Please help me visualize this kitchen !
I have been a longtime lurker (dreamer) and have learned a lot from so many people on this site. We are in the process of purchasing a new home (new to us) and the kitchen needs some updating. Our budget is tight but we think we can afford to spend approx 10,000 which will include a much needed new cooktop and oven. We are bringing our speed cook microwave with us from our old house. We would like to put in granite or some other type of solid surface. Do you think there is a way we can reconfigure some cabinetry as the current oven and the oven cabinet is very small?? The cabinets appears to be in very good condition. We would need to expand the center island somehow as it can only fit a 30 inch cooktop and I would like a 36" but we don't have alot of room to play with. Also have been watching the posts about gel staining cabinets but I lack the ability to visualize what they would look like....suggestions Please !!