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Thursday, June 29, 2006

New Appliances

This past sunday we purchased/ordered our new kitchen appliances at a major big box store (HD). They offered 10% off everything on my list, and another 10% off that for opening a charge account (I actually have the money to pay outright ... but it was another huge discount ! :) There were also gift cards totalling over $150 with the fridge and dishwasher. Rebates on delivery. No tax on items installed by them such as the dishwasher and the already on sale microwave ($100 sale discount). Rebates for the energy star items, yadda, yadda, yadda. They practically gave the stuff away (just kidding), but it seemed that way as the sales rep kept handing out discounts and gift cards. They will even hold on to them until we can have them installed. And to think dh wanted to drag our old fridge all the way from California ... to put in the new kitchen ... silly man! BTW ... after much consideration, we opted for the white with titanium handles ... remember, this is going to be my retirement home and I'm trying to make it simple to clean! Boy .... it was a toss up and the stainless was sooooo tempting!!! The kitchen, as it stands now, will be loosly based on a kitchen makeover in Country Living magazine, only swapping white for the stainless steel. Hey, I couldn't come up with any inspiration (except Mrs. Darling's (Dishpan Dribble) beauty of a kitchen) on my own, so had to borrow here and there. The actual magazine layout was published in the March, 2006 edition. Let me know what you think please. Oh, the joy (headache) of filling out all those rebate forms!


Maggie Ann said...

I'm sure your new kitchen will be gorgeous! We remodeled ours about a year ago and wish we had done it sooner.

gramma_s said...

Wow, I do hope Mrs. Darling will read this post. She will be right proud that you think her kitchen beautiful. I'm sure your kitchen will be beautiful also, anyhow your appliances are. :-)