It's a common problem with kitchen cabinets. Maybe they are too dark. Too light. Too oak (just not popular right now). But they're in good shape, just dated. And it seems wrong to rip out perfectly fine cabinets. Even if the budget and savings account could afford it.
Now, here's a solution. It's not the old refinishing where your cabinets were covered up in a laminate that somehow made your cabinets look like they were now made out of plastic. And it's not the kind that requires hours of sanding (with the necessary vacuuming) and painstaking painting. Nope, a couple of days and about $3500 for the average kitchen - which is half or a third of the replacement cabinet cost of Home Depot type cabinets - and you can completely transform your kitchen.
See the picture above. Here was an oak door that was in fine condition. It just looked like an artifact from the 1980s. But with this refinishing system, it is being completely remade into a painted and glazed door oozing of early second millennium style. Even the obvious oak grain was filled in. The frames are done exactly the same way so everything matches from top to bottom.
Learn more at CabinetRefinishersInc.com (who are also in the Chicago area, ask for Mike).