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How to get a French Country Kitchen for Half the Price.

Traditional Style and especially French Country Style Kitchens employ architectural accent pieces such as legs, corbels, capitals, and onlays.  These accent pieces can be surprisingly expensive.   A 6 inch by 6 inch Island leg typically will cost at least $600 retail from any cabinet line even at a home center. 

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The 108 inch tall Kitchen Ceiling Dilemma

Architects began raising the ceiling in higher priced homes in the 1980’s.  Partly to make  homes feel more spacious and partly as an inexpensive design feature to give homeowners  more for a very small increase in price.  Homes still had the same floors, basements, mechanicals, fixtures, and roofs, only the walls were stretched a little.  Building products  followed with 9 ft  studs and drywall becoming standard, and the cost for this added feature became even less.

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