The wife already blogged about the mad crushing we're doing on all that stuff. What she didn't blog about is the cost. If I do all the installing myself, we're looking at something in the range of $7500 for the kitchen. Suddenly, all of those "cheap" things add up to not-so-cheap. I can't even imagine how much it would cost if I had to pay for installation too. At least they don't jerk you around like Home Depot does, where they want to have people come into your house and then they work the hard sale on you until you have to threaten to call the cops.
So, I'm going to come up with the money the old-fashioned way: hope we get a big tax refund!