I have been lurking here for a few weeks, what a great resource! It's time to step in and ask a few questions. We are in the process of getting bids to remodel our kitchen. Our first bid from a GC took our breath away, they came in 95 percent over the budget we told them we wanted to work with. So now we are going to contract it ourself. One area we are trying to be frugal with is appliances. There have been a few great deals on refrigerators at the local Sears outlet, does anyone have first hand experience with them? Good or bad! More questions to follow in the coming weeks!