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Kitchen update

Today was organized chaos as the new refrigerator, dishwasher and range arrived today. These are all stainless steel appliances as I toss out the all white ones. Range was dirt cheap, so I had Lowe's haul it away. Fridge was still in great shape and someone paid me $200 in cash to haul that away (thanks to Craigslist). mstutts wanted the dishwasher to replace his dieing one at home, so off it goes on Tuesday.

They did a good of delivering everything except they scratched the fridge. :( This was documented on the paperwork before I signed and they are going to try and swap out the door on Sunday. Barry thinks I should just ask for monetary compensation since the mark is really not that bad and I may consider that. I need to re-orient the outlet for the stove as it partially blocks it from being pushed all the way against the wall. I should be able to remedy that tomorrow.

I still need to get the dishwasher going, but I needed a part from Lowe's and I needed more parts from upstairs, but the kids were fast asleep, so that will need to wait until Sunday morning too. I'm hoping I'll have all of this squared away tomorrow morning and kitchen will be back tomorrow.

I do wish I could have found an affordable fridge that was counter-depth, stainless steel and still has decent storage, but the one I did find was twice the cost of what I have now. I do like the french door design though making for much smaller doors (this is a bottom-freezer). I think I'll be very happy with the money spent on all this and it should pay off and then some when I sell in March 2010.

I'm not sure why I'm saying this, but I hope people don't get the impression that I'm rich or something by spending all this money. I am fortunate that I can spend this money and I'm putting a significant chunk of it into the kitchen and bathrooms as I plan to sell within 2 years. The return on this should exceed what I've spent already and the housing market it still good here compared to many other areas in the US. I have NEVER spent this kind of money on a house and it is a bit scary. The appliances the builder put into this new home 10 years ago were crap from the beginning (exception is the fridge which I bought and much higher quality and value). Hell, even the money spend on getting more energy efficient appliances will pay for themselves in a few years too.

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book_of_daniel
Nov. 23rd, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
Money put into the kitchen always pays for itself when selling a house....
texwriterbear
Nov. 23rd, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
WOW you have been a busy boy!
Good for you!!
pharmbear
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
I look at improving the home as converting money into another form, not spending it. You are laying down equity which is excellent. Far better than blowing it on booze and women :)


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