• Affordable is a relative term. Take Bulthaup's system b1 modular kitchen. Starting at $18,000 (with many systems averaging $35,000), b1 would be considered pricey in some circles, but when compared to the company's signature b3 collection (which costs 35
    Affordable is a relative term. Take Bulthaup's system b1 modular kitchen. Starting at $18,000 (with many systems averaging $35,000), b1 would be considered pricey in some circles, but when compared to the company's signature b3 collection (which costs 35
 

Affordable is a relative term. Take Bulthaup's system b1 modular kitchen. Starting at $18,000 (with many systems averaging $35,000), b1 would be considered pricey in some circles, but when compared to the company's signature b3 collection (which costs 35 percent to 40 percent more), it's a steal. The b1 even offers similar features, such as central islands, full-height architectural cabinetry, and overhead shelves with optional sliding doors. Other choices include lacquered doors, solid wood and stainless steel tops, and laminate or aluminum toekicks. Bulthaup Corp., 800.808.2923;
www.bulthaup.com