Wow, your kitchens are beautiful. Thanks for the tips. Our kitchen area is pretty small, maybe about half yours Chinney, though we are well aware the costs will add up quick. We've set our budget at $5000 not counting appliances, even though they're being replaced too. Like Yontsey, we'll be doing 95% of the work ourselves so I'm glad to see we're not completely unreasonable in our estimates.
Yontsey, did you have to deal with city permits? Chinney, I assume your contractor took care of any you would have needed.