BBBH has long dreamed of a stainless steel kitchen. Stoves in this category are not four or five hundred bucks. But she found a really nice one, two ovens and all that sort of thing. Wants it. But wait! One cannot have a stainless stove without matching the other three appliances to it; and now you see where this is going.
The dishwasher and the microwave, too, had to be replaced. We now have a garage full of kitchen appliances that still work, but have no job.
It will be interesting to see how long I can hold off the "need" for totally unnecessary new countertops.