"European" cabinets at a third the cost.
A surface facelift gave this kitchen the custom look of
European-designed cabinets at a third the cost of the real thing.
Interior designer Dragana Siljak of Saratoga, California, removed the
old doors and drawer faces, then covered the existing cabinet shells
with 1/4-inch oak plywood. She replaced the doors and faces with ones
of particle board covered with white plastic laminate, then banded them
with oak trim.
Otherwise, the only changes to the cabinets were new drawers and a
cupboard added to the outside face of the peninsula and small matching
oak shelves near the wall-hung telephone.