Many people think that the kitchen design they want is too far out of the budget. Now, kitchens by design can get expensive depending on what you want, but sometimes if you make some concessions, and then you can get something close enough to what you want and for a good price too. For example, if you need an island and an eating station, rather than making two constructs, just go with one. Hybrid island/eating stations are really popular, and they are really space efficient. Not only that, but they allow you the added fun of chatting with the cook while the prep food and you sit at the island with a glass of wine.