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ewillert
February 21, 2013 in Polls
Can't decide if I should change the color of these cabinets to white or leave their original color. What do you think?
White
Original color
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rouxb
I think if you can't decide you should not paint the wood-no going back from that decision. I would leave the wood and add some color in accessories or back splash.
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underedenx
I sat here for a good while b4 i voted... i love painted cabinetry, but i have to be honest these are beautiful the way they are! the countertop is perfect! the range is outa sight! leave it be!
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underedenx
rouxb is right... it needs a backsplash!!
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 1:05AM
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nancy22032
underedenx is so right - the cabinets are beautiful and impressive. The range is such a great focal point. Some color in a backsplash would really help. For interest, you might have one of those tile installations above the range - Houzz kitchens have some wonderful ones pictured.
2 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 1:53AM
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floor360
Screams for a backslash...
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 2:56AM
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soberg
99% of the time, painting cabinets is the right way to go, but your case is the 1% exception. They are absolutely beautiful - don't paint.
1 Like   February 21, 2013 at 3:06AM
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Custom Marble & Granite
Don't paint, change the counter tops and have a tile designer give you a focal point
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 3:22AM
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Custom Marble & Granite
I would do a granite with a lot of movement, then do a full splash with movement coming up behind the range.
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 3:23AM
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poeticmoma
Paint the upper cabinets only. Choose a color that is muddied (has black mixed in) and you love. Not black (way too dark, defeats the purpose of painting). Have a professional do the work. Choose your backsplash at the same time - first might be easier, find a few you really like and then pick the paint color. And the backsplash does not have to have black in it! In fact, I would say it shouldn't because then the stove and vent will really pop. The upper cabinets to the left are distracting - off center. I would remove them and build something to balance the window on the right, or just keep the smaller cabinet. You can do anything there since you're going to paint it!
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All 4 Show, LLC
Those are gorgeous cabinets! Maybe look into re-staining them a lighter color for a different look. IMO, high quality cabinets like those shouldn't be painted. Good luck....
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 4:16AM
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Ironwood Builders
Keep the range and cabinets! New flooring...look at French limestone to go with that French range, in a large Ashlar format. New counter tops (maybe a quartz with a marble look) and limestone backsplash. Add some pot racks either side of the range and hang some nice copper pots and pans.. Or even a U-shaped rack to keep the cookware within easy reach. Play up that
1 Like   February 21, 2013 at 8:18AM
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Judy M
I almost always vote to paint, but not this time. I agree backsplash would enhance and Ironwood's floor suggestion is perfect. Travertine in the versailles pattern (maybe that is similar to Ironwood's idea) would also work.
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 8:24AM
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kargus
I would paint the window trim white and leave cabinets alone.
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trudela
Paint the window trim and put in a back spash, and you will love it.
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 8:31AM
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Lizabeth
No paint, and yes to new tile floor and new backspash. So much right with that room. True to period, functional, great sink and awesome stove .Cabinets are lovely.
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 8:35AM
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Jayme H.
I would leave cabinets, repaint the walls..And add a backsplash.
0 Likes   February 21, 2013 at 8:37AM
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