My kitchen is hopelessly stuck in the 80's. We have remodeled and decorated most of the the other rooms in the house and simply cannot afford the $25k it will cost to renovate. So, the next best thing is to conduct a DIY project with paint and new hardware on the cabinets. I will have to splurge for a new countertop as the present one has rotten through around the sink and leaks onto the cabinets below. I saw an article in last months H&H and the ne countertop was laminate but looked wood with bevelled edges and the cabinets painted creamy white and it looked great. Any suggestions from the wonderful DIY'ers out there?