The couple played it smart by keeping the background colors neutral and injecting notes of color with accessories (not big-ticket appliances or countertops), which can be swapped out at little expense when they are in the mood for a change.
What They Got:
Cabinet paint job and new wall units: $11,900
Marble countertops and backsplash: $9,000
New dishwasher, range, vent hood, and microwave, plus refrigerator shelves and panels: $13,304
Farmhouse sink, faucet, pot filler, soap dispenser: $2,165
Light fixtures: $680
Putting lead tape on 2 windows: $400