(nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. ~Auguste Rodin)
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Kitchen Renovation: Appliances Ordered!
Today was a very grown-up day for the Schwabs... we went to Grants appliances and ordered our refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher, and scheduled delivery for next Saturday! First, for those of you who live in the Chicago area, and may need to purchase any type of appliance some time (kitchen, laundry, electronics, etc.), we have to strongly recommend Grants. They have a great little store, with a huge range of options, incredibly kind, knowledgeable and helpful staff who don't come off in any way like slimy salesmen, and are willing to work with you on budget, including the fine art of bargaining (which those of you who shopped with us in Guatemala know both Dave and I take very seriously!). Anyway, we knew what we were looking for; had price compared Home Depot, Lowes, Sears, and Best Buy; had our space measurements with us; and were honest about the fact that we were needing to make a deal. And we came out spending about $1000 less than we both expected based on our research and budgeting! Woohoo! So, these may not be the exact models (for some reason I'm having a hard time finding them based on the model numbers on our paperwork, but, don't fret, I'll have photos of the *actual* appliances, installed in our kitchen next weekend!), but here's a preview of what we ordered (all by GE; note, ours do all match in their steel-like tone):
We have a unique space situation for a microwave, so we're going to research options for this a bit more before adding one to our kitchen. We haven't had a microwave for four years, so we don't actually feel like we need one, but eventually we think we'll probably get one. For now, though, we're fine without it, and are super excited for our new appliances to arrive in less than a week!