I've finally decided it's time to remodel my kitchen. It's 80's style and desperately needs updating. There's SO much information out there, that my head is swimming. I find personal accounts to be more helpful.
The kitchen itself is fairly straightforward (duplex style), so the layout won't change. I've heard cabinet refacing is the way to go if the bones of the cabinets are in good shape (mine are good), rather than ripping out the old ones and replacing them completely. Anyone have any first hand opinions on refacing vs. replacing cabinets?
I'm not changing the floor, so I'll save some money there. But I do want new countertops and backsplash. I'm terrible at looking at small squares of samples and trying to visualize how it will look as an entire countertop.
I want to replace the appliances. Is that something I do at the end once the cabinets and counters are done, or do it before? Does it matter?
Any thoughts on using a major chain (like Hope Depot) to do such a project or go local? I went on Angies List, but I'd like to get some other perspectives too.
Basically any thoughts, advice, tips on how to research and plan such a project is appreciated