PART 2: Painting 30-year-old Oak Cabinets White
Paint will save you the most money on a kitchen renovation.
My house was built in the 1980s. And the kitchen has not changed! In an ideal world, I would replace my cabinets and get all new ones. But why bother?! My kitchen cabinets are in decent shape for their age, just dated looking. Plus replacing them would cost at least $20K. Paint & materials cost just a couple hundred dollars. And all those cabinets get to stay out of landfill. (Besides, I'd rather spend $20K on travelling than on my kitchen.)
In total, I have 27 cabinet doors (in different shapes & sizes), 9 drawers and 1 cutting board.