Don’t you wish I’d just be quiet about that darned gas stove? So does Vince! I thought I had it all figured out. Here’s the little wet bar area downstairs. I’ve given up on getting the gas stove in the upstairs kitchen which is the real kitchen.
Here’s my potential plan:
- See that row of cabinets above the fridge? If I moved these book cases out and put them there, I could put the fridge on this wall. Problem: How do you get the ice maker line there? There’s a bedroom behind that wall. The top cabinets would fit just fine. I’d have to have the bottom cabinets a bit narrower (not as deep) as standard bottom cabinets though. I don’t mind.
- Where the fridge currently is, I could put a 6 burner gas stove.
- New cabinets would have to be built to go over the sink and stove and I want a real vent (vs. a microwave charcoal filter thing).
- I would have to get new countertops.
- I would have to get new tile because there’s tile in front of the sink and in front of the door but the rest is carpet. Don’t want carpet but there’s not a whole lot of space there to have to tile.
- Probably not room for a dishwasher without having to rebuild all the bottom cabinets. Don’t want to do that.
If we did this, we could put a gas heater in the downstairs garage which is behind the wall where the stove would be. If the power went off, we could light that heater, open the door to the house and let warm air in. Or, we could just grab a dozen quilts and cover up and stay warm. Now, we have no heat except the electric furnace and a generator but how much gasoline can you store?
Is it all worth it? Probably not. Should I just get over the burning desire for a gas stove? Probably so. The crazy thing is . . with Chad gone, and Vince teaching 3 nights a week, I don’t seem to be cooking too much any more. Weird, huh?