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What to do with kitchen cabinets?

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Dec 03, 2013, 06:21 AM
What to do with kitchen cabinets?
I recently bought a beach house and the previous owner had redid the kitchen. I am ok with the quartz countertops but not too crazy with the rest. I will probably paint the backsplash tile but not sure what to do with the cabinet faces. Any 'out of the box' ideas? I thought about dressing them up with some molding but not sure how to hide the rounded edges.?? I was also thinking of painting them a darker color. ?? I just had the Chelsea plank flooring put in as they had Linoleum before.

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Dec 03, 2013, 09:11 AM
Personally, I'd leave it as is. If the cabinets are real wood and in good condition painting would be a waste. I would not paint the tile backsplash.

I painted the cabinets in our last house as a short term "fix" until we remodeled the kitchen some years down the road. I never liked the painted results. Our cabinets were about 10 years old at the time and showing their age. We sold the house before we remodeled the kitchen. I'm not sure if the new owners have updated the kitchen, I suspect they have as that was 14 years ago and they've done a lot of work to the house from what I can tell driving by.

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