Kitchen remodel with a limited budget. Help!

7 days ago
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We moved into a late 1980s rambler. The kitchen is dated and we want to remodel it.

The kitchen has lots of storage with a large (12' long x 3' wide) peninsula that divides it from the family room. Cabinets are hung above the peninsula, but it does block light into the kitchen. There is a 'wet bar' to the left of the peninsula. We use the upper and lower cabinets to store glassware, cookbooks and large serving pieces.

Near the wet bar is a large wall pantry with bi-fold doors. It provides ample storage for food, small appliances and other items.

Because our budget is limited, we will need to remodel our kitchen in 'stages.' We are currently replacing black appliances with stainless steel. The sink is peach (!!) and we need to replace that, too.

The kitchen cabinets are in relative good shape. We could paint or stain the cabinets and update the hardware. What color for cabinets and hardware?

The countertops are dark and we want to replace it with something durable, heat resistant and lighter in color. We will also need to replace the backsplash. Any suggestions for materials or color?

Thank you for your time! I would appreciate any advice you can provide.

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