Does a reasonably-priced great kitchen exist?
I'm about to embark on a kitchen remodel, something I wish I'd done 20 years ago when I cooked from scratch three times a day, every day. Although I no longer spend that much time at the stove, the house badly needs a new kitchen for resale value (the present one doesn't have cabinets or drawers, for starters), and I need a more pleasant and efficient place to work and hang out.
I've been lurking on the various forums related to new kitchens, and I'm feeling a bit out of my league. It appears that most people are getting Sub-Zero refrigerators and $7,000 ranges. And that's just for starters.
I've chosen good-quality cabintry, but haven't started looking at appliances yet. I've always loved the look of commercial gas ranges, but don't want to sink a fortune into something that essentially represents overkill. I guess what I'm asking is this: Is it possible to get a really good looking, wonderfully functional kitchen without spending an astronomical amount of money?