I have been given opportunity to redo a 1971 home.
Kitchen cabinets are mahogany. Well built. 3/8 lip door design ?
They have been oiled over the years. The peple living in the home are both in early 60’s. They want update but not spend much money. Not sure how long they will be living in home. The home is also in the country. LOW resale value !
They also want to open concept. KItchen, Dining room living room. That part will be easy. Remove wall between kitchen and living room. IT IS NOT load bearing wall. Truss rafters, single story home.
The question I have ?
Kitchen footprint is not changing (I wold like too, hard to convince them of change, after all it is their money)
Do I resand mahogany doors and use HIGH quality paint.
Do I make new MDF doors?
Hinge and handle are being changed.
I cannot remove the older valence, the way the guy buildt them prohibits this.
My suggestion was extend the bottom of valence and add LED lighting across the front of cabinets at top.
If anyone had repainted cabinets that have been oiled . CHIME IN please. My concern will old oil bleed through ?
They want WHITE finish.
I priced out new doors. CNC in MDF. They said TOOO expensive
I was quoted $150 per door.
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