A few weeks back while at The Home Depot, our new home away from home, we were stopped in the paint section by an associate selling kitchen cabinet refinishing. Normally, we would have politely said no thanks and gone back to picking a paint color. However, they said they were offering a free consultation that would determine whether or not our cabinets were even worth salvaging.
We still have a ways to go (and save) before we even get close to renovating the kitchen, but we figured that refinishing the cabinets would be a lot less expensive than completely replacing them. So we scheduled the appointment for a Home Depot guy to come out to the house and see what was going on with our kitchen.
The consultant spent less than 5 minutes looking over our cabinets and finally gave us the news. What’s the verdict? The cabinets are Dunzo. Womp. Womp.
While we didn’t want the cabinets to be a total loss, we are definitely excited about getting a fresh start in there. Unfortunately, the extra cost required for a kitchen overhaul means we have to wait longer and save a little more. But with this new knowledge, we were free to make an easy yet dramatic change to tide us over for awhile.
We love the look of open shelving in a kitchen, in fact we plan on making it part of the eventual renovation. So we just removed the old, off kilter cabinet doors! Voila! We instantly felt happier about our kitchen.
The downside to having open cabinets and no pantry is this unorganized mess.
This was easily remedied after a quick trip to Target for some containers. Now it’s a thousand times better!
We still ave some minor touch up to do to cover where the hinges were, but overall its a huge improvement with minimal effort. A win-win if you ask me. Doesn’t it look more open and airy in there? We think so!