Suggestions wanted - pickled white nightmare
I'm posting a couple of pics looking for thoughts. We are buying this house but the kitchen need updating. The pickled look is dated. These are formica countertops - ugh!
FOR SURE - going to stainless and granite....probably a dark wood floor of some kind as well.
UNDECIDED - what to do with the cabinets. If I were building I would have done dark cherry to start with - a dark Tuscan look overall... But this house has a massive amount of cabinets - it was new in 1997 and built by a high end builder - so they are of high quality, all wood.
I'm wondering if changing the other things can make these cabinets work as-is, untouched? Painting is not a good idea for us - if they were cheap cabinets, maybe. Stripping, sanding, staining and clear coating would be a major undertaking and possibly very expensive to hire out.
Do you think a rich red/brown flooring and dark granite along with stainless appliances/hood could save this kitchen? Or is it only going to exacerbate the issue?