Should I Have Gone With the Stainless Range?

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Q: Last week, I moved into a new apartment that I just bought. After the gas utility inspector visited the apartment to turn on the gas line and almost gave us a ticket for having a broken range, I immediately set off to Home Depot to buy a new one. In a rush to find a replacement with no forethought about what color we wanted a gas range to be, my husband and I bought a white one. It is a high-quality, GE range, but I feel like I may have made a mistake going with white.

I know that stainless steel has better value when re-selling the apartment, but white was $100 cheaper and I honestly did feel while at Home Depot that I wanted to avoid the conventional stainless steel or black look and go with white, since much of my apartment has a white theme anyway. Did I make a mistake? Should I have gone with stainless steel or black? Please help me allay my anxieties.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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