Stained vs. Painted Cabinets: I'm tired of thinking about this!
I started out wanting white or cream colored cabinets in our new build kitchen. (And just about all my kitchens I've saved for over a year on Pinterest are white!) However, now that I've seen some installed white cabinets that my cabinet maker has made, they look cheap to me. ( They're custom cabinets, but they just don't impress me much.) I have to use this cabinet maker because this is who my builder uses, and truly they are a good company here where I live. Their stained cabinets look lovely and like quality pieces. However, since my kitchen has an interior location and no windows, I don't want stained cabinetry to make the room dark. Then there's always that old debate about wood being timeless, white being trendy... Ugh -- I'm tired of thinking about all this! I dream of kitchen cabinets in my sleep -- and not good dreams, more like a nagging dream... ;) I feel like my "dream" kitchen is just turning into any old kitchen. (That's not how you should feel when you're building a house!) I know often the answer here at GW is go with what you love and don't consider trends, but truly, at this point, I don't know what I want anymore -- other than a rich, timeless looking kitchen. Thoughts on stained vs. paint?