A well-equipped, beautifully dressed kitchen provides both a sense of well-being and a favorite place in the home. The kitchen is the second most costly room, per square foot, in your home, after bathrooms, and is worth a significant investment, but there are ways to cut costs, bringing your purse and your dreams together with a plan that is agreeable to both!
Re-evaluate each cost estimate. Be sure there is nothing you have overlooked. Consider what items you might be willing to negotiate compromise or eliminate.
Dishwashers - 24" wide (for installation in a cabinet, raising the height, allow 27")
Free-standing and drop-in ranges - 3 -" wide
Cook Tops - 30", 36" wide. (Some modular units available in 42" and 48" wide)
Wall Ovens - 27", 30", 36" wide. (typically)
Refrigerators - free-standing models, 30 - 36" wide. (Built-in models, up to 48" wide)
Trash Compactors - 15" and 18" wide (you need a 110V electrical outlet)
Microwave Ovens - come in various sizes
Your wall cabinets are 18" above your kitchen countertop.
Your kitchen upper wall cabinets are typically 30" in height
The height to the top of your kitchen counter is typically 36"
Lower kitchen cabinets come in widths ranging from 9" to 72".
When ordering custom cabinets, seriously consider having laminate installed on the shelving.
In new kitchen construction have your heating and A/C ducts installed in the kick base of cabinets. More......