When we began our kitchen wish list, a nice gourmet gas stove was at the very top. A dual oven no doubt as we imagined the hustle and bustle of holiday cooking, birthday dinners, large dinner parties... A pie baking on one side, the entree simmering away in the other...I could smell the aroma already.
But it was not meant to be, at least in our near future.
For the things that took the place of this beautiful gourmet range were:
a new roof,
some new wiring,
paint (removing and adding),
So instead, we found ourselves purchasing this Frigidaire electric coil top stove.
What we really love about our new 40-inch Frigidaire is that it was very affordable, purchased at a scratch and dent appliance store for more than 60% off retail. It is brand new, but indeed has a scratch, and a dent, located on the right side, which will be conveniently out of sight.
Due to all of the budget reasons I listed above, the stove was not the only thing on the kitchen wish list to go. We also canceled our cabinetry. The cost was of primary concern, but also, it felt premature to invest in a substantial kitchen design when we had never even spent a night in the house, nor shared a meal at the table.
So it's off to Plan B.
Plan B is for us to do a more temporary kitchen plan - less expensive appliances, self-made lower cabinets/shelving, self-standing furniture...and those IKEA counter tops. They have been a theme in our house renovations, and so the theme continues.
We're not sure how long this 'temporary' kitchen will be in place...There is new siding and paint we need to do this summer...But with our dual electric oven, I can still imagine the hustle and bustle of holiday meals...a pie baking on one side, the entree simmering away in the other.
And that wonderful aroma...