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“My Tiffany lamp is pretty alright, but it’s glass blocks a lot of the light and the bulb keeps needing replacement!”

Expectations.  Not always, but often, I find it a bit disheartening to be the first showroom that people visit when they are shopping for a new kitchen.

The messenger is not killed but is often discounted, not to be revisited.  I’m not the first person to say this, but for the most part, you get what you pay for.  The obviousness of this is boring.  If you want a green, 4 door sedan with good gas mileage (automotive metaphor), what does this cost? Almost ANYTHING!  If you want me to price you a Mercedes hybrid, I will.  But there are many options that you will be happy with long term!  Just saying.

And, one of the thrills of my job is to get the most bang for the buck!  I was born in Atlanta but must have had some ‘Yankee Thrift’ chromosomes in there somewhere.  Just watched a PBS show on ‘Finding Your Roots’, so I know it to be possible…