You’ve no doubt heard the old line about throwing in everything but the kitchen sink … well, today I have managed to purchase everything and the kitchen sink.
The refrigerator was purchased at the beginning of the month. We bought hardware for the kitchen cabinets last year. Likewise on the sink fixtures. The ceiling panels and coordinating egg and dart molding were purchased a few months ago. And the mother bought a new light and microwave a few weeks ago and I bought the floor tiles last week. We picked up the special order stain for the cabinets on Monday.
That took care of quite a bit. Even so, that still left some items hanging. Namely:
· Range hood
· Kitchen cart
Since we aren’t getting new countertops, that pretty much wraps the items we’ll need to finish the kitchen. (Except for the backerboard, grout, and adhesive for the floor tiles.) The range and range hood are coming from an online outlet. Shipping is free and the range was hundreds of dollars cheaper than anywhere else. The hood was about $40 less than the best price I could get locally.
We were going to buy the sink from Home Depot where it’s on sale but it was hard to pass up free shipping --and a price about $25 cheaper than HD’s.
I’ll name names and let you know how my experiences were with these places once the goods arrive next month. For now, I like them as they’ve collectively saved me just about enough to buy the kitchen cart and the materials for the floor installation! My theory: Why should I give it to them when I can keep it and use it for another part of the project?
It’s been tough to piece-meal buy all this stuff but it’s given me time to not only add to what I’d already saved toward their purchase, but to look for the best deal. I’m hell bent about making every home improvement dollar go as far as it can, and, except for maybe the refrigerator, I don’t think I could have done any better.
We'll soon see just how well I did ...