white cabs or maple?
I have sapphire blue granite that really looks dark to me, the "blue" flecks don't do much to lighten the overall look. The floor is primarily grey tile, but it has streaks of brown, beige and rust, it looks kind of like slate to me. It is porcelain, but does have some texture to it.
I have white thermofoil doors that I'd like to change. My options are to get new cognac stained maple cabinets or get new white wooden doors, possibly glazed. Pretty sure that with new end panels and new doors that match there would be very little paint that would show, and we would probably be able to touch it up to match. This white prevents me from going with a cream color paint.
We will be putting in a new backsplash. We are not tied to a color palette, but probably neutral, maybe tending toward sage green, or a taupe.
I really want the new cabinets, but removing and re-using the granite is apparently a risk, potentially on over $1000 risk. New doors will be a lot of $ in comparison to what new cabs would cost, but would still be cheaper for materials, and would be able to be a diy project. Not sure if new cabs are diy or not, but we might attempt it, if only we can get the granite off.
I wanted to know how "in" white still is compared to stained wood. I see a lot of pictures of white kitchens, but the majority have wooden floors. Our style is what I consider traditional, maybe transitional if that is less formal that traditional. We are not "modern" but not "country" either. Just kind of somewhere in the middle.
I'd consider refacing if it were less than replacing. How do I locate a REAL refacer and not one of those chains like Sears or Lowes etc? I've heard they charge the mid-teens and up and mine is a 10 x 10 with a 48" island and one small extra side.