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Display Name: mumstheword
Member Since: 11/19/11

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I haven't read all the comments so I don't know if this has been suggested already. If you remove the doors on the upper cabinets turn them around and remount them (just reset the hinges) the doors will look less busy because the inside of the door will not have the deep arch that is currently on the outside of the door. If the upper doors then look too different from the lower ones, you could just turn the lower doors around too. This may result in a 'craftsman' or Shaker style look which may be all you need to change. With all due respect to the person who posted the comment about cooking less than wonderful meals until your hubby gets the hint - I don't think that is a good idea. Hubby may never take the hint and you might just feel frustrated or hurt that he didn't even notice. Better to have open, direct communication. I would tell him that you naturally want to spend more time in a kitchen you love and therefore will be more inclined to cook. (For me that is true) There may be ways to accomplish that (a kitchen you love) without painting the cabinets.
If you opt to turn the doors 'inside out' it may be possible to set an inset of etched glass, tin or something else you like into the recessed rectangle that will now be on the outside of the doors. That would break up the oak without having to structurally change the doors or paint them. Also, try to focus on the positive - real wood is so much better than crumbling particle board! Good luck!

How To Update Outdated Oak Kitchen Cabinets?
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11/19/11 11:16 AM