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Kitchen: Paint the cabinets, lose the laminate or both?
June 13, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Hi! I'd like your advice. Our bungalow came with a kitchen that's about 20 years old. The maple (well we were told they're maple) cabinets are a little rickety but in decent shape, and reddish brown. The countertops are gray laminate (looks a little blue in the picture but it's gray). The backsplash is grayish-white square tiles (not hip subway tile, I wish they were!). We're on a strict budget so I'm not sure how to fix this for a few grand. Should I paint the cabinets white so they go with the laminate, or lose the laminate (including the built-in table) and try to work with the wood? Are the square white tiles neutral, or do they stand out as ugly? Any advice is appreciated!