Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Kitchen Appliance Disaster and Coffee Bar

I'm still working on the new house and getting everything organized. It's turning out to be a much bigger job than I ever thought.

The one thing we cannot live without is a functioning kitchen, so that was the first room we put together. Luckily my husbands mom offered to pack, unpack and set up all the basics for us. With everything else going on this was very much appreciated and saved us a lot of time for other things.

Before I go into the story of the Kitchen Appliance Disaster I wanted to share a few pictures of the kitchen.

This first picture I got off the internet. This would be my kitchen if it was white. I'm not a big fan.
This is a picture of my kitchen after being remodeled by the seller. I'm so glad he went with the dark cabinets, lighter counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Exactly what I wanted.
Just a little closer.

A couple of pictures of the other side of the kitchen:
White version.

Remodeled with dark cabinets.

A little closer up. I love the lighter granite and the pattern on the travertine backsplash.

Are you ready to hear about the Appliance Disaster?  As you can see in the pictures, we needed to get a refrigerator. We also needed to get a new dishwasher because the one in the house was old and showing signs of rust. No problem. I love to shop and happily went to the local Home Depot after doing my research on line for models and prices. Picked out what I wanted and scheduled a delivery. Simple enough......
But the first set showed up with dings and damage to both appliances. I sent them back and ordered new ones. The second set showed up to the house in perfect condition. The dishwasher was brought up to the kitchen first and then it was time for the refrigerator. There are 8 stairs outside and then another 8 stairs inside because our kitchen and main living space is upstairs. Two delivery guys with the refrigerator were on their way up the second set of stairs when all of a sudden I heard a lot of noise and panic in their voices. All three of them almost went over the railing and crashing down to the bottom floor. I almost had a heart attack when I saw what was happening. Thank goodness the railing is strong because that and the wall behind them were the only things that stopped total disaster. The bottom of the refrigerator caught on the wall as it started going over and put a big hole in it. The drawers came out and hit the railing which caused damage to both the railing and the refrigerator.

So now my beautiful new house needs repairs and the refrigerator had to be returned again. Luckily they were able to bring a new refrigerator for the 3rd time just a few days later and THREE guys to install it. I am happy to say everything worked out finally and we have our new complete kitchen. I guess the 3rd time was the charm.

One of the next things on the list of many things to do is to set up a little coffee bar area where my new Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee maker is sitting. Stay tuned and I'll post pictures as soon as I get it done.

Sorry this was such a long post. I'll try to restrain myself in the future. Lol.


  1. Yikes!! Now you have me nervous...I'm expecting a new frig tomorrow!!

    And I'm with you. I like the darker cabinets so much better. 😀

  2. Your new kitchen looks terrific. Sorry, about the challenges with the appliances, but in the end, it is worth it.


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