Painted Cabinets vs. Stained?
Yet again, I'm questioning my "gut" and now re-thinking my kitchen cabinets! (Can you tell it's time for me to really decide and commit to my builder??) I've saved ALL photos of white painted kitchen cabinets with a painted (blue or grey) painted island. Now, however, after meeting with my cabinet person and kitchen designer, I'm more confused than ever! I've always had stained cabinets in my other houses (cherry) and in my new house I really want a light and airy kitchen. Now that I think about the exterior of our new home (stone, shake, earth-tone colors) I'm thinking a super white kitchen doesn't really go with that look/style... Then when I research online, I'm realizing how the stained cabinets are easier to maintain (I have 3 boys!!!) and stained is cheaper, etc. Once again second-guessing myself. So what are your thoughts and what are you doing in your kitchen? My current idea is doing maybe glazed white perimeter cabinets and now a cherry island -- kind of a compromise. However, not sure if glazed is going to look dated one day. Ah, decisions, decisions...!