Don't get me wrong, it could be worse. It's a good size with a functional layout and oodles of storage. However, I despise the orangey-oak cabinets and the busy laminate countertops. Here are kitchens that I enjoy looking at...
Brown Design: lots of molding, contrast and textures
getdecorating.com: similar layout to ours...totally doable
Marin Kitchen Company: so airy and bright
DecorPad: white, grey and dainty
So, the whites have it. Our cabinet doors are coming down this weekend in preparation for a budget-friendly facelift. We may be seeing the contents of our cabinets for a few weeks, but that's okay. We're not hosting Thanksgiving.