Okay to leave these kitchen cabinets alone?? Need your thoughts!
Kitchen in need of updates! I am getting new flooring (for both the tiny kitchen and small dining room - it's really all one room, not two), new countertops, new hardware, and some new lighting (satin nickel finish). I've never loved these 1993 cabinets but they are in good shape and honestly, there's no budget for new cabinets (as we just added on a family room and bdrm). I know that painting cabinets is really "in" but I'm not sure what color I would paint them....and to have them done right, at least the doors/drawers would need to be done professionally. The doors/drawers are oak; the ugly sides WILL be covered with something nicer. I've been told that getting new flooring, countertops and hardware will make the cabinets look a lot better --- and I hope that is right! Floor tile: neutral beigy with some gray and some of the cabinet color in it; countertop: dark gray with some muted swirls/speckles; hardware: satin nickel. I will try to post some pics. If you think these cabinets must be painted, please tell me what color. (The newer appliances are white; the old beige refrig will be leaving us soon and new oven hood is needed.) All comments are appreciated.