I'm going to take up the old tile and put down 10x7 12" ceramic tiles with 1/8 inch grout. Not sure how much detailed I can get I'll take the appliances out first, of course! I spent $48 for 75 sq ft bag of thinset, which I now realize is cutting it kind of close, being a novice & all. So if I muck up, it'll end up costing me $96. A 25lb bag of grout (200 sq ft - I'll have plenty left over!) cost $34.50.
I should mention that I'm selling the house. Naturally I don't want to rip off the buyer by cutting too many corners. I don't know how many gallons I'd need of the "junk". But if it's less than 6, and it's easier to use, the only issues would be if it would look presentable and if it would hold up for a few years. Perhaps you could be more detailed as well about the "junk"?
Thanks much for your input!