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The cost of re-doing a kitchen is atrocious to me.. We're talking tens-of-thousands-of-dollars atrocious. We have two kitchens in our home, one upstairs and one downstairs. All of the homes in our neighborhood do too, and it makes it super easy (and fantastic!) for entertaining. The kitchen on the lower level of the house is fine, everything matches and has a nice layout. The one on the main floor of the house (and the one we use most often) has no style whatsoever. We have beautiful tile in there, and real wood cabinets (which I love) but they're severely outdated looking, and they throw off the whole look of the kitchen.
After doing a little research here and there, it seems the biggest cost of a kitchen remodel is (of course) the cabinetry. That means that unless you want to pay through the nose, you're definitely going to need to do some research to find a company that offers a decent price with a customer-approved quality. Settling for a cheaper quality of cabinet may seem ideal in the heat of the decision-making moment, but in the long run is probably not going to be a good idea (and it won't really save you any money if you have to re-do it again a few short years later). Fortunately, there are inexpensive kitchen cabinets that have a nice quality to them.
Of course you'll also want cabinets that have a style you're going to enjoy. After all, you're going to have to look at them for a long time to come, so they might as well be pretty. Be sure when doing your search for inexpensive kitchen cabinets that the products you find meet all of the criteria above (nice quality, affordable, & stylish) and the rewards (a kitchen you actually like being at the very top of the list) are very likely to pay off in the long run.
Have you ever considered a kitchen remodel (or gone through with one)?