We are getting our entire house done with flooring. We want to redo the kitchen but I imagine it isnt in the budget atm! So with that being said. The photo is our kitchen now. The second photo is flooring were getting. Its hickory. Can I be cheap and paint my cabinets a dark color and only redo the counter?
Edit to add. Whats the price range for granite counters and install
Paint or restain the cabinets, change out the hardware and they’ll look like brand new cabinets
I’d take down the decorative piece above the sink first. You’ll be surprised what an updated change that simple step will make! I’d focus on changing out the counter on the island specifically. I’d make it larger with two stools on one side if possible. I’d also hold off on painting cabinets until the floor is in and see how it looks. This goes against the grain since ideally you’d want to paint first but I’d wait in this case. I’d also consider a backsplash as well. I like your kitchen.
If you have guests or kids blow off granite. I love mine but quartz is great and NEVER needs maintenance and never stains. Way cheaper.