Kitchen remodels are the most popular home renovation. This is true throughout New York City, where the price range on kitchen remodels runs from a modest $24,500 into the $100k+ range.
2024 kitchen renovation trends center on the joy of living, with serene, calm luxury being the vibe of the moment. Of course a kitchen must also be a functional space, which means choosing appliances such as a stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher. When choosing your stove, the question is do you want a gas stove or an electric stove?
Understanding the NY Ban on Gas Stoves
New York has passed first in the nation legislation prohibiting the use of gas stoves in new construction. If you’ve had a gas stove in your home previously – ie you live in an existing home – and wish to upgrade it with another gas stove, you can do so.
What Type of Stove is Better for NYC: Gas or Electric?
We’re licensed plumbers, not culinary experts. That being said, we do install gas lines in NYC and the reason we do so in such quantities is many homeowners prefer gas stoves. Gas stoves are used in restaurants and other professional kitchens. Additionally, if you’ve cooked on a gas stove for your entire life, it’s very difficult to switch to an electric stove.
When choosing a new gas stove for your kitchen, take your time to research your options. It’s absolutely possible to spend a fortune on a beautiful, professional-grade gas range, but by choosing a stove that’s in line with how your family actually cooks on a day-to-day basis, you can save money. Considering the relatively small size of most NYC kitchens makes choosing a gas stove with a smaller footprint sensible.
Whichever stove you choose, make sure to have your local plumber do the gas line installations needed to hook up the new stove. This is required by building code and your homeowner’s insurance, so make sure you get it done right.