Sunday, 15 February 2009

Kitchenation 101

The kitchen renovation plans are continuing.

Here are the "before" pics. Dark brown cupboards with white marble handles, 1960's floral avocado green and burnt orange tiles on the backsplash.
The electric range was purchased when YoungerSon was 10 days old.... he's now almost 27. Only 3 of the top burners work right now. One went POOF! with a pretty blue spark last week.
The fridge has seen better days, it has little watery accidents on the inside sometimes.
And the dishwasher..... well, let's just say that it does the job but it's not a pretty sight.

So I went shopping.

Just window shopping so far, but saw lots of really smart appliances. I originally thought I wanted white, but I'm warming towards the stainless steel look. And I like the idea of the Energy Star appliances that are much more energy efficient.

It's definitely time!

16 comments:

dogbait said...

That's our kitchen before the makeover.

Brian said...

I can recommend the fridge with the lower pull out freezer; have one [white] that is two years old, very good investment.
You could be in for some big bucks with all that steel and then the d├ęcor to go with them.

Peter said...

Tastes change, technology changes... not easy to make the right choice and you know that normally you have to live with it for years. ... and somehow I believe you must think about the budget. When I see your kitchen I feel that it is not that urgent. Take your time!

willie said...

Just think of heating up that haggis in a new stove!!!

Luke Wiley said...

Energy star appliances save tons of money!

Changes in the wind said...

How exciting!!!

Suldog said...

Are you moving to a gas stove? If so, that proves your intelligence immediately! Got to say I still prefer white appliances, but to each his/her own.

photowannabe said...

Good for you. How exciting to have a redo. Your renovation will be something you never regret.
I love my new stainless steel fridge with the pull out freezer on the bottom. Its a great investment for our family.
Happy shopping.

rosemary said...

stainless is so much easier now that they have those wipes. Beautiful appliances.

Craver Vii said...

You should take your favorite refrigerator magnets or a masterpiece in Crayola to the appliance store. Nevermind, it's probably been done before.

bigbikerbob said...

Hi, I much prefer the look of Stainless but here in the UK it is very moch more expensive than white so, way out of our league.

madretz said...

ouuu, how exciting! All day yesterday...it was a holiday here, Presidents Day...I watched home improvement shows. So much fun. They say the best home improvement you can make to help your equity is in the kitchen.

Wendy said...

How exciting! I hope we get to see the "after" pics too. My daughter has stainless steel appliances in her kitchen. I prefer the white ones. Good thing we're all different.
Have fun!

Squirrel said...

I'm really excited about this! It'll be fun to watch and see what's cookin in your kitchen!

gta mls said...

Good work! I love stainless steel, you can't make any mistake with it in kitchen interior. You can make experiments with plastics and wood, but only steel will be the same and perfect after some years...
Take care and many delicious meals!
Julie

Jeanette said...

Alright! A new kitchen! We had ours done a few months ago and I LOVE it! We didn't replace all our our appliances, just the stove so I stuck to black but they are mucho hard to keep clean looking! Especially with so many cats! Have fun shopping.