Well I've done a bit of searching over at Craigslist and have found that there are some very nice appliances and quite a few new in the box kitchen and bathroom cabinets--you could almost pick the finish.
Also--yes there are plenty of folks selling granite--mainly they are in the business, but there is a guy who is trying to sell his 'slightly used granite countertops' Apparently he has upgraded.
I found a very nice white side by side fridge with the door storage deep enough to hold a gallon of milk--are going for about $100. Why? Well they've just upgraded to stainless. Duh.
Its all interesting. I forwarded some of the cabinets to Hubby at work--it may be we could simply purchase brand new cabinets for less than it will cost us to make them--or at least fairly close to the price.
Maybe we we get all that nifty stuff folks have replaced in order to go 'granite/stainless/neutral~ala~HGTV'.
I also called the guy with the jacuzzi and it is still available--but requires a pick up truck--that is one thing I do wish we had. Our jeep is just not big enough for so many purposes. Its been on my 'wish list' for a while and we've discussed it several times. I don't see it in the budget now though.
Still we can borrow or rent a pick up and come out ahead on that tub I think. Fascinating.