This was my kitchen, right down to the layout and cabinet faces. Consider this: remove the scallop; sand it off and put the now-straight trim piece back, if you need to. Change the hardware from brass to nickel (think about a strong vertical for the doors, like the Ikea Lansa, and a small square or round pull for drawers). Replace the faucet and do something fun for the window (roman shade with great ribbon trim?). Find tile you like in a color that works with the existing counter and cabinets and add a backsplash; cheap undercabinet LED strips can highlight the tile. You can't believe how a backsplash can transform this kitchen, and if you don't splurge on the tile, it's worth it even if you rip it out in 5 years. If you're still not happy after you've made these changes, then paint the cabinets. This layout could be from the age of asbestos tile, so you may find those 9"x9" tiles below the floor you have now; beware if you pull it up.
Minimize Paneled Look in Old Cabinet Doors? Good Questions
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