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Help update 1990s oak cabinets in a kitchen w/ dark quartz counters
February 23, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We close on this house March 7. Please, how can we update this kitchen? Even though the house was built in 2002, they still used the ugly 1990s honey oak cabinets -- and there are over 50 cabinet doors here! The countertop is a modern Silestone (quartz) and we will keep it of course. The wall has a very light colored wallpaper. In the scenario where the tile stays we were thinking of painting the upper cabinets white and the lower ones a cool color (blue, green), adding modern pulls, and removing the wallpaper and painting a cool color. In the scenario where we pull the tile and run modern dark hardwood into the kitchen from the living, we would just paint all the cabinets white. Keep the tile on junk it? Lay new tile or extend the hardwood? And the backsplash? Can it stay?