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abbey44 Tue 18-Apr-17 23:31:51

My kitchen has dark wooden cabinets - lots of them - with black granite tops and I really hate it. It was like that when I bought the house and I've never been able to justify (or afford!) replacement. But I'm thinking of putting it on the market, and I'm torn - I've seen the V33 paint in B&Q which has some terrific reviews and gives what looks like really impressive results.

The kitchen is quite large - about 5m x 5m - with units along three adjacent sides, and a large island in the middle. It's a barn conversion, so double height, vaulted ceiling, and the windows are on the south and west walls, so it gets plenty of light. The flooring is stone.

So....my dilemma/question is: would it massively improve my kitchen to paint the cabinets in a linen/cream colour and give it a more updated look or would I be wasting my time/money? If I were planning on staying, I'd definitely do it as I really don't like dark cupboards with dark worktops, but do you think prospective buyers will be put off if I leave it as is?

Houses in this area and at the price level I'll be at don't sell easily or quickly as a rule. There are vastly more sellers than buyers and having had it on the market unsuccessfully with a different agent last year I want to give it my best shot to give it a bit more wow factor.

What do you reckon....?

user1491572121 Wed 19-Apr-17 05:00:01

Oh no it WOULD improve things hugely. People like pale colours. Dark cabinets would put many off.

Pale green can also look lovely as well as cream/linen.

abbey44 Wed 19-Apr-17 19:13:14

Thanks - yes, I like green too, but I've got some really lovely Nigella things in duck-egg blue that I'd like to have out, and I think the cream will be better for that. And probably better for selling the house too.

Anyway, I've got a pot of the linen to try out - first on something else, to see how well it goes and then I'll try doing the wall cabinets first.

Debmeister4 Wed 19-Apr-17 21:42:48

Try OneStop Refinishers on Facebook-they come and spray everything in a day, good value too!

abbey44 Thu 20-Apr-17 00:02:05

I've just had a look at their facebook page - that is absolutely stunning! What a transformation - and in just a day too.

Thank you for that - I know who I'll be calling tomorrow morning....

abbey44 Sat 22-Apr-17 01:41:21

Respray booked - just have to choose the colour now....!

thethoughtfox Sat 22-Apr-17 08:25:50

If I saw a dark wood kitchen, I would want to replace it instantly so could put me off buying; if I saw pale painted cabinets, I could definitely live with it and would be more likely to buy.

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