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Old 03-06-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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Is a new kitchen a cooking tool?

We just made an offer on a house that we know is also getting several other offers. I will have a decent kitchen for the first time in over twenty years. Not to mention all of the other plusses. There are very few houses which fall in our price range so I am pr##ing that our offer is the one that is accepted. We bid way, I mean way over the asking price. So for all of you who are often busy on Sunday mornings you know what to do. I can't say here because of the site rules, but you know what to do. The bank will get our offer tomorrow and will consider it along with all of the others.

The kitchen has tons of cupboards. It's and old fashioned farm house with cupboards all the way to the ceiling. I actually took a step stool to the house to see if I could reach the top cupboards. I can just barely reach. If anything is pushed too far back I will have to get a taller step stool or stand on the counter.

In the basement there are two whole racks of shelving that I can use for my canning jars and there is room in the kitchen for more cupboards if I choose to buy them and of course I will. You can get cupboards for a song at the Habitat for Humanity store near us.

There is also a lovely formal dining room where I will actually be able to entertain guests and not have them trapped against the wall for the whole of the dinner hour.

If we get the house I will have to learn how to post pictures on this site. I only took 71 pictures today.

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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The best kitchen tool of all! I hope you get it!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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A fantastic Cooking tool! Good luck!
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:54 PM   #4
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I'm sending some good vibes in your direction for getting that house.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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Thanks so much. We should hear something by the 15th.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #6
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:30 PM   #7
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Yeah, good luck! Best time to buy a house now, even if you over bid, you know you're getting a good deal. That kitchen sounds like a winner.
My daughter just placed a bid on a short sale property last week. She's a first time home buyer.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #8
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How large is the kitchen?
Is it a galley or U counter layout?
Electric stove or gas?
What kind of countertops?
Lots of deep drawers? (I love a nice deep drawer)
Are the cabinets stained or painted?

Sounds like fun -- keep us updated! My fingers are crossed for good luck for you.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:59 PM   #9
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How large is the kitchen?
Is it a galley or U counter layout?
Electric stove or gas?
What kind of countertops?
Lots of deep drawers? (I love a nice deep drawer)
Are the cabinets stained or painted?

Sounds like fun -- keep us updated! My fingers are crossed for good luck for you.
It is an old farm house so nothing high end. No appliances included, I'll take mine with me. Three deep drawers but cupboards galore, all the way to the ceiling. The kitchen is twice as big as the one I have now but that's really not saying much, the one I have now is miniscule. Perfectly square room bout 15x 15 or so. The cabinets are painted white which is exactly what i want. Very plain cupboards, again just what I want. There is even room for more cupboards to go up, which they will as soon as we close on the place, if our offer is accepted.

We tried twice to buy short sale houses but they were just a nightmare. And they ate up 6 months of our time for nothing. Still, if you can get it to work it's a good deal. This house is a foreclousure so we are only dealing with the bank and not with the original owner as well. The bank set the price and we topped it buy a huge amount because we knew there were a ton of other bidders. Just have to sit back now and bite our nails till we hear something.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:29 PM   #10
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wow == a farm kitchen... that sounds so nice. I have always wanted a vintage=style farm house kitchen. 15'x15' is huge... lots of room to move about in there. Sounds like a great idea.

Your profile doesn't mention what part of the US you are located.

My best to you - sounds like a really wonderful kitchen.
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