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Update: We are about to start out long planned kitchen renovation (what started as a new build but life would have it otherwise) tomorrow. The budget is C$150K including custom lacquered frameless cabinetry from a local cabinetmaker, floors in 7" oiled oak, Miele appliances, Axor/Blanco plumbing fixtures, Cambria countertops and pot lights + pendants. Yes, we could have saved by choosing lower end appliances, lesser grade solid surface/stone counters etc but cabinetry and labour for everything appears to be almost a fixed cost for us. We'll get our dream kitchen but had to settle for increasing the budget by 30% and that is not affected by the cabinet cost ($30K). The big compromise for me was not getting the cabinets with framed inset doors/drawers but we needed to draw the line somewhere. Can't wait for the end reveal!
   
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Alecsellars, your cost does appear very low for what you described. Maybe the spaces are small? Miele does sell a complete compact kitchen for under $10K but when we looked, appliances alone could not come at the price of your entire budget (ours cost $50K). As Shylo said, high end means different things for different people.
   
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So exciting @tikkitalk - can't wait to see your progress!!

   
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