Hi everyone- thought I'd reach out for some help with our kitchen. This photo is the seller's and is the current state of the space. We just closed on the home so expense is a concern. I really dislike the finish on the cabinets but we're a little afraid to stain them ourselves. Since they will stay the way they are, would a dark paint look good? Also, we are thinking of counter-height stools (iron/wood?) for around the island but can't decide for sure. Help!
All of the pictures are the as-is state so we will start from scratch (the fridge is going w/the seller so we will have to decide on stainless steel or not...and then hopefully replace the biscuit colored appliances).