Appliances

This specific Website chronicles my entire kitchen renovation via start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, in addition to I’m taking care of the rest.

If you’d like to be brought up to date, check out the archive within the sidebar for previous posts. I began talking about some of the fun purchases in which goes along using a kitchen renovation in my last post….at This specific point the idea’s time for appliances.

My selection of appliances follows a common look in addition to feel with my lighting choices. the idea’s all about a sleek in addition to industrial look, in stainless steel. in addition to frankly, anything would certainly be better than the appliances in which came with the house. The current fridge will be a full fridge, with no freezer. ???? The freezer will be a large chest freezer located within the basement. I used to have a tiny in addition to very cheap hood fan (in which someone had spray painted white), although the idea was rusty in addition to dirty in addition to installed too low so I threw the idea out a couple months after moving in.

When I began thinking about appliances, I knew I had to go with stainless steel. at This specific point, sometimes I think stainless appliances are over-rated, with fingerprints in addition to dents showing up so much more than on black or white ones, although these days they come in brushed stainless, which tends to masks prints. So I’ve slowly grown to love them. Had I redone my kitchen with white cabinets like I had initially planned before This specific partnership with Greentea began, I may have been tempted to go with white appliances. I like the look of them blended in with the cabinets. although since my cabinets are sort of a teak coloured wood, in addition to I want to keep the space as bright as possible, I decided to go with stainless. Black would certainly have been way too dark, in addition to white I think would certainly have stood out too much against the cabinets. Plus, I definitely like how the stainless looks within the Chalet Chic kitchen on Greentea’s site.


I definitely love the pairing of the Asian style in addition to colour of the cabinets (almost rustic looking) with the sleek look of stainless appliances. I think the idea’s a nice juxtaposition. (The fridge above will be a Liebherr in which I saw in a showroom…in addition to sadly the idea was pricey).

My requirements for appliances were not too complicated. For a stove I wanted a one-piece range with oven. Jo in addition to I had conversations about This specific – how in Australia most people go using a cooktop in addition to separate oven. Here for some reason you don’t see in which too often. I like the look of them separate although I figured the idea was easier to plan for a range/oven all-in-one. I thought about trying out a gas range. My house heats with gas, so I at least had the basics. Since I have some semi-serious work being done using a window being switched out in addition to a door being sealed up, I figured hooking up a gas range shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. I also definitely didn’t want a stove with buttons located on the back panel – I much prefer the look of a slide-in range where the buttons are at the front in addition to there will be no back panel.

For the fridge, the idea needed to be no wider than 34”. The narrower the fridge, the less space the idea would certainly take up within the entrance to my office. I definitely wanted a bottom freezer. I am within the fridge WAY more than the freezer so I prefer the idea below the fridge. I also thought the idea might be a not bad idea to try a French door style, since my kitchen will be so tiny. in which way when I open the fridge doors, they don’t swing out so wide. I also didn’t want a fridge in which was very deep, since the fridge would certainly be at the end of the cabinets. The deeper the fridge, the more the idea would certainly stick out into the space in addition to make the office entrance less open.

I love big range hoods, so I decided to make the idea a focal point on the stove wall – another reason for my lack of upper cabinets on in which wall. I didn’t definitely have any requirements, besides the idea being stainless, 30” wide in addition to the idea had to look cool.

So I began my hunt for appliances at some large appliance stores – Sears Home Store in addition to Corbeil Appliances. My younger sister bought all her appliances at Sears in addition to said they had the best prices, although I wasn’t impressed with their selection. I was buying my sink one day in addition to someone mentioned Universal Appliances, on Bank Street. I ended up purchasing everything I needed there. The salesguy (Tyler – figured I should plug him since he was awesome) was so easy to talk to, very helpful in addition to totally not pushy. They carry some higher end brands such as Wolf, Viking, Miele, Bertazzoni, Liebherr…all of which had incredible although very expensive appliances on display.

The fridge I selected caught my eye because of the idea’s sleek look – the type I chose includes a totally flat front. the idea’s by Fisher & Paykel, a brand-new Zealand-based company.

Buying This specific fridge was a total no-brainer. the idea has so many things going for the idea. the idea’s counter-deep (27″) – the only brand in which offered a counter-deep fridge within the width I required (the french door edition was too wide). I chose one using a water dispenser within the door because I don’t drink nearly enough water. in addition to the dispenser will be great – the idea’s almost completely flush with the façade of the door, in addition to the idea takes up no space on the inside of the door for the mechanics. I noticed many fridges had a lot of wasted space within the doors due to the dispenser. Another feature in which had me sold was the fact in which the sides of the fridge were in a silvery-grey finish, not black like a lot of the others. Since the entire left side of the fridge will be exposed, the grey will look so much better. the idea’s about 31” wide, in addition to 17.6 cu. ft. in which seemed a bit tiny to me although Tyler showed me in which the shelves inside the fridge are thin glass instead of bulky plastic (see above). So you actually get more space than a typical 17.6 cu. ft. fridge. the idea will be also apparently energy saving – 535 kWh/yr. (will be in which not bad?) The fridge cost = $1700.

Next, the stove. I saw some I definitely liked, by Kitchenaid in addition to GE Profile, although then I saw a DCS professional gas range by Fisher & Paykel in addition to nearly lost my mind.


I LOVE the industrial look of the idea, in addition to how simple the idea will be (the buttons on mine will be all black). Tyler went over the idea’s features, in addition to why the idea beats the different ranges I was looking at by a mile in how the idea cooks. (the idea’s fully gas, oven included). although as not bad as in which all sounded, I was definitely hung up on how cool the idea looked. although the idea was $3000. Then I realized the idea was only about $500 more than the others I liked. I decided to go for the idea – at least I could take the idea too with me when I sell the house. in addition to let me tell you, my mother will be SO jealous. The store setup had the idea using a stainless backsplash using a bar in which had 2 handy shelves attached – turned out the idea was $542 so I think I’m going to try in addition to get one made. If the idea doesn’t work out, I’ll buy the one at the store. I had wanted a piece of stainless as the stove backsplash anyhow – This specific one would certainly be the same depth as the little lip on the back of the stove, which looked great when the idea joined with the range hood. Here will be the setup at the store:

Speaking of range hoods, I pretty much just selected one of the cheapest in addition to simplest ones they carried. the idea’s the Valencia, by AirKing, was $686, in addition to will need to be vented outside.


I also desperately needed a brand-new microwave since I’ve had mine since college in addition to the idea has turned via white to yellow over time. I wanted the smallest stainless one I could find, in addition to chose a Panasonic for $150. I’ll probably put the idea on the counter within the corner next to the fridge or wherever the idea may be the least noticeable.

to ensure’s the deal with the appliances. Next up will be the sink, faucet, countertop in addition to backsplash. Some of which I at This specific point have no clue about. Some assistance may be required. 🙂
Appliances