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JLC • SEPTEMBER 1996 In both new construction and remodeling, setting the budget for a kitchen involves selecting and pricing a long list of materials, fixtures, appliances, and accessories. Few homeowners know what it costs to build a kitchen, so most look to their contractor for guidance. But the number of unknowns in the early design stages can make it difficult to prepare a realistic price. In the pages that follow, we've tried to address this problem using a "good/better/best" approach to pricing all of the required elements in a typical kitchen. Whenever possible, we have provided unit prices, a range of costs, or man-hour figures, which should make it possible to come up