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Results found for "Oak cabinet solutions- Update oak cabinets- Timeless- Paint cabinets white- Stain oak dark-"

  • Help needed!, I purchased this home recently, but the kitchen is not my personal taste. Although the oak cabinets are really nice, I think they are dated. I am considering painting them an antique white or staining them a much darker color.
This is my first home and money is tight at times, but a couple thousand is doable. Is it a sin to mess with perfectly good cabinets? Should I focus my efforts elsewhere?  I also want to paint the walls and replace the countertops. Whatever I do, I would like any alterations to be as "timeless" as possible. Thanks in advance for any pointers! , Kitchens Design

    Help needed!

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  • Kitchen Makeover/Update, 17 year old kitchen update/makeover utilizing original oak cabinets eliminating L-shape with addition of island, Kitchens Design

    Kitchen Makeover/Upd...

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  • 80's Oak Kitchen Comes Into This Century, My kitchen was originally built in 1988.  The only thing that had been updated when we purchased it a year ago was the white tile countertops (which a previous owner replaced with granite.)  

I updated the lighting, fixtures, hardware, cabinets, and backsplash and appliances.  I did 100% of the work myself (all while holding down the job of stay-at-home-mom with 2 kids under 6)

The total cost of the project (including the appliances) was $3500.  More detailed information about the transformation can be found at http://www.themoney-pit.com/2012/08/kitchen-reveal-80s-to-awesome.html, Kitchens  Design

    80's Oak Kitchen Come...

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  • First time remodelers on a tiny budget and high hopes., Our Kitchen is 14ft by 14ft and in an old 1930's style cottage in the country. We gutted it and here are the results. Before and After. Still not done yet. So far it cost us around $2000.00 another $200.00 should have everything. , Kitchens Design

    First time remodelers...

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  • Almost done!! Before ..blah.... now... :) wow,it is a CHANGE!, Oak cabinets, oak blinds, oak trim.... and of course oak floor.!!!!!!!!!!! :(  This was my kitchen before and during the process of our re-do.  And now we are at the las step, accesorize.  I know It would take a little bit longer... but so far  I love my new kitchen.
What do you think so  far?, Kitchens Design

    Almost done!! Before ...

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  • Before/During/After Kitchen Renovation, This is the last room that is left of our total house renovation.  We bought a 1890's farm house that we have gutted and gutted again....  And so, here is the last room of the renovation process....., Kitchens Design

    Before/During/After ...

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  • Help! What Color Should I Paint My Cabinets???, I'd like to paint my builder grade oak cabinets but I have no idea what color.  I wanted to do off-white but my appliances and trim are white and I want some contrast.  I thought about black but I'm afraid that's too dark.  I'm open to color but I want to keep the resale appeal high and not too taste-specific.  I'm open to glazing one color over another but I don't know what colors to chose.  The hardware floor and countertops are new; I'd like to keep these features...help!, Kitchens Design

    Help! What Color Sho...

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  • From Boring to Brilliant, The old kitchen was a standard L-shaped layout with oak veneer cabinets and laminate countertops.  The entire kitchen (and adjacent dining/living areas) was gutted.  The old laundry closet was demoed to make space for the large open concept kitchen.  New flooring, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and lighting were installed.  The finishing touch was the design of the new stair rail - now book case - that matches the kitchen cabinets and feels like a piece of furniture now.  Makes the whole open concept first floor feel like home.    Did I mention that I did most of this from Afghanistan?  Ha! Doing a remodel from half a world away was quite the experience!  , Kitchens Design

    From Boring to Brilli...

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  • BEFORE and AFTER glazed, antiqued cabinets, rope trim here's how, Was old oakie cabinets...we tacked on rope trim antiqued the cabinets with a coffee glaze and WA LA!  People ask us who the cabinet maker was!  They look totally new!  Try It!, Kitchens Design

    BEFORE and AFTER g...

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  • Should we paint the cabinets?, UPDATE! Sooo glad we did not paint the cabinets!!

