A post from Kelli–
A while back I asked for opinions on appliances and boy was I given appliance opinions! It was great that some of you brought up points that I had never thought of before, so it made me think twice about things. I had planned on ordering them quite a while ago, but then life happened, I forgot about them (until I had to defrost meat) and I just plain didn’t have time. I also wanted Jason to look at them before I ordered them just to make sure that he approved, which I knew he would. I was talking to my sister-in-law Lora who had been helping my coordinate my purchase and delivery and she told me that they were going to be having a big Memorial Day Sale, so unless I needed them immediately, it might be worth my time to wait and order them then.
Time passed and I almost forgot about it completely as I was having my foot surgery just a few days before. I ended up ordering them late that Monday. Originally, I wanted to spend less than $2500, but by the time I chose what I actually wanted instead of what was cheapest, I realized that they would be closer to $3000 or $3200. I had also applied for a Best Buy Card which was going to offer 0% financing for 18 months, so I was figuring about a $!75 a month payment which I could handle, so I didn’t get too worried about it.
After adding everything to my checkout and measuring everything one more time to make sure it would fit, I moved along to the shopping cart. Much to my amazement, I ended up getting everything for $2300 or so,
$2400 with taxes included due to their big Memorial Day Sale and because I was buying Whirlpool appliances. I was really excited! And then when I went to checkout, I saw that they had also extended their financing to 24 months, so my payments would really just be closer to $100 a month! I could definitely do that one!
I had also talked to Lora and she said that she could likely pull a few strings and get delivery to my area, even though the website said otherwise. She said that as long as I wasn’t picky about a date and time for them to be delivered, they should be able to work it out. I assumed that meant a month or so, which was fine with me because I had gone that long without ordering them that another month didn’t seem like too big of a deal. I was happily surprised when she said they would be here a week or so later. It turned out even better because I didn’t have to work that day!
I knew that Jason was going to be around that day to help put the appliances in, but I decided to help him along a little bit and get the stove out. This way, he would either have to put my stove in or have to pay for supper if I didn’t have a stove to cook it on! I’m a smart thinker like that! I also wanted to make it as easy and painless to put the appliances in.
Before long–Walllaaaa! They were here. The two guys that dropped off the appliances were great. They even carried everything in the house. Delivery was definitely the way to go!
Puppycat got in on the inspection process, but sure didn’t like it when we were taking the plastic off of everything!
Over all, I love the appliances! There was some sxtensive French used in my kitchen that day by Jason when putting in the dishwasher though. We discovered that there were some mislabeled electrical fuses and coupled with an issue we had with an upstairs heater, our old dishwasher likely still worked, we just didn’t know about the electrical issues. But the new one works now, so I’m perfectly fine with it–because I’m no longer the dishwasher!
The stove looks great too! As far as the microwave–That’s not in quite yet. We thought there was an issue with the venting, but since we got it all figured out, Jason hasn’t had time to get it all installed.
My only problem now, is that I want to update my kitchen.
I don’t like the stain and wood pattern on our cabinets and feel like it clashes with the appliances, butcher block, and kitchen table, all of which I love and do not want to replace. The only trouble, I won’t be able to replace them at the moment or in the foreseeable future and Jason happens to like wood.
So I’ve been searching pinterest to see if I can come up with a happy medium or atleast a bomb way to update them that he won’t hate. Also my kitchen countertop will need a bit of attention. I’ve considered doing the paint to make it look like granite as Kalissa tried that and loved her results…
So now I need your help with suggestions about updating my kitchen. The butcher block and dark stained table aren’t going anywhere. I have been pinteresting a few ideas in my (not so) spare time, but havent’ found anything that I’m absolutely in love with. Do you have any suggestions? Spill below–And as always–Thanks!