Kitchen remodel opinions

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Old 02-03-14, 01:01 PM
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Kitchen remodel opinions

Need some kitchen remodel opinions

Basically this is how my kitchen looks now:


What do you guys think of these options:
1) Cabinets refinished to "Rustic" color and Olive Rust quartz countertops


2) Cabinets refinished to "Chocolate" color and Olive Rust quartz countertops


3) Cabinets refinished to "Espresso" color and Seleno quartz countertops
 
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Old 02-12-14, 08:01 PM
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Depending on how handy you are, refinishing kitchen cabs can be a nightmare and become very costly if you sand through the veneer
 
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Old 02-13-14, 05:29 AM
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Personally I like option #1 the best ...... but I'm not the one that lives there

Usually it's best to start with a chemical stripper and then sand. Stain only works well if the existing finish is completely removed! You could use a tinted poly [like MInwax PolyShades] to darken up the cabinet finish but I'm not sure you could darken them that much and still be able to see any wood grain. Tinted polys can be tricky to apply as any lap marks, drips, runs, etc will be darker than the rest and any missed spots will be lighter. It works well if applied correctly but can be unsightly if it's applied wrong.
 
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luckily the cabinets fronts and doors are solid oak. only the sides are veneered particle board.

Also I am planning on using that Rustoleum cabinet restoration kit which claims to not need any sanding/stripping

Im going to use it on the cabinets in the washroom first to see how it turns out (those are in pretty rough shape, so anything will be better)
 
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Personally I like option #1 the best ...... but I'm not the one that lives there
the wife really really wants dark reddish cabinets, but I think it clashes with the more neutral tones of the house. I put it in the model and looked pretty bad
 
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Old 02-19-14, 11:34 AM
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the wife really really wants
Sometimes we need to go with their wishes or at least learn to pick the battles

I'm not familiar with the 'rustoleum cabinet restoration kit' Does it just rejuvenate the existing finish? or is it a paint ??
 
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Option #1 is my personal favorite!
 
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