The cabinets are in good shape but are in need of an update. We've changed the hardware but they still need something. We're thinking about painting the cabinets a creamy beige color and use a dark glaze to fill in the grooves in the cabinet. The same kind of finish you see in high end cabinetry. I thought about painting the vent hood black to match the island. We've looked at pictures of kitchens with black cabinets on the bottom and a different color on the top cabinets, but my husband didn't like it., Kitchens Design

    Should we paint the ca...

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  • Lighter and Brighter!, Kitchen remodel on a budget!, Kitchens Design

    Lighter and Brighter!

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  • Just a little paint & molding, 80's kitchen in need of a uplift.A little paint & molding and you can make a bland kitchen look a little more updated chic, Kitchens Design

    Just a little paint & ...

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  • 23 year-old Kitchen Ready for surface update!, Great large Kitchen with 20 cabinets and 14 drawers. skuffed Oak floor, white washed cabinets (sigh) and tile counters and no backsplash and very little wall space. Want to restain or paint cabinets and put undermounted stainless sink, and new surface for countertops. Windows face east. Want to put in 2 ovens and micro and new cook top. Current cooktop in island is Jenn Air down draft. 5 yrs ago we ran the gas line so it is stubbed off below our cook top.  I would like the Island cabinets stained or painted very dark and then I am not sure what to do color wise on the rest in the kitchen. My husband and I would like a solid surface counter and on the lighter side than a black or dark brown. We both enjoy earth colors., Kitchens Design

    23 year-old Kitchen Re...

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  • My Big Kitchen Renovation Jan. 2011, Finally got rid of the kitchen I never liked to a kitchen I love.  Guilty pleasure...the foot kick in the island for my central vac.  No more bending over with a dustbin.  Please share your comments.  Brutal honesty is appreciated., Kitchens Design

    My Big Kitchen Renov...

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  • 1980s Kitchen Redo - Paint Colors Shared!, This is a vintage 1980s kitchen that gets an update with painted cabinets and new floors., Kitchens Design

    1980s Kitchen Redo - ...

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  • Buhbye Sea of Oakiness :), Our 14 year old worn and yellowed but structurally sound oak cabinets got a facelift. The space feels larger and much, much brighter! We used rustoleum kitchen transformations in linen, unglazed and espresso, glazed. The project took us 8 weeks. Still have floor to do but so happy the cabinets are done!, Kitchens Design

    Buhbye Sea of Oakines...

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  • 80's kitchen needs an update, The finish on the solid oak kitchen cabinets is 26 years old and is looking pretty sad.  Since I am going to go to all the effort to refinish them, I am also thinking of changing the stain color and repainting the walls.  I will also close in the soffit grids, add recessed canned lights with under-counter LED lights, and dress up the soffits with crown molding.  I would like to tear out the soffits, but that would mean I have to redo the ceiling and I don't want to deal with all of the plaster dust--so that is off the "to do" list. I have to keep the appliances, counter top, back splash and floor.  DH has threatened to tear out the cabinets and replace them with cheap contractor grade cabinets if I even think of painting the oak. So, no paint on the cabinets! I was leaning towards a reddish cherry or mahogany stain, but it is a galley kitchen with no windows and, with the black appliances, I thought it might be too dark.  (Original window is now a pass through to the family room addition.)  Any suggestions for stain and paint colors?  Back splash is a natural tile; floor is a pale terra cotta tile.  Counter is a neutral Corian., Kitchens Design

    80's kitchen needs an u...

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  • Spent small change, got a big change, When we bought this foreclosed home, our intention was to rip out the entire kitchen and start over--new cabinets, granite, appliances, the works.  But life happened.  Although we paid cash for the house, a subsequent layoff meant we had to scale back our renovation plans.  Which was fine by me.  We have scraped for years to get the things we wanted--no sense throwing away all those skills now!, Kitchens Design

    Spent small change, go...

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