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      02-19-2020, 04:51 PM   #245
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Originally Posted by RickFLM4 View Post
Originally Posted by cmyx6go View Post
It's a rabbit hole. Do you really need new cabinets? If you replace all the counters, sink and backsplash with something different, it will be LIKE a new kitchen. But then again, a happy wife = happy life. Tough call.
Definitely do not need new cabinets to me. I see it the way you said in your post. They are not broken / falling apart and I am not convinced we will see a return on an investment in new cabinets. They are (I guess) builder grade particle board, with all wood doors and drawers. However, they are yellow-ish oak (a little of which could use a refinish) my wife has not really liked since we bought the house 18 years ago. We could also use more functional drawers and more storage but don’t need it. I’d rather let the next owners pick exactly what the want and leave me out of it.
We went through the same problem when we renovated the house we bought. As we got into it, $$ kept adding up. We intended to replace the cabinets and by the time we got the granite, new backsplash, & added an island the white cabinets didn't look so bad. We just decided to put the $20k somewhere else. Ours were not that bad it wasn't what we would have picked out. Our taste is more on the modern end. Once you start, it's hard to stop the bleeding.