Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kitchen Come-Along

via House Beautiful

This is the image I have set as the background on my desktop this week. I love the stainless steel appliances, and the greyish green of the cabinets is a perennial favorite of mine. 

Loving design like I do, I didn't realize everyone in the world didn't know about wall ovens until I was talking about our current kitchen with some friends from work. This kitchen uses one well. We have a wall oven but it stopped working in late spring. We also do not have a dishwasher. Which has been pretty much an invitation to re-design our kitchen!

Last night my husband and I went on a date in our pajamas to shop the family & friends sale at Sears. We used ebates to get 6% back on our purchase. Cha-ching!

It turns out I am actually somewhat fussy about what I like. Some of the ranges were rejected because the back was curved or I didn't like the handles. Yet, in the end, it really came down to price. I would have loved some swanky wall ovens or a big industrial-looking gas range, but those choices would have cost at least as much as the total budget for appliances. Not only do I not want to go into debt for a new kitchen, I also don't want to use all of the money we have saved.

The appliances won't be delivered for about three weeks, which is fine because we have a lot of work to do in the meantime. Tell me: what are your kitchen must-haves?


  1. I love this kitchen! Are you going to paint your cupboards? I have been thinking of what to do to update my kitchen. Have some not too expensive ideas in mind, including not granite or quartz counters.

    1. Isn't it a great kitchen?! Not sure yet about our cabinets. I'm excited to see what you have in mind for yours, though. Your counters look like they are still in good shape. What are they?

    2. Current are solid surface. My renovator makes great counters from Formica. He has done the bathroom and family room. Maybe in a blue marble-ish, then stone backsplash. Wood floor, new hardware , star light over sink


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