@profhoff and UCGal, I looked at the drawer unit you two suggested and although sleek, it seems to be about twice of what I was looking to spend. =)
@CBad, that’s the option I was gearing towards until I went appliance browsing over the weekend and saw a decent looking one for about $550. since i’m redoing the entire place, i don’t need to have the hookups there if i don’t want ’em! i’ll need to think about how often i’ll use it… maybe i’ll love it once I try it out?
@jpinpb, yes!!! I’ve been reading that thread religiously and was going to go check out the Sears outlet closer to a time when i’l be purchasing everything.
I’m going to have my dad and uncle install everything for me. My uncle has worked as a general contractor and loves helping out family! We’re going to go with standard cabinets to save money… so I haven’t quite decided on exactly which cabinets as I will be buying them separately… =)