We did a whole house makeover a couple of years ago. It didn't start out as the whole house - but you know how that goes. We didn't make anything bigger though - just reconfigured the kitchen and I was able to get a French range that I had been coveting. It is the heart and soul of my kitchen and I love it. There was a very long drama in getting the stove - after waiting 12 weeks for it to be made and shipped from France it was crushed during its final leg of shipping from Washington state to California. Back to square one. It was worth the wait though -it is a joy to cook on.