Brain Storm With Me - What Would You Do?

A Stroll Thru Life
As I said the other day, we made an offer on a new house and they accepted, so now we have to see if it passes inspection without any major problems and if our house sells.  If all of that falls into place and happens, then I have a million things I will need to do to update the new house.

The kitchen has oak cabinets that I am not fond of and need to be painted.   I have been trying to figure out what to do in there.  First off they need some crown molding around the top, then do something about the oak.  My first thought was painting them white and then add white quartz or granite counters, a marble backsplash and new stainless appliances.

Then I saw several pictures with black cabinets and I really like the look of those too.  This particular distressed black finish is one I really like.  These were painted red so when they were distressed some of the red shows through underneath.  Actually in real life it doesn't look so much red as it does a dark stain color.

The kitchen in the new house is not large and sits between the family room and the breakfast room.  Since it is so small, not sure I want to go black, maybe white so it sort of fades into the room. Thank goodness it has a fabulous walk in pantry with tons of shelves or else there wouldn't be any place to put all my dishes, serving pieces and small appliances.

This kitchen has pretty black cabinets and this section is about the same size as my main kitchen wall. I love the counters and back splash.  Pretty, but it definitely demands attention.

I want to use a pretty white back splash and this marble herringbone is stunning.

I also love the marble layed in a regular brick pattern too.

This is a white kitchen that has been in my files for a long time.  I love the added detail to these cabinets.

 Since mine are so plain, this might be something I could do to give mine a little interest.  I could add some beadboard to the island and some molding on the side of the cabinets along with some crown molding on top.

This entire wall could use some beadboard, molding or something.  Corbels for sure.  (Not sure why anyone would carpet right up to the breakfast bar.)  New wood floors throughout the family room and kitchen are #1 on my priority list.

I am all ears, what are your suggestions for turning this builder basic into a stunner?

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