Posted on April 5, 2012
This last weekend was exciting, we said goodbye to our old Jenn-Air two burner range and welcomed in our new Frigidaire five burner range!
The Jenn-Air was original to our home so it dates to about 1989, it had one large burner and one small burner on one side and then two grilling plates on the other side. The Jenn-Air has worked flawlessly since we moved into our home so we were slightly sad to see it go.
On the day of the new range delivery I ripped out the fittings and base board and pulled the range away from the wall. The salesman at Lowes had told us to check whether we had a three or four prong plug connection. We had neither! Our range was direct wired into the house supply;
The Lowes delivery guy quickly pointed out that he simply could not touch the direct wired setup so he left us with our new range sat in the living room. I called our “go to” contractor, Paul from PTC Elite Builders.
Paul quickly assessed the mess of a situation and set about shutting off the power, removing the old range and then direct wiring the new range. This all happened in about 30 mins and as we waved goodbye to Paul I realized what a massive bail out he had performed! The lesson learned here is that if you have an old range and are planning to replace it, double check how it is wired
The new range looks great and we couldn’t wait to get some of our new countertops fitted to check out the overall look.
Our counter tops are from IKEA, they are the Numerar butcher block counters;
We applied three coats of WaterLox original to the counters and they looked great;
A quick check fit of the counters showed us a sneak peak of the final look and feel that we are working towards, we hope you like the style… I plan on getting the large piece cut and sealed over the next couple of days and as soon as it is dry, we will be fitting all the pieces together;
Check out our progress gallery below, complete with toddler and dog inspections!