Monday, April 8, 2013

New Dishwasher and Spring Cleaning!

Echo has been sleeping better (lots better!) lately and that combined with the beautiful Spring weather has given us a renewed burst of energy. I went from just barely getting through the day to actually wanting to do things around the house and I have been in major Spring cleaning mode. Eric has been getting better sleep too and his big project this weekend was installing our new dishwasher. We desperately needed one and had been planning on getting a new one with Eric's Christmas bonus. It only took us until April to get around to buying one. Here is a picture the kitchen with the new dishwasher installed.

Finally the dishwasher matches the other appliances, one more step complete in our kitchen renovation project! It's hard to see here but Eric also recently added a metal backsplash to the right of the sink.

Our old one was dingy white and probably original to the house which was built in 1976. Not only did it not clean the dished well (you had to pretty much scrub them completely clean before putting them in the dishwasher) but the coating on the wire racks was starting to chip off and it was leaving rust spots on our white dishes. The new dishwasher was a huge pain to install since the people who built our house were crazy and put everything together in odd ways and then basically stuck it in place with chewing gum and twine (that's an exaggeration but not by much). After slaving away all day at it however, Eric finally got the dishwasher in place and ready for the test run.

I hate the floors in our kitchen, that's another thing on the list of things to replace.
 It works so well I want to cry, this is going to make my life sooo much easier! It's also insanely quiet, bliss. It made all our other appliances look really dirty because it was so clean so it inspired me to scrub down the entire kitchen, another check marked off of my Spring cleaning list. The other great thing about the new dishwasher is the giant box it came in!

Naturally we turned it in to a cat house :-)

1 comment:

  1. The new dishwasher looks great- your kitchen is so sleek!

    Also, glad to hear that Echo is sleeping better. I will certainly be calling on you for advice when little miss mcgee is having sleep issues!