If you plan to update your bathroom by buying a few appliances for it, it's best to invest in brand-new goods rather than second-hand ones. Read on to find out why.
Your appliances will come with a lengthy warranty
One reason why you should consider purchasing new bathroom appliances is that each of the items that you buy will probably come with a warranty that may remain valid for anywhere from two to ten years. Conversely, if you buy a second-hand appliance for your bathroom, any warranty that comes with it is likely to have a much shorter shelf life of perhaps a year or less (if that).
This is a particularly important point to note when the appliances will be kept in your bathroom as any items that are fitted in this area of a property are far more prone to damage than those kept elsewhere. This is because, in a bathroom that is used by multiple householders on a daily basis, the temperatures in the room will rise and fall quite dramatically several times a day (due to shower usage), the humidity levels will remain fairly high and any appliances in this room will inevitably end up splattered with water when the sink or the bathtub are used.
As such, appliances that have any minor, pre-existing damage (which is the case with most second-hand goods) when they are first installed in this area are likely to require repairs relatively soon after they are fitted, due to the harsh conditions in this room. If the appliances in question are no longer under warranty when these repairs need to be carried out, you will have to pay the associated bills.
Given this, any savings you may have made initially by opting for second-hand appliances are likely to be lost when you incur the cost of fixing the prematurely damaged appliances. Conversely, a new appliance which is in perfect condition when it is installed will not only remain functional for far longer but will also probably be free to fix when it eventually needs to undergo repair work.
The appliances will improve your bathroom's appearance instead of detracting from it
It is certainly possible to buy second-hand appliances for your bathroom that are in good working order. However, if you want your bathroom to be pleasing to the eye, as well as fully functional, then it might be best to buy new appliances.
The reason for this is as follows; second-hand goods will usually have been used quite a bit by their previous owners and, as a result of this, may look a bit old and battered. For example, whilst a brand-new chrome rainfall showerhead may have a perfectly pristine, shiny finish, its second-hand counterpart might have a few scratches and hairline cracks that make it look dull and worn.
This means that if you choose to purchase second-hand appliances for this area of your home, these goods may making the room look worse, rather than better. Visit your local appliance store to see what selection of brand-new items they have.