About six years ago, you walked me through a kitchen remodel and then listened to me whine, when I moved before ever cooking in it. It really broke my heart!
You were a tremendous help, I learned so much that....I'm ready to do it again.
This time it's a little different though, DH and I have purchased a tiny country house with tons of character, little space and we are low on cash. the kitchen has the original 1961 appliances which are really my first priority to change.
This is what brings me here today.
I would prefer to buy appliances now, while I'm still in the planning stages, as I'm not comfortable cooking on the electric coil stove and 50 year old oven with broken hinges. However, If I buy what will fit in the cabinets, I can't get appliances that I want.
I don't want to shortchange my planning time because I need a stove... BTW we are only spending weekends at the house now, so not doing a ton of cooking and no baking. (I bought a portable induction burner, which is what I use the most).
Right now there is a wall oven / cooktop which is my preferred configuration. The cooktop is small four burner and the oven is 27". These are smaller than I would like.
Because the kitchen is small, I'm thinking of going with a freestanding range. Then I can have a bigger oven. Still a small stove though :-0
What do you think of cutting apart the cabinets where the cooktop is now and sticking a freestanding range in the spot until we start the remodel in the spring? Any other ideas on how to manage now and transition for later?
It's really sad, the cabinets are a lovely solid wood. However, the configuration isn't practical for max storage in such a small space. I will need LOTS of drawers.