kitchen and lighting help
My home is 44 yrs old and is in a neighborhood where some homes are all original and others have been completely updated. My kitchen has the original cabinets which have "honeyed" over time. The floor is white linoleum and the countertops are white laminate, both in good condition. I've talked with two realtors and one stager, and two of the three have pushed for granite countertops. I'm really hesitant because when I see 40 yr old kitchens that are part updated, the original parts look much, much worse by comparison. I have to get a new cooktop (black ceramic) and wall ovens (stainless steel). I'm hoping that people will see that the kitchen needs updating, but that they are getting brand new appliances so that saves them money. What are your thoughts? I'm really not up for doing new floors and countertops on top of appliances. I am open to painting the cabinets white (realtor suggestion).
I also need to get new lights for the foyer and dining room. I've checked the big box stores and overstock, but havent found any deals. Are there any places for clearances lights?
Thanks in advance for your help.