When I decided to sell an apartment in New York City that I own and use for my office, I knew I would have to install a new kitchen to replace the appliances I had donated to charity a few years ago. In that I basically had only one 84 inch wall to work with, little did I realize what agonizing decisions I would face, and how much time the process would consume.
There were many issues to consider: my budget ... the esthetic design factor, since the small kitchen is open to the living area ... full size appliances versus compact. ... and the monetary return on installing stainless steel luxury brands versus a more economical approach. I was racked with indecision for months.
Thanks to the advise of real estate agent friends who weren't getting offers on apartments they had been trying to sell for months, and a recent front page feature in the New York Times, that focused on how the merits of upgrading a kitchen with top of the line appliances in today's real estate market, . I bit the bullet and visited Eastern Marketing's showroom in Roseland, New Jersey. Unlike a retail store that carries appliances, the kitchens they were showcasing, with appliances they were importing, inspired and reassured me that by spending more than I had originally planned, I would attract a buyer who wanted a pied- a - terre with a top of the line stainless steel and granite new kitchen. My purchases included a Bertazzoni cook top from Italy which was installed on top of a dishwasher drawer, a micro-wave/confection over and a Blomberg bottom freezer refrigerator with a useful wine rack shelf.
Craig and Marty Friedman's Eastern Marketing (a company their father started fifteen years ago) is the regional importer and distributor of luxury appliance brands which include: Bertazzoni from Italy, Marvel, Blomberg from Turkey, Diva and Aga from England.
If a new state-of-the-art kitchen is in your future, I highly recommend a visit to Eastern Marketing's designer showroom and web site; they're the fastest growing Appliance Distributor in America.
My personal investment in seeking their advise will no doubt accelerate the sale, and perhaps with mutiple offers.
for more info: and retail outlets that carry these brands in the tri-state area: