I thought you might like to see some before and after pictures.
Here are the old bisque appliances. Notice the refrigerator is on the left, the stove is straight ahead. The floor is vinyl.
Here is the same view in the 'new' kitchen. I had them switch the refrigerator and stove which opened up the kitchen making it feel much larger. And I had hardwood floors (installed by my friend, Gramma2Many's son) which look way nicer than vinyl and are so easy to keep clean.
Now we eat at the bar and the sitting area replaces the former eating area. You'll note the old bisque refrigerator on the left. The new refrigerator is for me and the 3 students I cook for. I love my new french door refrigerator. It holds a lot. But I also have another renter who cooks for himself, so the old bisque refrigerator now holds his food.
This picture is for Tatersmama. Back at the beginning of March she posted pictures of her refrigerator and challenged the rest of us to do the same. OK, Katie, I'm finally accepting your challenge!
And last, but certainly not least, are the two men who did the work on my new kitchen back in 2006. From left to right are my nephew, Josh and his wife, Bridget, and my friends Cheri and her husband, Ron who I've known for 25+ years. I invited them all to dinner last weekend to celebrate the new appliances and also to celebrate Josh and Bridgette's first wedding anniversay. (Pssst, Bridgette and Josh are expecting their first child this August!) I think these two men did an outstanding job on my kitchen and now that the new appliances are finally in, I am really enjoying my new kitchen!