What should I do with these cabinets

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Old 05-06-16, 02:26 PM
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What should I do with these cabinets

I have flipped numerous houses, but I have never had an issue like this.
The house was built in 1994 and the kitchen has those 90s cabinets. The cabinets however appear to be a more high end product than I usually find. They are 100% solid wood and have absolutely no signs of wear. Should I paint them? Would a new solid surface counter spruce them up? Or is the style just too outdated?
Any input would be helpful.
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Old 05-06-16, 02:30 PM
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High end solid wood and you want to paint them? Blasphemy.

I would look at updating the hardware first.
 
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I'd hate to paint them, but does that dingy stain scream 90s?
 
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Don't touch them. Whatever you do, someone won't like it.
 
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Old 05-06-16, 03:01 PM
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Solid wood cabinets never go out of style. Updating the hardware as Stickshift said is an option. What makes you say the classic design is "so 90's"? It's classic and will fit most any decor style. You might want to rejuvenate the surface with something like Old English. But as the others don't paint, cover or alter the cabinets.
 
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A solid surface counter will make any cabinets look better. Agreed that the hardware needs to go.
When measuring the spacing for new hardware, measure the distance in both inches and millimeters so you can purchase the correct replacements.
 
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You could alter the stain color some by applying a coat of tinted poly. It can be difficult for some to apply so keep that in mind. Agree on changing out the hardware!
 
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I guess it is just the two raised panels on the door.
 
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Old 05-06-16, 05:00 PM
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Its agreed then. I will let my team know to keep the cabinets, put on some new pulls and replace the formica countertop.
 
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You can't go wrong with the new hardware and counter. Just wanted to agree the double raised panels ruined the look of the doors. Can't say I've ever seen that and a single raised panel looks better.
 
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