February 12, 2010

It's the Little Things

My husband and I have taken to watching House Hunters and timing how long it takes before the person looking at the house says: 

I'll have to redo the entire kitchen.  I really wanted stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

It doesn't matter how new the appliances are, even if they look brand new.  It doesn't matter if the counter tops are fabulous looking.  No, it all must go because it's not stainless and granite.  I have seen one show where these words were not mentioned.

We don't have granite counters, however, after watching those shows we discuss going out and buying all white appliances for the kitchen.  Just because. 

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1 I watch the local access station when it has local realtors listings being shown. I always immediately redo the kitchen, no matter what.  I think it's something in the water.
However, I rarely choose stainless. I'm into the all-white appliance vibe too.

Posted by: LeeAnn at February 12, 2010 12:32 PM (n2UcJ)

2 My appliances are black and my counters not granite, or solid core, or tile. Now, I'd love to have granite, but ya know - three kids - two in college - daughter with do nothing husband under threat of loosing her home... new counters are on the bottom of my list.

Posted by: patti at February 12, 2010 01:46 PM (ykXWv)

3 The kitchen re-do musings always include something like "It looks about 10 years old" or "Very 90's look to it." I have underpants older than that.

Also, the hunters are very concerned that their dogs will like the yard. What's the big deal? If it has a squirrel and a tree trunk, the dogs will like it.

Posted by: Suzette at February 12, 2010 07:11 PM (iCb28)

4 Granite's overrated, anyway. It seems that some types actually emit measurable (and potentially hazardous) amounts of <a href="http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/granite.asp">radon</a>. Not all of them, but I don't know how simple it is to find that out before they install the countertops in your home.

Posted by: Julie at February 14, 2010 12:26 PM (1UTuR)

5 (Oops - I'm used to commenting on blogger. That link again is here)

Posted by: Julie at February 14, 2010 12:27 PM (1UTuR)

6 Stainless steel is the avocado of the future...
Nothing like shiny, white, easy to keep clean kitchen appliances. 

Posted by: gregor at February 14, 2010 08:10 PM (AoAEA)

7 "Stainless steel is the avocado of the future..."
I love that. May I steal it?

Posted by: MGA at February 17, 2010 10:51 AM (XADUG)

8 MGA, be my guest.  

Posted by: gregor at February 18, 2010 07:01 PM (AoAEA)

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