This has been a popular design element for years and is showing no signs of changing anytime soon.Paint it, stain it a darker color or clad it in beadboard.

You could even put corbels under the breakfast bar for added dimension and inexpensive customization.

These kitchen cabinets are hopefully in worse shape than yours, but they're not that uncommon.

Refinishing, painting or staining kitchen cabinets can be an easy and inexpensive way to make the old look new again—and it's a fun way to upgrade your color scheme and add a touch of flair.

It is a process of cleaning the doors, shelves and hardware; sanding and/or stripping the old paint, blemishes and flaws off the surfaces; and adding new paint or stain for a fresh, new look.

If you like the style of your existing cabinets, they're still functioning well or new ones aren't in the budget right now, paint is your friend here.

Choose a color that complements the other elements in the room and get ready to go from "ow" to "wow!

Let's say you have a bigger budget and it's time for some changes, but new cabinets aren't one of them.

Repurposing them by changing their color and focusing on other areas that'll give you a big bang for your buck is a smart way to go. This kitchen's renewed darker cabinets, new backsplash and stainless steel appliances all combine to make it into a welcoming space with minimal hassle and mess.

A European style cabinet refers to a frameless cabinet style.