How would you update this 1997 kitchen?
My dad is retiring this year and my mom will retire in 3 years. They will probably sell their house soon after retirement. What can they do to refresh this kitchen before placing it on the market? My advice to them is to rip out the wall paper and paint the wall a neutral color, change out the gaudy looking gold hardware for brushed nickle, and replace the fluorescent light.
My question is the countertop. Its this awful bluish fleshy laminate that is trying to imitate granite, but it isn't fooling anyone. What are some of the cheap granite that could complement the natural maple cabinets shown in the picture? I am more of a quartz person, but they are going to sell this place in 3 years, so no point in putting in something on the expensive side.