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Old 04-10-2011, 08:05 PM   #16
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What do the back of the doors look like?

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Hi! Strictly speaking from a design aspect...I think you could pull off those horizontal top and bottom things, somehow fill in any 'knotty' places, stain them a nice, dark cherry (depending on your style/the style of the kitchen/house), and replace the hardware (for sure, whatever you do, replace the hardware!!) and that would, by itself, help immensely. You could even trim them out with pre-cut wooden pieces from someplace like Lowe's....they have everything from chair-rail type stuff to decorative fancy forms.....you would really need to study other cabinets that you like if you plan and doing this and keeping the vertical grooves, though. I can also see using the same process, yet doing a white-wash type 'French Country’ type finish. Just from viewing the cabinets, though, I have a feeling you may need to replace it all....countertops, backsplash, paint.....what are those things now? Is there a specific 'look' you lean towards now? Modern, French, rustic, simple? That would help.
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Ok, my husband, who is a contractor, took a look. He said that you can find 'cabinet shops' or 'cabinet door shops' that will make you new, solid wood doors, to your specifications, for roughly $30-$60 each......you will have to finish them, though. They are specifically ,cabinet door shops' (in our town, they are mostly small operations, like just a guy doing them), not a superstore type place.

Also, is there a short surround of bars on top of the cabinets? Is that what those metal wavy things are? If so, I would pull those, and replace with crown molding...that would change things up a bunch!
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Another option is to simply add new handles and hinges. The existing ones are very "Old English". If you put something cleaner and more rectangular on you'd transform them in something hinting at "Arts and Crafts". If it were me I would measure the hole set and get a few different handles from Home Depot and try it out. It certainly is the cheap and low-effort thing to try first.

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