Remember I mentioned that we are looking into buying a new fridge because ours is like 30 years old and an electricity guzzler? Well, turned out, it's not that easy to find a good fit for our kitchen.
Our house was built 33 years ago, and the cabinets in the kitchen are original. And I'm pretty sure, the refrigerator is too. That size just doesn't exist any more!!! Not even the parts (we could never find a replacement bulb, and for the past year we had to go the extra mile to clean it or try to find something on the back). But everything we've been looking at is either too tall, too wide or too deep. I really don't want to lose the top cabinets. You can never have too much storage in your kitchen, right? And we have a pantry door on the same corner where the fridge is, so a deeper one is not an option either. We looked at a bazillion of fridges in the past two weeks. Ugh!
We did find one fridge that we like (click on the link here):
We want to buy stainless steel. Our stove is stainless, our dishwasher is looking like one (more on this later), and we honestly consider it an investment for the resale value of our place. And this fridge is the only thing that can somewhat fit in the space. We will still have to cut the trim off the bottom of the cabinet but otherwise it fits perfectly. Yes, we actually went to Lowes with our measuring tape and danced around it:) It's on sale right now but still more than I wanted to spend. Actually between a coupon, cash back, and two different rebates, we can get the price down to $1300 + tax. But still...
Aaaahhh, decisions, decisions... We do need a fridge because ours is on it's last leg, and this one is also energy efficient... Now I just sound like I'm trying to convince myself :)
It is a big purchase and I'm stuck. Come on, people, cheer me up :)
Would you go for it?
PS - and as for the money, we have almost enough set aside after my recent paycheck without digging into our emergency fund.