The Real Cost of a Gourmet Kitchen

By Fred Jespersen - 2011-12-15T00:07:15Z

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Beverage centers and microwave drawers are popular "guy things," according to DDK Kitchen's Thompson. "Guys like things that are shiny and have a cool little motor," says Thompson.

$698: Microwave drawer oven, 24" by Sharp -- Appliances Connection

$1,499: Electrolux 24-inch Under-Counter Beverage Center -- Sears

$170: John Boos & Co. Maple End-Grain Chopping Block, 18" x 18" x 4" -- Sur La Table

$745: Kohler HiRise deck-mount kitchen pot filler -- Home Depot

$40: Store everything from herbs to spices -- 16 jar Canopy Acacia Wood Spice Rack -- pfaltzgraff.com.

Running Tally: $26,935

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