Oh, another infrequent post on this blog! Yeah…most of the kitchen stuff is still chasing the contractor down for updated project scopes and estimates, and then forwarding that on to the property manager for their approval and the approval of the board. But that didn’t stop me from taking another step towards a nicer kitchen!
Unsurprisingly, I’ve been browsing appliances for quite a few months (or years). I’ve been very picky about the range, the microwave, and the dishwasher–so much so, that there’s basically just one or two that fit all my requirements. But the only requirement I had for the fridge was that it be taller than me, and at five-two, that’s not a tall hurdle (pun intended).
Most of the newer refrigerators are six feet, which meant I had a lot of options, and I don’t do well with options.
Then the choice got easy: this past week, the Habitat for Humanity NYC Restore posted a very nice fridge.
Not only that, but they were also having a sale!
I went to the Restore in Queens on Saturday to check it out. It worked, it was in great shape (just a few small dents on the front), and I would never be able to have a fridge this nice otherwise–they retail for over two grand!
As for the height, it’s almost eighty inches 🙂 All of the other (new) fridges in my price range were only six feet.
I scheduled delivery for Tuesday, and then I had to get to work! First, was clearing out my kitchen to make room for the fridge swap. I also had to find a new spot for the microwave, since I won’t be able to reach the top of my new fridge (the current fridge is a measly five feet–yes, I’m taller than it, hence my requirement).
Tuesday came, and I had to empty and clean the fridge, as I was donating it to the Restore. Luckily, they don’t need an even swap.
Yeah, I stuffed the fridge, and I have two shelves with chocolate.
The delivery guys came and left in a jiffy, and then I had a shiny new-to-me fridge!
It’s so pretty and tall!
It took awhile to clean all the shelves, and then find a shelf configuration I liked. There are FOUR adjustable shelves and FOUR adjustable door shelves–so many options!
Where my old fridge and freezer were packed, there’s plenty of room to spare in this one!
It’s a little stretch to reach the top shelf and control panel, but the kitchen design called for a filler piece between a six-foot tall fridge and the cabinet above, which is now unnecessary since this guy is so tall.
It’s nice to finally have something new in this kitchen! I can’t wait until the rest of the kitchen is finished. In the mean time, you can find me opening and closing the doors (which are soft close like fancy cabinetry), and staring at it in all its tall and shiny glory.