But I was struggling with the idea of getting a new refrigerator after spending on my bathroom and countertops... and having to save money up for grad school.... that was until my company offered to pay for my tuition and books! So, with an emergency fund already in place, money automatically going into a retirement account, and no other big looming debts to pay in the future, I can easily afford to buy new appliances. Yes, a self-cleaning oven is on the list as well!
So with kitchen plans that look a little like this:
Black, stainless, or white? I'm planning on moving in about five years so resale is important to me. I think a kichen with a black and white theme might look good with any of the above and going with black or white might make it easier to find a great deal on a scratch and dent or Craigslist option.