Good, simple but strong choices will assure that your kitchen renovation will stand the test of time. This is my small condo kitchen in Palm Beach. I opted for a refacing, as there was no need to replace or change the layout. The only structural change was the three cabinets surrounding the refrigerator. They had to be made smaller to accommodate the French door-style refrigerator. In the process, all drawers, doors and hardware were replaced. Don’t forget your Costco membership; minet saved me over 1K when I presented my card. I also found a Hans Grohe faucet there for $175. It doesn’t matter where it comes from, you just need to be a savvy shopper. The appliances came from two different sources. I was able to buy the dishwasher and refrigerator from a store display and saved $1,500 in the process. Stone in South florida is one of the few bargains. The installation process was by far the most expensive part of the whole renovation. Shop for your contractor; there was no rhyme or reason from estimate to estimate. I have contractor suggestions on request for Massachusetts, New York, Florida and Connecticut.