Which kitchen would you rather tackle?

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which kitchen do you like best and which would you choose to tackle and inexpensively update?
    A: darker cabinets kitchen : (19 votes)
    42 %
    B: White cabinets kithcen : (26 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    That’s a touch call.  The white cabinet litchen looks like less work but the oak cabinet kitchen looks like it has more counterspace.  There is never enough counter space in a kitchen.  I’d probably pick the dark kitchen for that reason.

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Kitchen B would be less expensive, and ‘easier’.  I vote B because it is more to my taste…meaning, I like the white cabinets, so would change the countertops/backsplash, and paint.  On top of that, assuming appliances are part of the package, the appliances are up to date, whereas in A, I would need to replace all of them!  I would also maybe put ‘windows’ in the corner wall in B, to open it up.

    Whereas in A, I would need to update all of the above!!

     

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The white one is miles ahead already with fairly new looking stainless steel appliances.

    Paint, new hardware, new countertops and you have an updated kitchen. I would also add more cabinets where that piece of furniture and spindly shelf is currently.

     

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    Kitchen B isn’t attached to the living space, so I would pick that house for that reason. If you update the kitchen in A, you’ll need to do some updating in the living room. House B looks like it might be an all around easier choice, as it looks to me like the previous owners have already painted neutral colors and replaced the carpet. The stainless steel appliances in B also will keep costs down. You can add more counter space in B by installing or buying a portable island or by installing counters and some cabinets where that dresser/storage space is current sitting.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I should add that my husband remodels homes for a living, so he can turn just about anything.  He would get rid of the countertops in both kitchens though.  🙂  He also hates white cabinets, so we would be replacing or repaining cabinets in either kitchen!

    Post # 7
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I also prefer a kitchen that opens into the family room.  We are completely remodeling my house and we opened the kitchen up.  I had a flood, so I am getting new hardwoods, new cabinets, new counter tops, new walls.  We changed everything and completely reconfigured our downstairs.  We even moved the staircase.  I am not even kidding.  But, I hated my closed off kitchen and now I am getting an open one.   He also built me the most awesome pantry.  OMG, I am spoiled.  My new kitchen is going to rock!

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    A.  I think new countertops and cabinet hardware would go a long way.   Then paint and put up new backsplah.   If you ignore the white of kitchen B, those cabinets look very dated and flimsy to me.  I rather paint the cabinets in A, than have the ones in B, B just needs to be ripped out imo.  Applicances are easy to replace.

    Post # 9
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    1195 posts
    Bumble bee

    A.  New countertops, restain the cabinets, new backsplash and paint.  

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I really like b, and I wouldn’t really upgrade much, but unless there is something missing from your photos, it has a serious counterspace problem.  And take it for someone who has delt with counter space problems for years, more counter space wins.  A isn’t that bad that it can’t look better after some work.  

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have to agree with pinkshoes: in that while the white appears to have a more modern appearance, the cabinets look flimsy to me. And the dark wood cabinets in Kitchen A look heavy and solid and can be painted. I also prefer the open floor plan of kitchen A.   

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Our Castle

     

    hegetsme:  white cabinets is a smaller room + dark cabinets colour runs into the next room so you would have to do both if you did the dark one!

     

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