As you know, we chose the Whirlpool Ice Collection in White Ice. Aren't they pretty? I love the set - they just look like one big happy family.
The refrigerator gives us a lot of extra space and I really like the pull out freezer. I now know our old microwave wasn't performing as well - the new one cooks things so much quicker and is so quiet. That's true for the dishwasher too - our dishes are so much cleaner now! And the stove - those two large front burners and super huge oven is a bakers dream.
- Plan for the unknown. During the install we had a couple potential problems that luckily worked out but anytime you're doing home improvement it's good to have a little extra cash for the unknown.
- Clean the space. Having brand new appliances makes you want a super clean kitchen. I spent some time deep cleaning the kitchen - water/vinegar wash the cabinets, baseboards and counter tops. I even cleaned out the cabinets and purged some unnecessary junk.
- Set aside a little more for other improvements. As soon as the new appliance were installed I immediately hated our old kitchen cabinet knobs. Cabinet hardware is really affordable just remember you need a lot - we bought 26 knobs for about $100.00.
- You'll want to do more. I think with any home improvement you'll quickly say - what's next? For us, we plan on updating our counter tops later this year. I'd also like to get our cabinets refinished. As much as I'd like it all done right now, it's okay to take your time and gradually research and plan your space.
Now for one last bit of fun. Nebraska Furniture Mart and I want to help you improve your home. Share a photo of your kitchen on Instagram using #NFMfixmykitchen between Monday, May 23rd at 7:00 am (central time) and Friday, May 27th at 7:00 pm (central time) for a chance to win $100 to spend at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Make sure your profile is set to public so I can find your photo! Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Winner will be contacted via Instagram.
Part 1 - My Kitchen Needs a Little TLC
Part 2 - Kitchen Makeover - Install Day!
Part 3 - Breaking in the New Appliances
Part 4 - Kitchen Makeover Final Thoughts
This post is sponsored by Nebraska Furniture Mart and Whirlpool but all opinions are my own.