Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Do you love your stove?

The 'plus side' of the fire is remodeling the entire home. Now if I had lots of time and discussions with Mike, this could be fun but....no. I pretty much need to decide things like flooring, counters, cabinets and appliances now.

And I don't have a clue.

I am lucky Mike is in real estate. He knows what looks good. He even hooked me up with an interior designer. But I am concerned about the cost. Because insurance will not just replace our laminate countertops with high quality granite ya know ;)

Be forewarned, I am going to have lots of posts asking your thoughts on hardwoods, terracotta and even installation grades but I will spare you from that today.

My biggest issue right now is the appliances. We need a refrigerator, a range, a microwave, and a dishwasher. We have a scratch and dent outlet out here that we want to check out but I want to make sure I buy appliances that work. My dishwasher was running just fine and it was 12 years old. My mom has had the same Kitchen Aid for the past 25 years. Three of my friends all bought the same pricey dishwasher about a year ago. All have seen a repairman twice, at least. I do not want to deal with repairs.

I went out looking today and fell in love with a stove only to talk with a friend a few hours later to hear how her friend had issues with it. *sigh*

So my question---do you love your stove, your dishwasher, your fridge? Did you buy something expensive that you feel is worth every penny or did you find the best value that turned out to be a gem?

Share, share, share.

And make it snappy, I need to get my appliance measurements to the cabinet guy.


Sabrina said...

All of my appliances are from 1980.
Your Lower Socio-economic Friend

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Whatever you do, GET GAS. You probably already know that, though.

And, we have some really awesome laminate flooring that looks just like hardwood. I know, it's still laminate, but it's super easy to clean and looks so nice.

Anti-Supermom said...

Lisa, I'm no help - our stove is older than dirt, but try to have fun picking it all out :)

Thinking of you and your family~