Another 90's oak kitchen with a mix of appliances
I just bought a 1 BR rental with one of the infamous oak kitchens, laminate counter tops, which are still in good shape, and an odd mix of appliances.
I'd appreciate some suggestions for a quick and relatively inexpensive update.
The cabinets are in reasonable shape, except some spots where the varnish is a little off and some slight discoloration.
The plan is to just clean and 'revitalize' them a bit. I may gel stain them dark at a later point or maybe paint, but probably not now.
The appliances are brand new, but oddly enough a mix of black, white, and black-and-white.
I'd consider putting in new counter tops, but quotes for laminate are not much less than for granite.
So, if I go for granite, what color would you suggest, especially keeping in mind the colors of the appliances and the fact that I may gel stain the cabinets at one point.
Any suggestions for backsplash, or just leave as is?
The rental is at the lower end of the market, geared at young professionals.