Moving full-time to a weekend house let a California couple take a fresh crack at an old kitchen.
Bundle Appliances and Save
Kelley picked her 36-inch-wide Thermador range for its dual-fuel mix: a versatile gas stovetop with star-shaped burners and an electric convection oven. When she was equipping the kitchen, Thermador had a promotion on a bundle of appliances—stove, dishwasher, and microwave—that enabled her to save money by buying all three. "Manufacturers' deals can cut appliance costs," she says, "and the added benefit is they match."