This past week we found out that we have water damage in our kitchen. We were having a wonderfully romantic morning, cleaning our basement due to the cat pooping all over the place, when my husband noticed water dripping on his head. We traced it upstairs to the kitchen. Our fridge, of course, has been leaking recently. It's a rather old fridge, and it has given us a few issues since we moved in two years ago. Nothing urgent, but it's an energy-sucking box...definitely outdated and not doing its job as nicely as we'd like.
We're fridge snobs, apparently.
So as my husband started to look into the issue, he pulled up the floor molding, and underneath the laminate layer, we could see warped, wavy wood.
Awesome. Every homeowner's dream.
If it were up to me, I'd pull up the (ugly) laminate floor without thinking twice. I'd fix the wood underneath that has been damaged, and then put in a nice, new, hardwood floor.
What about the fridge? We can't just let the fridge keep ruining our floor. And even if we replaced the floor, how could we put a yellow-aging fridge on top of beautiful new wood? Well, we wouldn't. We're saving up for a new fridge. Nothing huge or fancy - we have limited space and funds. But I'm excited. I'm excited for the food to stop going bad after only two days and the freezer turning off whenever it feels like it. We're aiming for September...check back to see an update!