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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Fridge Shopping... Day 1

Day 1: We visited several stores last night trying to determine what our new fridge will be.

We went to Sears, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's and a local appliance store.

It's a tough choice, we are torn between the classic white or the stainless look. We both are not into the stainless look for a fridge, I just think it's too industrial looking.

The fridge we buy now will dictate the look of the stove and dishwasher we will get in the near future so it has to all blend in.

Also, the color/finish of fridge we'll get now will determine what color our kitchen cabinets and counters need to be when we remodel in a few years.

Currently we are leaning towards getting a french door bottom freezer in stainless steel (see picture).

Why stainless steel when I just mentioned we are not into it? Well, the stove and dishwasher we prefer looks better in steel than in white.

Decisions, decisions.

Question of the day: Do the fridge, stove and dishwasher all have to match in finish? Does it look good mixed (all steel, all white, white fridge, steel stove/dishwasher)?


Blogger ella w. said...

Since I'm a minimalist I prefer stainless steel appliances. Plus they kind of go with everything.

January 31, 2007 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Ally said...

I think a white dishwasher would, for example, blend in with white cabinets; thus it would be OK to have a stainless steel refigerator and stove (and not a dishwasher). It's smart to think this out. Will having the bottom freezer be annoying insofar as getting ice? Anyway, I don't think you'll regret getting all stainless steel.

January 31, 2007 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I don't think I ever really paid much attention to it (because I'm a guy) but my fridge and dishwasher are white. The stove and microwave are black. But they're on different sides of the kitchen, so only a woman would really notice. :D

February 1, 2007 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Trixie said...

Thank you for your inputs everyone! :)

We've decided to go with the stainless steel fridge as we will be getting a steel stove and dishwasher in the near future.

Ella - our thoughts exactly and that's why we are going for steel.. it will give us more flexibility when we are ready to redesign the kitchen.

Ally - we won't have any difficulties getting the ice. DH & I are not big ice consumers since it's always so cold in our area. We usually consume ice when we entertain only.

Aaron - I think your current setup is fine. You'll probably think twice now when you need to buy a new appliance. ;)

February 1, 2007 at 10:45 AM  

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