(Closed) Just had our offer accepted on a house!!!! …but the kitchen sucks lol

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Congrats!

Does it absolutely need new cabinets or could you strip and refinish them? Sometimes that can really spruce things up!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Also, adding new hardware can do wonders 🙂

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

can you strip and paint them white?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ikea has awesome cabinets that are relaticvely inexpensive! Plus you can add their lighting etc to make it look fresh and modern. And they have accessories you can add later too like pull-out metal drawers for your pots.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

Congratulations, bloodgo1!  It’s pretty exciting, huh?  One of the major headaches for us with our new house was the kitchen.  (Think homemade 60’s era plywood cabinets with yellowed varnish, mismatched hinges and plastic pulls.  Until we can afford to just rip everything out and start over, we decided to paint it all out white and change all of the hardware.  It honestly looks great.  Paint gives you MAJOR bang for the buck!  So don’t despair, you have options!

Good luck!  :o)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Congrats!  You’d be surprised, at Lowes and Home Depot you can get some premade cabinets that are really nice and pretty inexpensive.  The part that costs the most with cabinets is usually the install labor, so if you can do it yourself you’ll save yourself a good amount of $$!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

If the actual cabinet boxes are hole-free, you could just replace the doors.  Just take the measurements to your local hardware store and they can cut it for you.  (We had to do that with one of our doors.)  Also, Home Depot offers a service called “kitchen resurfacing” where they replace the doors with nice new ones and cover the existing cabinets with a matching laminate.  Just another option!  :o)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Try the apartmenttherapy website – it’s like weddingbee for home decor.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I dont know if you have this store where you are but we use “surplus warehouse” they have great deals, cabinets come unfinished so you would need to paint them but it is well worth putting your own sweat equity in to save a lot of $$.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Sorry no one seems to see they DO have HOLES in them.

Unfortunately, Kitchens are the one place that eats up the MOST money! However, done well and you WILL recoup those costs.  Def. check home depot etc… however, I would think your looking at a good 10k + project. Most kitchen rehabs are in the 50K range 🙁 Kitchens and bathrooms cost a LOT, but like I said, they’re worth it!

The house we have an offer on has low grade cabinets but they’re in decent condition. I’m still trying to get good word on how “paintable” they are because I don’t know how well you can sand a particle board, but I’d love to paint them black! On the flip side, the master bath needs a complete overhaul and it’s prob. going to cost 10-20k.  🙁

Good luck, can’t wait to see pics! Before AND after!

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