Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Big Reveal!

We got new appliances!!! Stainless Steel fridge, dishwasher, and double-oven stove! I love them all and they were such an upgrade from the 80's appliances.

Just as a reminder here are a few photos of the "old kitchen"

These are photos I took during our home inspection over a year ago!

And of course one of the first things we did was to pull down the curtains and clean up! To open up the kitchen a bit we decided to change the location of the fridge and we put the butcher block where the "old" fridge was.

We placed our new shiny fridge in this corner, I don't think that this table is the right fit here, but it's what we have for now. We're planning big things for this corner when we renovate the kitchen.
I love our new stove, the only way I could love it more is if we had gas.  Due to the double oven, Bruce had to run bigger wire and replace the outlet for the stove.  I only partially understand it so I'm not going to try to explain it!

The dishwasher proved to be more difficult than anticipated. Bruce had to sawzall off the legs of the old dishwasher, then once it was out and disconnected we discovered that the hot water for the kitchen sink was plumbed through the dishwasher! Hence doing dishes in the bath tub. The cabinets required some minor adjustments to allow the new dishwasher to fit, and in truth it's not quite flush with the counter.  But for now it's awesome.

What did we get:
GE 22 cu" French Door, Bottom Freezer with built-in ice maker (line for icemaker not run yet)
GE Adora electric stove with double oven
Maytag Dishwasher - with time delay, and heat-dry controls (I like to avoid using the heat-dry when I'm home, I just open up the dishwasher, give the racks a shake and let the dishes air dry)
All appliances were purchased at The Home Depot, with free delivery and haul away.
GE was offering free stainless steel upgrades on all their appliances. - fridge and stove
The Home Depot was offering 10% off all Energy Star rated appliances. - fridge and dishwasher

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