Friends, we made an exciting purchase this weekend:
Yep, a wall mount microwave and oven! OMG. We've been teetering on the edge of starting a kitchen remodel and with this purchase, we're going for it. YAH! :) The best part is that we found it on Craigslist for less than $400. And it is IMMACULATE. Seriously. From a immaculate home, looks like it's never been used, just a few years old. The previous owners just wanted to upgrade to stainless. We'll go ahead and take advantage of that.
Some of you might be wondering about that actually ... our decision to stick with white a appliances if we're remodeling. There's a couple reasons. The first is that our existing appliances, and most importantly our fridge, is white. Buying all new appliances is out of our budget, but it's also not something we want to do, which leads to the second reason. While I think that stainless is beautiful, I've never really thought it fit the character and age of our home. It's strictly a personal decision. I've seen tons of older homes that pull it off beautifully. But when we originally bought the fridge a few years ago, we put a lot of thought into stainless verses white. I've never regretted the white. This decision actually came in very handy when we decided to look for a used oven. Most of the appliances listed on Craigslist are there because people are upgrading to stainless. So, if you're looking for white or black, there are some incredibly new and inexpensive appliances for sale out there.
We're still in the beginnings of our planning and budgeting phases. So, I'll be back with tons more information about our inspiration, our choices, time frame, goals and budget. I was just busting at the seams to share this with you though :).
One decision that we have made, that I will give you a good idea about the scope of this project, is that we're tearing down the wall between the living room and the kitchen! Yep, that wall above! Will be gone! (I think the post ranks #1 in my entire history for exclamation point use. Can you tell I'm excited? :) Hence the wall mount oven :). I've been trying to figure out a way to open up the space since I moved in. But, that wall has a lot of storage, so to get the storage back, we'll be installing an island. Big changes, my friends, big changes.
Have any of you gone through a kitchen remodel? How long were you without a sink or an oven? I'm a little frightened :). Any big changes in your home this spring??