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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......

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