Homeownership - Maintenance, Building, Updating, Renos, etc.

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Fitz, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    We have an easement on our property (shared private driveway, so an easement for turning around). It's documented in our closing paperwork (probably the title, but not sure). Good luck!
     
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  2. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    C and I are tentatively considering replacing our fridge and possibly other appliances as well. Our kitchen can be seen here. We really want a fridge with a water dispenser. Would it look weird to just have a stainless steel fridge if we don't replace the other black appliances?
     
  3. HBC

    HBC Chicken

  4. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    I think it would be fine too.

    Signed,
    Owner of almond-colored refrigerator and range, black dishwasher and built-in microwave
     
  5. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    I also agree it would be fine, but we got a “black stainless” fridge (no water dispenser tho) and I love it.
     
  6. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Thanks guys. Our main floor is very open concept and I felt it would look weird, but C didn't.

    @fantasynerd does it scratch? I read something about those getting dinged up because they're essentially a coating over the true stainless.
     
  7. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    Go for it, especially if you plan to stay where you are a while and would want to gradually transition to all stainless as things are replaced.
     
  8. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Go with what is functionally best! I’m still pissed I didn’t get my ice maker.
     
  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Having ice/water on the fridge is great. Esp once kids can reach that and their cups. “Get yourself some water!” :lol:
     
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  10. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    @Zoomzoom I guess so? I just noticed that it does have a few scratches on it, not sure if they could be buffed out or something. Obviously I don’t find them super noticeable, but we also have a ton of pictures and magnets on it.
     
  11. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    I’m just going to point out that you are having a baby, so regardless what option you choose, a certain amount of wear and tear and scratching is inevitable once that baby/toddler is mobile. They are destructive little creatures, even if it’s unintentional.
     
  12. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Oh for sure @megatron. The less noticeable the better is my theory at least! Also makes me hesitant to replace the fridge now. We have a water cooler currently but it makes strange noises semi-frequently and we're both over having to deal with jugs.
     
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  13. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Also don’t let the baby make you hate everything you have. Get something that’s easy to clean and if you have to replace it again when she’s 15 and can walk past without scratching it, whatever.
     
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  14. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Yeah, get what you need/want! But don’t expect it to stay perfectly pretty either lol. As long as it isn’t a safety issue with a small child, don’t compromise on something more “sturdy” just because you feel you have to! Stuff is replaceable. As long as it works for what you need lol!
     
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