So, as part of fixing up the house, we are finally "forced" to replace the range with the non-working oven (seriously, it takes an hour at 500 degrees to cook a frozen pizza, and even then the center will be cold) and the refrigerator that simultaneously manages to freeze any carrots put on the shelves and let the yogurt melt into thick soup, as well as let any meat spoil. I think we've decided on the range (this one here), but we are having an issue with the fridge.
Apparently they stopped making the size fridge that we have room for sometime in the 19 years since we've had this one. This one is 31 inches wide, but nowadays most of what you find are the big honking side-by-sides that are 33-36 inches wide. So we have to go a little smaller, which is 29.5 inches wide. That's fine. But BigDaddyFish and I are having a bit of an argument -- over color.
We are agreed we don't want white. He wants stainless steel. While stainless would look good, I am cheap and I don't want to pay the extra $150 to get stainless on the same fridge we can get in black for less. He thinks our kitchen is bright and airy (which it is) and if we put a black fridge in that space it will create some sort of black hole that will suck in all that is happy and joyful in life. I only exaggerate slightly. So I asked Uncle Orca/Agincourtdb, who said go with the black because we'll just cover it up with kids' drawings anyway. He has a point. I guess it comes down to the overall effect and what is going to be more desirable to a buyer.
So I'm doing what any self-respecting blogger does: I'm asking you guys. Here's the space:
So, picture this stove in the spot, and then tell me, which do you prefer? Black or stainless? Is the feeling about the stainless strong enough to justify paying the extra $$? Am I just a cheap wench? Keep in mind we also need to have the budget to paint the entire house, sand and refinish the hardwood in the kitchen, get a new subfloor and other flooring in the entryway and powder room, get a little drywall work done, replace two more floors of carpeting, and get the whole place deep cleaned. I have a minor panic attack even thinking about it. For the record, our dishwasher is black. The current stove is black with a stainless top, the new one will be the opposite - stainless with a black top.
Vote in the comments and there just may be a prize involved if I get, oh, say ten or more comments.