Hello everyone, my name is Chris and I've been lurking on GW for awhile but glad I found the SH forums today. I have been looking on kitchen and home building forums and have to say those are beautiful homes, some even magazine worthy. I like to think I have nice taste but I honestly don't have the budgets they do.
We just sold our townhome (on the market since last Aug 2011 & we close april 20th, 2012) and are moving up from 1350 sq ft to a little over 2000 sq ft. We are just starting to build and we were interested in affordable appliances. The pictures of the sub-zero, viking and wolf's are all beautiful but to be honest, not in our budget at the moment. Sure I guess we could splurge on them and the house therefore as well, but I have this fear of being house poor :)
I would love to hear some recommendations for appliances. We were looking to get ss and really like the frigidare pro line which we could get a great deal on at a high end store in their discount section (scratch and dent, floor models, etc) but they don't get such good reviews on this site. Don't get me wrong we do like nice things and don't mind paying but at some point I think (well I know at least we do) have to put a budget in place.