We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. I think the current kitchen has never been updated and the house was built in the 1970's. The appliances have definitely been updated, and are still in working order. We cannot afford to update them during this remodel. We will be saving more money and looking for appliance sales, scratch and dent, or good slightly used but newer stuff. We have a very old microwave so that is first on the list. We spent $700 plus at Lowe's Sunday on lighting, a faucet, a garbage disposal, drywall supplies, and electrical supplies for the lighting. We are installing new lighting and fixtures with dimmers. New cabinets and countertops, (we purchased them at Lowe's and they install them for us). We are doing the electrical, demolition, haul away and cleanup ourselves. We are also installing a water purifier and we have a fairly new dishwasher we will be re-using.