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Old 05-09-2020, 04:39 PM
 
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I’d sacrifice the table area of kitchen to expand kitchen and use dining room as primary family eating space. I’d extend counter in kitchen into a 5’ overhang that 4 people could sit at(2on each side ).
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Old 05-30-2020, 12:53 PM
 
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We got our first quote for $34k to renovate our kitchen. We have the extra cash, but I think it's a little too rich for a galley kitchen remodel. Here's a pic of what we're going for:

Remove soffits
Install recessed lighting
Wrap around counter
White shaker cabinets, but with white quartz
Move fridge down to other end
Wrap around counter with cabinets underneath...

I'd be happy with the pic below, minus stools and we don't have a door on the end of the kitchen.

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Old 05-30-2020, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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We got our first quote for $34k to renovate our kitchen. We have the extra cash, but I think it's a little too rich for a galley kitchen remodel.
We renovated 1/2 of our galley kitchen and spent $52K.
The appliances alone were $25K.
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Old 05-30-2020, 07:45 PM
 
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We renovated 1/2 of our galley kitchen and spent $52K.
The appliances alone were $25K.
That's really ridiculous. Someone either took advantage of you, or you bought the most expensive appliances you could find to show off to your friends.
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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That's really ridiculous. Someone either took advantage of you, or you bought the most expensive appliances you could find to show off to your friends.
No, we bought the best ones for us.
Sub-Zero fridge, Sub-Zero wine fridge, Wolf gas cooktop, Miele speed oven, Miele convection oven.
Oh, and all the drawers are Blum LEGRABOX and are awesome.

I have no patience for people who won’t spend money for quality.
And, we got value from our architect.


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Old 05-31-2020, 05:42 AM
 
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No, we bought the best ones for us.
Sub-Zero fridge, Sub-Zero wine fridge, Wolf gas cooktop, Miele speed oven, Miele convection oven.
Oh, and all the drawers are Blum LEGRABOX and are awesome.

I have no patience for people who won’t spend money for quality.
And, we got value from our architect.
I think we have different views of what "quality" means. I think you look at cost and expensive brand names as quality, which is why you felt the need to list all the brands for us. The huge majority of Americans are very happy with GE Appliances, Whirlpool, Kitchenaid…

I think Café has the best looking appliances at the moment.
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Old 05-31-2020, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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I think Café has the best looking appliances at the moment.
They are quite stylish, but
1. The Café 36-inch gas cooktop has a max burner of 18000 BTU. The Wolf has a 20000 burner. This is a significant difference when you live at 5100 foot altitude.
2. The Wolf cooktop sits flush with the countertop. Much cleaner appearance.
3. Miele makes ovens in a 24-inch width which was very important to us given our limited space.
4. Sub-Zero makes a built-in fridge in a 30-inch width. Width was important to us. Built-in was important to us for aesthetic reasons. Our 24-experience with Sub-Zero in our previous house was a driving factor.
5. Café's shallowest depth refrigerator is counter-depth. Our Whirlpool was counter-depth and stood out way too far for us.
6. Café does not make a wine fridge.
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Old 05-31-2020, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I think we have different views of what "quality" means. I think you look at cost and expensive brand names as quality, which is why you felt the need to list all the brands for us. The huge majority of Americans are very happy with GE Appliances, Whirlpool, Kitchenaid…

I think Café has the best looking appliances at the moment.
Yeah, ask me about our Whirlpool oven that mysteriously refused to turn off, and locked the door so you could not open it. Happened to us once, and company replaced the electronics, and then happened again.

Honestly, I don’t think I’d buy either GE or Whirlpool right now. The old line companies are being sold or incorporated into other, bigger companies. Change is afoot, and that is seldom good.

I own LG and Bosch appliances now.

Look long and hard before choosing new appliances. My advice is not to buy at either the highest or lowest end. And you don’t have to have every appliance in a kitchen be the same brand.
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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My advice is not to buy at either the highest... end.
But, then again...


https://www.officinegullo.com/us/tai...uilt-kitchens/
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:21 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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We got our first quote for $34k to renovate our kitchen. We have the extra cash, but I think it's a little too rich for a galley kitchen remodel. Here's a pic of what we're going for...
That's beautiful.
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