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Timber Veneer doors paint or replace ?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by PatsyStone, 17th Dec, 2015.

  1. PatsyStone

    PatsyStone Well-Known Member

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    Hi All, I'm looking to do a kitchen make over in my home. I will most likely being selling soon.
    The doors /drawers are timber veneer Shall be replacing laminex bench top with granite or stone look product. House is 15 yrs old. Looking bit dated but not tragically so.
    Timber floors throughout all main living areas .
    Kitchen is too timbered out for today's trends.
    As the story goes funds are limited . Cheers and thanks a lot Patsy
     
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  4. Tim & Chrissy

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    They are very flat looking cupboards, if you painted them it might make it look like a cheap melamine kitchen. I would be inclined to get some cheapish doors and end panels from ikea or change the kitchen flooring to break up the timber.
     
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    Yes they are flat . Goodness not change my beautiful hard wood floors . It's open plan floors in dining and lounge
     
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  7. Tim & Chrissy

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    If you like to live dangerously you could always go black and break it up with a few frosted glass paneled doors, a wine rack etc. The stone bench tops will be very expensive, especially granite
     
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    I'm not a fan of the blue mosaic tile splashback... plain white would be an improvement imo
     
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    If its for sale... gotta appeal to the widest range of buyers...
     
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  10. Tim & Chrissy

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    I reckon give it a run, if it looks bad bite the bullet and get the new doors.


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    It would be worth the exercise of painting first. Not expensive and I think they would come out alright.
    Nice hat btw :)
     
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    Plant some moldings on the doors to get some relief.
     
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    Yes was thinking of changing glass mosaics to white Perspex glass look . Amazing glass mosaics were so cool 15yrs ago ! Black looks good it seems happening lately . I recall when it was all black last time around . Frosted glass hmmm
     
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    frosted glass ...good idea lol yes I know the 2015/16 version
     

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    What product if not granite ? Yes agree granite a bit too pricey . So the hat stays?
     
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    Yeah hat stays :) what's for tea?

    Have you looked at the engineered stones?
     
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    Yes I have looked at them. Very impressed . For tea .. Scones of course lol
     
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    I used an oak veneer from ikea. This kitchen cost me about $4k including the carcasses and tile splash back.

    Stone bench tops and perspex/glass splashback will blow out your costs massively.


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    Any before and after of doing this? I haven't seen it before.
     
  20. Jess Peletier

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    I'd paint the doors black and put new handles on to modernize it. New bench top and some new tiles on the splash back will come up nice I reckon :)