Refaced cabinets give kitchen a fresh look – Irvine Real Estate – Irvine Homes for Sale

by Robert Mack on January 13, 2011

in Latest News, Sellers

Delores Robinson isn’t a fan of wood finishes in home decorating.

Though many homeowners in the Northwest love the look, she’s not one of them.

“I just don’t like wood,” she said. “It just isn’t my style.”

When Robinson and her husband, John, moved into a home on a bluff overlooking Possession Sound five years ago, she set out to remove almost all traces of natural wood.

She painted railings, mantels and other wood accents white or black. She had the home’s wooden doors painted white, even though it cost a pretty penny.

Her dining room furniture is fronted with mirrors and glass, not wood veneers. Even her grand piano in the living room is a luxurious, creamy white.

In 2009, however, when it came time to remodel the kitchen — dominated by natural-finish cherry cabinets — Robinson met considerable resistance from her husband. He said no one in their right mind would remove such beautiful, well-made cabinets.

And so the cabinets, which seemed especially dark when paired with the kitchen’s new black granite counters, stayed put.

By 2010, however, Robinson couldn’t take it anymore. She wanted a light, bright white kitchen, similar to the rest of their house, and she finally persuaded her husband to let her change them.

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Great post on a real life example of how to save over 50% by simply refacing your kitchen cabinets and save so much time in comparison to buying brand new ones….

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