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November 6, 2011 4:33 PM Subscribe
We're remodeling our kitchen, yay. But...
posted by Maisie to home & garden (21 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
We're going to do a mid range kitchen remodel this winter. We are planning to save money by keeping our existing cabinet boxes and having new doors and drawers made because our cabinets (though from 1953!) are very good quality. We will be straightening out one of the cabinets that was installed on an angle so that an idiotic 1950s style planter could be installed in the counter (so SO hideous) and having the stupid and useless desk and "decorative" (read: seriously ugly) upper cabinet removed. We will be getting new countertops and new flooring. We intend to keep the one good feature the kitchen has, a large, gorgeous copper hood.
Since we're saving money by keeping the existing cabinets and not altering the layout, I want to splurge on some nice professional style stainless steel appliances. I want a 36" counter depth side by side refrigerator, a 27" built in electric double oven, a 36" 6 burner propane cooktop, a 24" dishwasher and a 24" built in microwave. I would like all of these appliances to match, but it seems like every brand that, for example, makes a good fridge makes the world's worst dishwasher or whatever.
Any appliance recommendations, anyone? Also, I've never had this sort of thing done before, so if anyone has any recommendations about counter or flooring materials, I'm all ears (eyes?). In case it is relevant, my kitchen is approximately 13" x 15", L shaped with an external door on one side and an internal door on the other. Across from the L shaped part, there is a built in banquette (sp?) and the oven and cooktop portion of the kitchen. Our house is sort of lodge style with epodes beams and such (though not in the kitchen).
Thanks in advance.