First, make sure you measure the space in your home where the new appliance will go. You’ll be able to find the new product measurements in the online listing to check if it will fit. You’ll also want to think about how far the new appliance needs to be placed from the wall and if there will be enough space for things like refrigerator doors and washing machine lids to fully open. It’s also a good idea to go to a store that carries the appliance you’re considering so you can to check it out, feel the materials, and see the color for yourself. If you can’t go see the appliance in person, check if the online retailer has any augmented reality tools so you can get an idea of what it would look like in your space. As with any online purchase, we always recommend reading the reviews — especially the bad ones as someone might’ve encountered an issue that could be important to you or your home. And always read the fine print. Do you have to pay for your new appliance to be delivered or installed or your old appliance to be removed? What’s the return policy if your new appliance shows up damaged or you end up not liking it? If any of these things aren’t clearly stated, call customer service and ask before you purchase.