One of the worst mistakes is when a homeowner installs an 80’s kitchen (for example) in a turn-of-the-century character home.
Especially those white melamine cabinets with the strip of oak on the bottom of each door.
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So for those of you with this kitchen, reading this right now, there’s really just one thing you need to know: This kitchen IS NEVER COMING BACK.
So the only way to extend the life of it is to prime it, paint it, and install new hardware. Here’s a ‘before’ picture of a kitchen I did for a client in West Vancouver with another designer, Jan Romanuk back in 2005.
Men usually come around once they understand that it’s not about the wood, it’s about the fact that it’s dated.
And to be clear, I don’t advocate painting ALL WOOD, just kitchens in this era.
If I walk into a kitchen that has dark brown cabinets, I know it was installed in the last 10 years.