Why didn’t anyone tell me that ordering cabinets is only slightly less torturous than giving birth?
Three hours of trying to get a mumble-thousand-dollar order (which we had initially estimated at only half that) down to something approaching groan-thousand.
There was one point at which we needed to decide between slide-out shelves in the lower cabinetry and stationary shelves in the same cabinets, and the difference between the two was like four hundred dollars. Per cabinet. The kitchen designer said “Well, you can go with the stationary shelves, but then you’re going to be leaning over and having to climb into the cabinets to get the stuff in the far back.” And it suddenly hit me that we were putting a market value on NO ONE EVER SEEING MY BOTTOM HANGING OUT OF A CUPBOARD. And then I realized THERE IS NO PRICE YOU CAN PUT ON THAT.
So we got the slide-out shelves.