Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I dream big-Home Improvement

Our dishwasher is on it's last leg. Matt and I are under the assumption that it's the original from when the house was built in 1998, so if this is the case, it lasted 12 years. Good for it. So, we are looking for a new one, and we have always known that we were going to replace the appliances, as we can't stand white.

Now, if we would stop arguing over stainless vs. black. I say we are going with black because little children prints don't show as easily. He says stainless, as it helps resale value. Which shouldn't matter if we are going to be here for at least 10 years, right? So, black it is.

But, I don't want to replace just one appliance black, and still have a white sink, stove, range microwave, and fridge. I want them ALL black. And if I am going to do that, then I need to go ahead and get the counters redone, but before I can do that, I need to stain the cabinets to a darker color.

Then, once all of that is done, we have to replace the vinyl with stone, as it just looks better, but then the walls don't match, and we need to get off our asses and paint those. Since one wall connects to the living room, those need to be done as well. Which doesn't mean I need to rip up the carpet in the living room and hallway and replace with a dark wood floor, but it will look so much better once I do, right?

5 comments:

Irish said...

If you get a stainless, you'll be able to clean it EASY PEASY with Pledge. It's cheap & easy to use. ;)

Irish said...

Oh & your post reminds me of "If you give a mouse a cookie" book.

If you get a new dishwasher, you'll have to get new appliances. And if you get new appliances you'll need new counter tops. And, if you get new counter tops, you'll need to redo your cabinets. ;)

Princess Peaches said...

It's true. I'm a mouse, and I NEED a cookie...

Laura said...

Hi its RTLmom from bbc, i have to tell you we just got a new stainless dishwasher and it's really easy to clean the fingerprints off the outside. Im sure by now you have already made your decision though....lol. anyway, great blog!!!

Princess Peaches said...

Thanks Laura! We actually haven't made the choice yet. He still wants stainless!