Stainless steel has a neutral quality that some people really like. People will notice if the appliances are on the newer end of the scale. Having something that is new or almost new can be an attractive quality. Especially when it comes to appliances in the kitchen because a lot of people use the kitchen regularly. http://www.gringerandsons.com
Stainless is always a good bet for attracting the luxury buyer, if you are remodeling this would be a wise choice. If your appliances are in good condition though, it is not necessary to replace them for the sole reason of increasing the potential selling price.
Quality appliances are very expensive.If you are updating the entire kitchen, update the appliances
too.If not, keep the existing appliances if in good working order.Many people who ran out to purchase stainless appliances found the constant cleaning of fingerprints on stainless surfaces
drive them crazy.For that reason, I too don't like stainless surfaces.
If your current appliances are in good, working condition, I wouldn't replace them. Although some buyers prefer stainless steel appliance especially in the higher price range, others do not care. If you are remodeling the entire kitchen and need to replace the appliances, I would go with stainless steel.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL