Hometown Appliance & Electronics is a family owned business that opened March of 2010 and is located at 10033 Wicker Ave. St. John, IN 46373 just south of Target on Rt. 41. We are a refreshing new choice for your appliance and electronics needs. We offer Big Box savings with Hometown Values.
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Welcome to Hometown Appliance
Our commitment is to provide customers with the best possible prices while still providing them the customer service they expect. With almost 50 years combined experience our professional sales staff has the knowledge to help you with almost any appliance question. For your convenience our 3100 sq. ft. showroom is open Monday-Friday 10-7, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday by appointment only to assist you with all of your appliance needs. We carry most major brands of appliances to fulfill all of your appliance needs. The appliance brands we carry are Amana, Estate, Whirlpool, Maytag, Kitchen Aid, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Broan, DCS, and Samsung. We also carry a number of electronics manufactures such as Sony, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Sharp, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic.
Hometown Appliance & Electronics provides a wide array of appliance options for a new home, kitchen remodel or replacement of older, less-efficient models. This family-owned business that opened in March 2010 also offers expert advice and service that few other stores can match.
Owner Erik Schneider is an experienced carpenter in both commercial and residential construction. "This allows me to come to the customer's home and look at a customer's existing kitchen and recommend what is going to work best for their layout," he says.
Follow these tips when selecting appliances:
Know the dimensions of the space where you are placing your appliances. This is especially important when selecting a refrigerator. Schneider recommends measuring the height and width of the space. "Don't measure the appliance you are replacing. There are many more options in today's appliances," he says.
COLOR & STYLE
Most customers have a color scheme in mind when shopping for appliances. Today's options include a rainbow of colors as well as stainless steel finishes. Refrigerator styles in particular have been upgraded over the past few years, Schneider says. Most consumers are familiar with the following refrigerator styles: refrigerator on top/freezer on the bottom; freezer on the top/refrigerator below; and the freezer/refrigerator side-by-side model.
The newest, and currently most expensive, option is the French door refrigerator, he says. This style features four doors - a side-by-side refrigerator with no divisions on the top, a middle refrigerated drawer and a bottom freezer. A French door refrigerator works best for a number of families, Schneider says. The top space will accommodate large trays and cakes while the middle drawer is perfect for items the family frequently want, such as juice boxes and fruit.
PUTTING A PACKAGE TOGETHER
Almost every manufacturer has options and you can choose an appliance package that includes all the same brand or similar styles, Schneider says. "It's all about the look, the aesthetics. Everything has the same handles. And with multiple appliance purchases from the same manufacturer, you are eligible for rebates," he says.
Having a budget in mind is important, Schneider says. Most appliances, such as a refrigerator and stove will function the same at different price points. "With a dishwasher, you truly get what you pay for. If you go cheap on a dishwasher, expect a cheap performance."
- Know the dimensions of the space where your appliances are going, particularly if you're getting a new refrigerator.
- Since most appliances now come in a wide array of colors and finishes, know that you can probably match the decor of your home if you know what to look for.
- If you're buying more than one appliance, keep in mind that you can usually find package deals on appliances that match or compliment one another.
- Have a budget in mind so you can review the different options and styles available.