We plan on not buying appliances until we get the "go ahead" after closing. But, we thought we might as well check out the July 4th sales anyway. We will be buying a refridgerator as well as new washer and dryer (because we'll either leave our current washer/dryer here for renters or sell it to upgrade to higher capacity).
Right now our top picks are both stainless steel french door Samsung refridgerators. The cheaper one does not have ice/water in the door and is about 26 cubic feet. The other is about $400 more but has the ice/water in the door and I think was slightly larger. We're hoping to catch a sale or scratch/dent because I'd really prefer to have an option for filtered water. We currently have a water filter on our sink but with the pull-down faucet we will be getting; that won't be an option.
For washer/dryers we are either looking at the Electrolux 4.2 Steam washer and dryer (I'm hoping to find the blue or turqoise) or the Samsung 4.0 Steam washer and dryer (in platinum). We decided not to get pedestals. They are just so pricey and since we have the tray for 2nd floor laundry under the washer the drawer wouldn't be useable anyway. We've had our current front-loaders without pedestals for 6years and even though I don't like them that low, it's not worth $400 or more to have them raised (and actually having them lower means we could possibly put a countertop above). Our PM also suggested not getting pedestals because I was concerned about vibration/noise in a 2nd floor laundry and he said the pedestals make them louder/shake more.
And just because we're excited here's some pics of our soon-to-be kitchen!
Pics of the model show our kitchen layout:
Our cabinets are Rushmore Painted Maple Butterscotch Glaze
Cabinet Knobs : Allen & Roth Marisa
Cabinet Pulls: Allen & Roth Marisa
Countertop: Formica 180fx Antique Mascarello
Flooring: Armstrong Illusions Sedona Cherry 5in planks
Paint Color will be similar to this
Stools for the gourment island
Beautiful View out the morning room windows!!
We can't wait to see it all put together and are thanking God everyday for such an awesome blessing!