Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? Kevin and I spent most of the weekend working around the house: getting quotes on replacing our roof (not cool), yard work for Kevin, organizing our guestroom, and prepping the nursery for painting.
Lately we have been trying to get the house in order and fixing as much as we can on our never ending list of things to do. Somewhere along the way our dishwasher stopped working properly…yuck! I hate washing dishes (actually Kevin ended up doing most of the dishwashing thank goodness!). We tried to tough it out as long as we could by pre-rinsing everything before we put in in the not-so-great dishwasher. This only lasted a couple of days before Kevin ordered us a new fancy stainless steel washer from Home Depot. We really wanted one that had multiple levels of sprayers and a food disposal system of some sort, oh, and we didn’t want to break the bank! We end up with this beauty:
It was here in no time, and Kevin and his helper were ready to put it in!
Stewie loves to sit on your lap when you are trying to get things accomplished; he is such a great helper (as long as he isn’t chewing on tools, tape, or tubes you are trying to use).
Because of the layout of our kitchen the install of the dishwasher was somewhat of a nightmare (note to self, consider installation next time). Our dishwasher is not very close to our sink, which obviously, it should be. The standard tubes that came with the dishwasher were not long enough so we had to special order longer tubes. After waiting for the correct parts, we were good to go, and Kevin no longer had dishpan hands!
It looks great and we just love it; it really washes well.
We still have a long way to go in the kitchen. Basically everything (except the new appliances) needs to be ripped out and we need to start over! It seems like the re-model will probably occur slowly over the next few years. It started about 6 months ago when we bought our new range:
We have loved the new range. I must say having the double oven has been quite handy for baking at two temps, and the smaller oven on the top heats up quickly when cooking on only one rack. After using it for a while I am definitely glad we spent a little more and got the double oven feature.
I am pretty sure our fridge is ready to go next (maybe because it keeps leaking), and besides it needs to be stainless to match everything else (it’s white). After that who knows what’s next!
Have you had to buy any appliances lately? Anyone else have non-matching appliances, or did you get them all at once? Whatever you have, hopefully they are working well! On that note, have a lovely week!