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What We’re Working on Wednesday

The most important appliance in the kitchen, certainly the hardest working, what would you say it is?

I’m 100% sure it is the mighty dishwasher and I am sure my kids would agree with me!

I’m thrilled to share another episode of my WWWOW video series.

What We’re Working on Wednesday is my way of bringing you behind the scenes on our interior design and decorating projects, in a way that I hope you will find helpful and entertaining.

Wwwow Intro

My family and I are gearing up to start our own major renovation.

New Year = New Kitchen.

It’s finally my turn, this has been long overdue. It’s been nearly 16 years since we last renovated our kitchen.

See a sneak peek of my colourful kitchen design below. This is our 3D rendering. Pretty spectacular, right?!

Claires Kitchen Rendering 1 2
Cabinetry colour Kensington Blue. Island paint colour is Stratton Blue. Both are from Benjamin Moore.

And here are the finishes I’ve selected for paint colours, countertops, backsplash, wallpaper and my hardwood floor.

The smaller paint chips in the foreground were colour matched to my vintage Spode decorative plates that you can see on the wall in the drawing near the end of the blog. To see the portfolio of my main floor, head here.

Claires Kitchen Colour Palette Canva

In today’s episode of WWWOW, come inside my local appliance store where we will be taking a closer look at my new dishwasher – or should I say DishDrawers!

Join me as I go over some of the fantastic features of these DishDrawers and why I chose this appliance to be a major part of our new kitchen design.

Video Transcript & Photos

Traditional Dishwasher vs Fisher & Paykel DishDrawers

What is the one item you use every single day in your kitchen and if it’s not just right and you don’t love it, and it doesn’t work properly, it’s going to drive you crazy?

It’s your dishwasher.

Today I am at Best Brand Appliances in Oakville, Ontario. So, if you’re near me make sure you come and check it out here. Ask for Rebecca and tell her I sent you!

We are in the Fisher & Paykel room and we are looking at a dishwasher for my own kitchen.

Great idea when testing out dishwashers – bring dishes!

I’ve brought some dishes because I want to make sure that I can load up the dishwasher to see how things actually fit in.

Have a look at this here, the top drawer is bigger. What I love about this is that you can adjust the prongs to get larger spacing between your plates.

Fisher and Paykel DishDrawer top
Fisher & Paykel top drawer of the double DishDrawer

And you also have these removable baskets for your cutlery which can be extended to add even more utensils.

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Cutlery Basket Features – Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer

The other thing that can get really frustrating with a dishwasher is not being able to fit your pots and pans.

What I love about this Fisher & Paykel dishwasher is that the prongs can also be moved to completely collapse and make room for pots, pans and other larger baking dishes.

Fisher & Paykel DishDrawer Pot Configuration
One of many different configurations for the DishDrawer

There are also holders for your wine glass stems – and let me tell you, I love my wine. But hand washing all my wine glasses? Not so much.

Fisher & Paykel top Drawer Configuration
Fully loaded top drawer

If I need more room, then I’ve got a whole other drawer below. It appears to be identical in the design, just smaller.

There’s nothing worse than having something that you use daily that doesn’t work very well, right?

In my current dishwasher, I can’t get some of my glasses in, those that are larger at the ends. I know it sounds like such a small problem, but when you’re dealing with an appliance like your dishwasher every single day, it’s important to have something that functions well.

The Fisher & Paykel DishDrawers- Love it!

There you have it, that is my new dishwasher we will be getting in the spring when our renovations come to an end. I am very excited and appreciate all the support from my friends over at Best Brand Appliances in Oakville, Ontario.

I am Claire Jefford. This has been another episode of WWWOW – What We’re Working on Wednesday.

As promised, here’s a view of my new kitchen design from the living room. Eeeek, I can’t wait!

Claires Kitchen Rendering with Fisher and Paykel DishDrawers
DishDrawers will be on the far end wall, to the right of the sink.

I hope you enjoyed that. Comment below and let me know if you have invested in a decent dishwasher.

Or do you have you crappy dishwasher like my old one and you can feel my pain?


Find Colour Claire-ity Here

Do you know my 5 Steps on how to choose the right paint colour the first time?

Convenience At Your Finger tips

I have created Paint Colour Palettes for some of the most popular colours from three of the leading paint companies, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and Farrow & Ball.

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Currently, there are forty to choose from. I have also grouped them into collections to make them more convenient.

Benjamin Moore Whites & Neutrals
Benjamin Moore Whites Neutrals 1
Benjamin Moore Grays & Blue-Greens
Benjamin Moore Grays Blue Greens 2

Or get my entire collection of all 20 Benjamin Moore colour guides here in the Ultimate Collection.

Benjamin Moore Ultimate Collection
Benjamin Moore Ultimate Collection 2
Farrow & Ball Classic Collection
Farrow Ball Classic Collection 2

And my most recently created Collection:

Sherwin Williams Neutral Collection
Sherwin Williams Neutral Collection 2

Remember, it only takes one mistake to take your home decorating project from divine to disaster. Don’t let the paint be what stresses you out!

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(4) Comments
  • Norma
    | 19 January 2022

    I’m interested in your appliance selections. We are currently trying to decide on the big 4! Did you get all the same brand? My husband likes everything to match! Or did you get the FP dishwasher and other brands for the fridge, stove, and microwave? I would love to hear what you’ve learned in your search. Thank you, Norma

    • Claire Jefford
      | 20 January 2022

      Hi Norma. We did not go with the same company for all of our appliances, but we did use the same supplier. My husband preferred a fridge from Dacor, it was larger than the F&P ones we looked at. We chose the Sharp Microwave drawer that will live in our island. The oven we went with is Fisher & Paykel – a 36″ gas range. My husband is the cook in our home, so that was his choice. 🙂

      I would say don’t limit yourselves to thinking all the appliances have to be from the same company. Although there may be a savings on price, if you do that it doesn’t mean that one company will have the best solution for each appliance. We also are doing a panel ready fridge and dishwasher, so we needed to look at companies that offered that option, which they don’t all do. Good luck with your search! I hope that helps.

  • Robin
    | 20 January 2022

    WOW! Gorgeous home. Color beautifully done!

    • Claire Jefford
      | 20 January 2022

      Thanks Robin, we are excited for this new design! Stay tuned for more updates.

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