The LOML and I had a long heart to heart last night about the kitchen cabinets. While she agrees about the need to replace the existing cabinets, she actually didn't want me to put all of that effort in, only to have them left behind when/if we move later this year. (as several of you have also said.) SO we're going to order some stock units from our local hardware store. His price delivered is just about matching what I was going to spend on materials
Instead of that run of cabinets, I'm going to rework my plans a bit, and use the face frames on a mobile island instead. That along with my pantry cupboard will go with us when/if we move later this year. I'm going to go with a pretty large island, replacing the kitchen table (which we sit down to eat at 3x a year tops) with more storage and a bit more counter space including a nice butcher block section. Off to work on some sketches. Wish me luck!