Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A Dead Fridge

When I asked my boyfriend to get me some ice last night, he pulled out an ice cube tray full of water, which is how we discovered that my tired, old fridge had gone on the fritz. It was still keeping things cold, but not as cold as they should be. My sister (who lives a block away) is graciously hosting my mustard and soy sauce until I get a new one, but all the really perishable things had to be thrown out.

The thought of replacing the refrigerator has gotten me thinking about the rest of the kitchen. I've got cheap cabinets and ugly counters. It wouldn't cost me too, too much to replace all the cabinetry with new ones from Ikea, and I suspect the investment would be repaid whenever it comes time to sell my apartment. I could also probably do all the work myself, since it's such a small space.

Here's a snapshot of the kitchen this morning. What do you think? Should I just bite the bullet and do the whole thing?

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Unless you're thinking about a fridge of a different size or moving it I don't see why you need to do it all at once. I'd do it in stages, but that's me!

Liz Fenton said...

I say, go for it. You don't want to be locked into that particular size (if even available)and why wait?

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

Go for it. We've done it and IKEA is the way to go. It's practical, affordable and stylish. We found that getting a new countertop measured and installed is the most time consuming part of the process.

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