(cont.) One way Krieger saved, though, was by keeping her existing cabinets. Contractors and designers alike say that if you have quality cabinets wood instead of particleboard theres nothing wrong with simply painting them. Depending on how handy you are, you can do this yourself, but most recommend hiring a professional who can spray the cabinets for a smoother finish.
If you do decide to replace the cabinets, says Swanson, sticking with clean lines not a lot of detailed molding and warmer wood tones can help your resale value.