I have a client who is one of those DYI geniuses and recently made her tired kitchen cabinet look like new. Every time I stop by her home she has completed a low-cost project that has come out looking super fantastic and not a bit ticky-tacky. This time she shared her kitchen cabinet updating secret. She and her husband took a few weekends and using Rustoleum's Cabinet Transformation Kit, did just that. They transformed their tired brown oak cabinets into stylish beige toned wood cabinets that match the new granite counter tops.
She did a test of simply painting the door but hated that she lost the look of the wood grain she loves. She said the Rustoleum kit is simple to use and nearly impossible to do incorrectly. It did take her and her husband two weekends to complete but she has a large kitchen with many cabinets. The kits come in either the dark or light variety. It is the dark colors I find most appealing with such vivid names as such Cottage Blue, Federal Gray, Bay Leaf and Cabernet.
So often, I find especially in condos and homes built in the 70s and 80s, the cabinets themselves are in good shape it is just the horrid oak that is a turnoff. Since replacing the old tile counter top with either natural granite or manufactured granite is not too terribly expensive, you could give your kitchen a whole new look without going through the hassle of a full tear-out using this process and save tons of money. Check out Granite Transformations whose specialty is leaving tile in place and refacing with granite. Talk about no mess!
If you are thinking of selling you may want to look into this type of remodel. Nothing sells as well as a clean stylish kitchen and the return on investment may make it worth the effort. Don't let someone else reap the benefits of flipping. Need help getting your house ready for the market? I would be happy to guide you through a home re-do to bring you the best sales price. Call me anytime at 562-243-2171. I would love to help!