Modest Kitchen Budget - that 1 splurge - what would it be?
We are planning on building in 2014. I am pretty sure the most expensive room in most houses is likely to be the kitchen due to appliances and cabinetry. That said we are on a modest budget and while I see sooo many cool things in all of these kitchens, reality is that *maybe* I'll be able to have just one. I haven't yet priced cabinets (need to post my layout for feedback first) but I have done enough appliance research to know that my kitchen will have to forego many of the 'latest and greatest'.
For some perspective - top of the line in my budget is likely along the lines of KitchenAid...
So - what is your favorite wouldn't give it up item, appliance or detail?
When I say that one splurge I am thinking along the lines of:
cabinet drawers instead of doors
tall uppers - to the ceiling?
range vent hood vs. microwave with vent above the stove
cooktop instead of stand alone stove
wall ovens instead of stove oven
dish drawers instead of regular dishwasher
If I missed something that is your personal favorite - please share it!