Below is a slideshow of some of my favorite client kitchens that I’ve done. If you have maple or cherry cabinets, they paint up beautifully.
Oak can have a similar result, it just takes a little more effort to get there.
Having watched them work miracles on my own battered midcentury kitchen, I asked Albert to give us his top tips.
Above: Architects Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler of Workstead refreshed their dark and outdated upstate New York kitchen with paint and hardware store unfinished wooden knobs.
Try to avoid anything that’s too extreme, as there’s already a lot of activity going on in the kitchen and you don’t want it to seem even busier.
And always opt for a high-quality paint to ensure a durable finish.
Both of these ideas are a lot cheaper and less hassle than replacing the entire kitchen.
Despite what you see on Pinterest, you can do a kitchen makeover without painting your orange oak cabinets.