I have champagne taste. Do I have a beer budget?
Talk to me! Quotes are slowly starting to trickle in and I am feeling sticker shock. I know I have upscale taste. I have a 10 x 9 (on a good day) kitchen and that includes 2 doors and a window. I had hoped to stick to a 30k budget. That seemed reasonable. Our house is small and though historic and charming, a 50k kitchen would be inappropriate for the home and for the neighborhood. My project involves no demolition. Appliances will all stay in the same place. There will be 3 uppers & some open shelves and 5 lowers including two corners. One lower is all drawers. One is a sink base. I do have some pricey things on my wishlist- a paneled fridge, a concealed trash bin & a wood hood. I am looking at painted shaker inset. Quotes are coming in at or above 20k. Is this right? Is it regional? I guess I was hoping the smallness of my kitchen would enable me to afford a higher end cabinet... I was thinking of 15 or 16k for cabinets and an overall budget under 30k. Am I just being unrealistic?