We just got back a quote on our cabinetry alone -- $15K. Eep. That's half of what I make in a year, after taxes. Crazy.
Some notes to help clarify, starting middle left and going clockwise:
- corner cabinetry (upper and lower)
- large single sink in front of tall window
- counter over dishwasher with three open shelves above (going up by shelf: everyday stoneware plates and bowls, glassware, many glass vases)
- stove with range hood
- counter with three open shelves above (going up by shelf: frequent-use pots, Sri Lankan lg. square spice jars, cool / pretty Sri Lankan utensils)
- pizza oven (which probably won't happen due to budget constraints, in which case that's just some open wall that might hold a piece of kitchen furniture, like an old-fashioned kitchen dresser)
- built-in L-shaped bench (possibly also with a tall window) and eat-in breakfast table
- (on east wall) door to mudroom
- (on south wall, not drawn) door to utility closet (for vacuum, cleaning supplies)
- narrow pantry shelving (I think 12 inches?), glass or wire-fronted above, solid below
- large (6' 5") cased opening (lots of people suggested getting rid of this wall for more open feel, but we wanted to keep some of the more formal period feel, plus, this allows for more cabinetry/storage against the wall) to family room with glass-fronted cabinets above (our ceilings are 10 ft.)
- more narrow pantry shelving, glass or wire-fronted above, solid below
- more narrow pantry shelving, with a door in front, so that it matches the one to the utility closet, not looking obviously cabinet-like
In the hallway to the left, not pictured, door to walk-in pantry (on north wall, behind fridge and cabinetry). Past that, small butler's pantry holding china, crystal, serveware. Past that, powder room. South of all that stuff, dining room.
We're wondering whether to save money, we should move to a more standard countertop microwave (which we already have), rather than spend $600 for a microwave drawer. The funny shape of the island is to accommodate the width of the microwave drawer (while still providing plenty of clearance to family room, I think?), and I'm sure that would also add something to the fabrication costs for the cabinetry and countertop. But the microwave drawer would be really nice, we're pretty sure. Not that either of us has ever had one. Saves counter space, supposedly safer than above-counter microwaves for avoiding spills and/or burns, esp. with children lifting things out above their heads.