These are the *original* cabinets. A dark walnut veneer was placed over the original cabinet. The doors were replaced with a dark walnut thermofoil door. The toe kick is replaced, as are all the end panels (gables). This gives the appearance of an all-new cabinet!
This area was upgraded. The base cabinet on the right features 2 pot-and-pan drawers (with full extensions – which means you can pull the drawer 100% out) and replaces a rarely used writing desk. The cabinet above was partially open so another rail was added then doors to close the cabinet off.
A view without the island.
This kitchen renovation took about a quarter of the time and a third (or less!) of a full kitchen renovation. The counter tops were in good shape (and fairly new) and were kept. The lighting was updated.