I am so excited to announce my partnership with Maytag. After meeting representatives at the Haven Conference, I was slightly anxious about a partnership because my kitchen and laundry areas were in large need of sprucing up and I had major improvements on my to-do list (but planned for much further down the road). But, as both sayings go, “there is no time like the present”, and “some things are just meant to be!”
Speaking of meant to be, take a look at my new double oven range! My range couldn’t have come at a better time. With the holidays right around the corner, I’ll have two ovens and will be able to get the complete meal done all at once for the first time ever!
As you can see, this is all part of my larger renovation. I have wanted to replace my kitchen floor for several years because my painted vinyl floor was starting to show major wear and tear. Years ago when I had new cabinets installed, they put them over three layers of sub-floor and three layers of linoleum. The thought of adding height to that, or taking it up was too overwhelming for me to even think about.
But the possibility of having a new Maytag® Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel kitchen suite had me researching and seeing just what I could do about that floor. After all, who could pass up a finish for your kitchen appliances that doesn’t show smudges and comes clean with just water? You know how when you start a small renovation, you are supposed to expect it to take more time and money than when you first set aside? Not only is THAT true, but one project can lead to another, then to another, and I’m still not done.
With the help of my neighbor Rodney, I have been so busy over the last month preparing for and anticipating my new kitchen appliances! There were some projects that I felt must be done before taking the delivery, but one project in particular needed to wait until the appliances arrived.
You see, I’ve never had an over-the-range microwave and I am so excited that my new microwave will help me remove two other appliances that are taking up room in my kitchen—a small microwave AND a small oven. Rodney and I installed the new microwave by removing the original hood over my stove.
In between working on the kitchen projects that I needed help with, I was also tackling my basement laundry area to get it ready for my new Maytag® Front Load washer and dryer ! If you’re a long-time reader you know that I don’t have a laundry room, just a dark dingy corner in the basement where I run down, throw in a load, and run back up. I’ve always seen laundry as a chore and drudgery down in the dark corners of my home. This non-working washtub has been here all of my 41 years of living here, and many years before that. With sights like this, it’s difficult to call it a laundry room—but I hope to make it much brighter and more cheery in the next few months. After all, I want my two new beauties to feel right at home!
I’m already making headway on both the kitchen and the laundry area:
The laundry tub is gone! I’ll be sharing more details on how I am updating my laundry area later this fall/winter as well as showing you projects and ideas on how to update your basement laundry area to make it less dreary.
Before the new laundry set arrived, I rushed to get the ceiling and walls painted and I chose white appliances to help brighten up the space. It’s definitely still a work in progress, but I actually look forward to doing laundry now! There were piles of laundry that had been waiting to be done—things like old bedding to be donated and such. But not now! The washer has so many new functions that I’ve never had before including the Fresh Hold® option that keeps clean clothes smelling fresh for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends for when I’m busy doing projects or simply forgetting about the laundry (I think we’ve all been there!).
Like I said, there are still DIY projects to complete before I can show you the new look of my kitchen. But meanwhile I have new Maytag® appliances to make my life easier!
In fact, my former fridge was Maytag and I purchased it during a Black Friday sale, because it really is the best time to buy new appliances. To find the brand’s deals for this year* and find appliances like mine, visit Maytag November Savings.
Stay tuned for more details and great DIY project ideas for updating laundry and kitchen spaces on a tight budget!
*Savings available Nov 1 through Nov 29
I have partnered with Maytag to sponsor this post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.