs and functions, you will enjoy 44dBA cycles making this the quietest dishwasher brand in the US. Experience unmatched convenience with the precise Touch Control technology that allows you to quickly program the ideal wash cycles for any load. If you've resolved to use your time more efficiently, you're in luck because this dishwasher offers the Speed60 cycle which gets your dishes from dirty to dry in one hour! Make your new year clean and safe with the Sanitize option which operates at a higher temperature and eliminates 99.9% of bacteria.

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InfoLight - Bosch dishwashers are so quiet, you may forget they're on. InfoLight projects a red light onto the floor during the wash cycle that turns off when dishes are ready.


RackMatic - The RackMatic system adjusts top rack in just one step, even when loaded. It also adjusts to three different heights and allows for up to 9 rack positions for ultimate loading flexibility.

3rd Rack

Standard 3rd Rack - The 3rd rack offers easy-loading silverware tines for cleaning flatware. The unique v-shape of the rack provides the perfect space for large utensils and ramekins in the center, while providing space for wine glasses on the sides on the middle rack.

Newair 22" Freestanding Dual Zone Wine Cooler

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Newair - AW320ED - Newair has you covered when it comes to home appliances for refrigeration and air quality. What better way to enjoy your New Year's champagne than pulling it right out of Newair's 22" Freestanding Dual Zone 32-Bottle Wine Cooler. With dual zone temperature control, you're able to store red and white wines at optimal climates and cater to anyone's tastes. By utilizing thermoelectric technology with few moving parts, the wine cooler runs vibration-free and silently. The digital temperature control panel allows for precise temperature settings. The brilliant blue LED lighting ensures you will always grab the right bottle and adds an extra level of attractive aesthetic design. The fourteen slide-out shelves between the two compartments allow for storage of up to 32 bottles of your favorite wine!

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Dual Zone

Stores Reds and Whites at Once - There are 2 independently controlled temperature zones so you can store both red and white wines at the same time.

Digital Thermostat

Adjustable Digital Thermostat - Utilize the adjustable thermostat to store any wine varietal under optimum temperature conditions.

Ease of Use

Ease of Use - An internal light ensures that you always grab the right bottle for any occasion while the digital temperature control panel with push button operation makes this wine cooler extremely simple to use.

Benchcraft Lochian Collection 92" Sofa with Fabric Upholstery

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Benchcraft - 5810038 - Benchcraft is a division of Ashley furniture and has been providing high-quality craftsmanship and uniquely styled furniture for several years. Enjoy premium comfort and great savings with this Benchcraft Lochian Collection 92" Sofa with Fabric Upholstery. As the new year begins, enjoy your bubbly in a living room décor of a similar hue. The soft and cozy fabric upholstery is economical and inviting and matches nearly any living room motif. The beautiful piped stitching offer a defined style and signify top-tier craftsmanship. Outfit your entire living room by adding other matching pieces from this set and enjoy a champagne-like aesthetic that's welcoming and classy!

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Piped Stitching

Piped Stitching - Tailored to perfection! The piped stitching on this furniture piece define the edges of the upholstery and are a symbol of good craftsmanship.

Reversible coil seat

Reversible Coil Seat Cushions - Because sometimes you just need to switch things up. Especially when one of the cushion is looking… rough. So enjoy the freedom of variety and choice with these reversible coil seat cushions.


Fabric Upholstery - Fabric upholstery is an economical, environmentally friendly way to show off your eye for style and color. It allows for a multitude of patterns or color options.

Napoleon Azure 38" Vertical Wall Hanging Electric Fireplace

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Napoleon - NEFV38H - Napoleon prides itself on providing premium quality outdoor appliances primarily but also has a sophisticated lineup of indoor products as well. Give any room warmth and coziness with this Napoleon Azure 38" Vertical Wall Hanging Electric Fireplace. This fireplace offers a stunning aesthetic as well as the convenience of "Hang, Plug, and Go"! The back of this models features a night light that provides beautiful ambient lighting in multiple colors. The flame colors can be adjusted with a remote control and can change the room setting for any mood. Napoleon's electric fireplaces are equipped with long-lasting LED technology for energy-efficiency and high-intensity illumination in the day or night time. With a variety of lengths and even a vertical option, Napoleon offers an electric fireplace for any room or layout.

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Backlit Nightlight

Back Lit Night Light - The back of the unit features a night light that generates ambient lighting on three different color options; blue, purple or orange.

Flame Colors

Adjustable Flame Colors - Flame colors can be adjusted with the remote control. Change the room setting according to your mood with the different colored flames.

Plug in

Plug-in or Hardwire - Convenient and versatile, the unit can be set up by simply plugging into a socket or hardwiring it.

Sony LED TV with 4K Smart HDR

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Sony - KD43X720E - Sony has long been a household name for providing high-quality, cutting-edge, and accessible electronics and appliances for many years. While you're relaxing on your comfortable living room set, enjoying a cozy room thanks to your electric fireplace, enjoy crystal-clear entertainment with this Sony LED TV with 4K Smart HDR. With 4K High Dynamic Range and 4K Ultra HD resolution, you'll experience exceptional detail, color, and contrast like you've never seen before! Count down to the New Years ball drop and hear all the excitement with lifelike ClearAudio+ technology which fine-tunes TV sound for the pinnacle of immersion and clarity. With a narrow aluminum frame and advanced cable management solutions, starting your new year without the clutter of an old entertainment center is the way to go!

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4K HDR - A High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible TV will change the way you look at TV. Combined with 4K Ultra HD resolution, HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, color and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats.

Narrow Frame

Narrow Aluminum Frame - The narrow frame helps the TV look slim and attractive, focusing the eye on the screen for maximum entertainment.

HDR Gaming

HDR Gaming with PlayStation - Sony 4K HDR televisions are perfect partners for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles. Immerse yourself in a responsive, fun-filled gaming experience with vivid textures and intensely vibrant colors.

Fire Sense Cocktail Table Fire Pit

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Fire Sense - 61331 - For the very best in outdoor comfort and entertainment, look no further than Fire Sense's vast collection of products. While the weather outside may be frightening, Fire Sense provides some respite from the frigid temperatures with this Cocktail Table Fire Pit. This fire pit features a steel fire box cover, wood grate, and high temperature finish steel in an attractive bronze finish. In the cold weather, enjoy a relaxing moment by the fire. When the warmer months finally return, this model doubles as a cocktail table and is perfect for when you're entertaining guests. The fire pit burns wood or charcoal and is easy to clean with a soft cloth once fully cooled.

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Cocktail Table

Cocktail Table - Use this as a fire pit on cold days and otherwise as a table to rest your food and drinks while entertaining!

Heat Resistant

Heat Resistant Coating - The fire pit is constructed with a heat resistant coating to ensure durability and that it keeps looking great after many uses!

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Ease of Use - The fire pit can burn wood as well as charcoal and is easy to clean with a soft cloth once completely cooled.

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