One of the more vague items in the house price was the kitchen. We had gotten one suggestion the Ikea has reasonable looking kitchens for not to expensive, so we took the day to drive down south of Boston and check it out.
That drive happens to go by our favorite paddling shop, and we happened to have a list of things we needed. Both Tyson and I needed a neoprene outfit that was appropriate to warmer weather and Tyson wanted some tougher booties.
Then off to Ikea. We wandered around looking at all the display models. By about the time we got to the kitchen design center, Tyson was shopped out and ready to go home. I finally convinced him to not waste the drive down and let me talk to some of the reps to get an actual dollar figure (since that was what we came for). So Tyson took a nap. The number that I got was for a reasonable looking kitchen. There were other cheeper options, but they looked much worse. For just the cabinet and counter top materials (no labor and no appliances), it came out to $4k. I figure I’ll check out more local stores to get appliances.
A little farther along in the store we ran into the bedroom displays. They have a closet system that looks quite reasonable. Tyson wasn’t willing to wait for me to price that out, so I’ll have to pick off prices from the Ikea online store and hope I don’t miss any components.
After surviving his harrowing shopping expirience, Tyson had to stop at the Ikea restaurant for a chocolate cake. And then we went home.