Monday, October 20, 2008

For people who don't like stainless steel appliances



If you lived here you, too, could put magnets on your fridge! Yes! You could! It's not one of those no-magnets-here fridges!

Found by Emma.

17 comments:

K2-Judgment Day said...

I like the washing machine in place of a dishwasher in the kitchen. It makes it that much easier to wash a load of clothes whilst whipping up a nutritious meal for the family.

The only thing missing from that refrigerator is a magnet featuring a merman named 'Clint'. All kitchens should have one of those.

Anonymous said...

Why DO agents do this? Ok, ok, yes, I get that that's the whole point of this blog: it's weird, and possibly inexplicable. But seriously, does anyone have any clue why anyone would bother putting up a photo of stuff on the fridge? Is there some rational reason, like it's supposed to show what kind of people live there? "Oh yes, owned by a little old lady who only left the house to go to church on Sunday"?

apronk said...

You mean "people who don't like *expensive* stainless steel appliances."

The cheap stainless fridges are magnet friendly.

nikkicrumpet said...

It defies logic

Heather said...

I actually like this house. Not only would we still be able to use our magnets, but my hubby and I could have our separate beds and wash clothes while we do the dishes.

It's lovely! I'll take it!!! :D

Gamzulatov said...

I'm with apronk on this one. Any surgical grade (400 series) stainless will hold a magnet.

Please try to verify all ferous and non ferous properties before posting.

A lot of people look to this blog for information and opportunities for house flipping. When you quote misinformation you realy skew the market.

K2-Judgment Day said...

You tell her, Gamzulatov! That'll teach her to not research the properties (and their appliances) completely before posting them on her blog!

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thedomesticfringe said...

I have stainless, but it's covered in magnets and school papers too. At least I don't need to clean it that way.

Linnee said...

OMG! I thought you had zoomed in on a picture of the frig and the magnets! Wow! It was an actual photo in the listing. Lovely, indeed.

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

OMG! It's my grandparents' refrigerator in 1986.

The Mef Thing said...

Now that's a selling point. I'm in.

K. said...

Interesting choice of magnets. Not much of a leprechaun fan, but the evil president of Jamestown (as portrayed in Disney's Pocahontas) is lovely.
Are they trying to get the first-time homebuyers with their memory-inducing magnets?

Charlene said...

k2-judgment day, it's very common in the UK to have the washing machine in the kitchen, usually unaccompanied by a dryer. Most British houses were built before the existence of washing machines and dryers; the middle class who would have lived in these places sent their laundry out. So these houses don't have laundry rooms, and quite often it's much cheaper to retrofit a washing machine to sit beside the sink because that's where the pipes are. Dishwashers aren't all that common and aren't taken for granted as a necessity.

To me it's insane that they don't have clothes dryers right beside the washers. If York is anything like where I live, clothes can only be dried outside for two or three months a year. What do they do the rest of the year?

Shira-chan said...

My family has a huge collection of fridge magnets that we've accumulated over the years from every place we've ever visited - hence we have fridge magnets from all over the world. It's one of those random collections that some people make, I guess, and it's considerably larger than the one in that picture. When we needed to buy a new fridge, we even made an effort to hunt for a fridge that would allow us to continue sticking our magnets while giving us the usual functionality needed from a fridge.

That being said, as fellow fridge magnet collectors, we really don't see the point of exhibiting them in a real estate listing. Unless they're saying that the fridge magnets come with the house, in which case we still wouldn't want it anyway. =P

Emma said...

Yay another of my finds on the blog!!

As a quick note most homes in the UK don't have a laundry room. It's very common for the washing machine to be in the kitchen - generally the place with best access to water.

Anonymous said...

They are just looking for the right magnet aficionado for a buyer.

fposte said...

If it's like my friend's, it's not just a clothes washer, it has both a wash and a dry cycle.

Though if it has no dry cycle, perhaps the fridge magnets hold the clothes up for interior drying?