Secrets of cheap kitchen remodeling? One of the most important concepts--that of retaining your kitchen's current layout--involves a little cogitation and soul-searching:
The immediate thought is, This kitchen layout is terrible, let's change it.
Yet the kitchen layout was imposed on your house at the time of construction, and there was a relatively good reason for it. For example, you might have a long, narrow space--thus, a corridor or galley kitchen layout. Forget the idea of slapping down a kitchen island. Work with the layout, instead.
Another concept is that of moving the services around--electrical, plumbing. Did you know it's possible to keep those services in place, but still move appliances around? Dishwasher on the right or left side of the sink? The important thing is that it remain adjacent to the sink. But left or right hardly matters.
Something as simple as moving a refrigerator to a different outlet can have an unexpected result. The fridge's outlet is non-GFCI; all other outlets in the kitchen will be GFCI. When you move the fridge to a GFCI outlet, you risk spoiling hundreds of dollars worth of food, should the GFCI trip for some minor reason, as they often do. So, you'll need to make sure that the fridge's new outlet is not GFCI.