This is CROSSPOST from the Kitchen Forum.
I'm moving to a small retirement house.
Are there any everyday people here that are way below the high-end level of most postings?? Like ones who can only afford $600 average for kitchen appliances bought at the hardware store sans designer?
I'm moving into a retirement community which supplies dishwasher, range & built-in microwave and resident provides the refrigerator and washer/dryer. The black dishwasher has to be replaced so I have to choose between white or black. The current range is white (why?), and the microwave is black. They will not replace the range, even though I think it ugly with small window and grey top and it didn't match DW or Micro. At 1st I said white to conform to the white range and therefore I will buy a white fridge. After looking at my pics of the little kitchen,,, I just don't like the look of the white and called her to change my mind to Black with hopes I can splurge and buy a black range myself at some point. The staff person said that white is the new "in" color and people going back to it. Opinions??? And yes, I'll take opinions from you "high-end" people!! ;-) PS: the cabinets are maple.