Need help with kitchen
irdaniels
November 14, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have oak cabinets and I want an update. I have large kitchen and large part of budget is to replace counter I thought about painting cabinets white. Would that look cheap. Not in budget to replace cabinets. Any suggestions?
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harryjeep
I'm also contemplating painting my ugly oak cabinets white but u have twice the number of cabinets than me, that's a lot of cabinets! Maybe just do the counter and replace the tile floor ? And leave cabinets ? Your cabinets aren't that bad, mine are pinkish ... Yuck.
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harryjeep
I wanted to add that if you painted them right I think it could look nice, but you might want to change out your white appliances b/c then it would be too much white.
   November 14, 2013 at 10:30PM
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Ramona
white is more than fine and don't change appliances, let them disappear. find a countertop and backsplash you love. it will be a different room
   November 14, 2013 at 10:36PM
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Ollie Lythe
I would go for some under cabinet LED lighting - check out some examples on our page http://www.houzz.com/pro/flexfireleds/flexfire-leds
   November 14, 2013 at 10:39PM
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Curt D'Onofrio
For me personall,y, i like your kitchen as is. But i'm thinking a darker (granite) counter top
   November 14, 2013 at 10:44PM
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A Kitchen That Works LLC
The cabinets are 3/4 overlay face frame, a style that lost popularity in the late 80's. Without replacing the doors and drawer fronts to a full overlay style, it will be hard to create a new look with paint alone. Consider replacing the countertops, adding a tile back splash and and installing decorative hardware on the doors and drawers. After you have done that and if you feel like you still need a bit more updating, then consider painting the cabinets.
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kylieanne7373
Maybe check out something like this http://insidestoryinteriors.blogspot.ca/2013/11/chalk-paint.html?m=1 it's cheap enough and seems relatively easy! Might save a lot of money on replacing cabinets when you could use that elsewhere!
   November 15, 2013 at 12:03AM
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irdaniels
Thanks for all the comment. I have decided not to paint (not just yet) but will look at just replacing counter tops with dark solid surface and a backsplash. Still a work in process.
   November 15, 2013 at 6:55AM
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Edmond Kitchen & Bath LLC
We love to paint those oak cabinets....same kitchen, same cabinets. We did replace the doors and drawers for a shaker look, but you can do it with the same doors you have. Best of luck in your projects - Robert
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