How about a "Budget Kichen" forum.
In one of the previous postings, a number of people quickly came forward to tell the OP "I was on a budget too" and gave suggestions as to how to get the look the OP wanted without breaking the bank. Most of the suggestions were great but we all know posters that will not post for suggestions or show their finished kitchens. Their concern, is that the "larger budget" posters make remarks that can be discouraging when the suggestions shown are well above the budget you have set and indicated.
I love the posts that say "look what I did with $3,000" - and do indeed showcase the changes they have made to make their space brighter, more efficient, more to their taste, etc. I am hoping that getting an additional Forum, - a Budget Kitchen one - will pull out some of those lurkers who have been afraid of being made to feel as if their kitchens aren't good enough.
Seeing what inexpensive and a little elbow grease DIY choices can be very encouraging, Those are some of the suggestions that I believe are more helpful and exciting than "move your stove to where your sink is, the fridge to where the stove was and open that wall to the living room etc. " - options that would blow their entire budget on contractors alone.I would love to see more posters come out and say "look at what paint did to brighten my cabinets", or "here is a place to get really affordable hardware or lighting etc) - (stay away spammers)and not the "do you think this Formica is good with my cabinets?" being met with "stretching your budget by $2K will get you inexpensive granite".
I know I will be jumped on, because people may not understand my intent. There are high end kitchen owners who can give great suggestions as to how to "trick out " your kitchen by doing XYZ - without providing a link for a $2K chandelier (or whatever) when the poster clearly said "my budget is 4K for DIY painting the cabs, a new backsplash, new hardware and changing out some of the lights". BTW take no offense as I am not targeting anyone in particular.
So, is it just me or are there people out there that feel they would be benefitted by such a forum? I am curious to see everyone's opinion.