The Look For Less

If any of you are planning a kitchen renovation or been through one recently, you know how much $$$ nice appliances are. The kitchens shown in all my favorite decor magazines always seem to have about $30,000 in high end, professional grade appliances.

Well, with a baby on the way and plenty of other work to be done before this place even starts to resemble a finished house, the price tag on most professional grade ranges just don't seem to fall into our kitchen renovation budget.... until we stumbled across the appliances at Ikea! 6 burners? Check! Gas range? Check! High end looks? Check! This thing seems almost too good to be true and the best part is that it is less than a third of the cost of your average professional range. See for yourself!

High End Range:

Ikea Range:

And if you really love the look of professional style kitchens you will love the idea of stainless steel cabinetry, even if just on the bottom cabinets to make prep and clean up quick and easy!

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