Budget Conscious Kitchen Remodel (for starter home)My husband and I purchased our first home last year for 138K and we have done some small changes and spent about 2K on bathroom remodel (new vanity, new vinyl floor and granite countertop/faucet). The kitchen cabinets are builder grade oak -with thin plywood doors. Wondering if it would be better to 1.) Replace cabinet doors with oak shaker style real wood- total cost approx $1200 OR 2.) Reface cabinets with Maple or Painted Maple with glaze- total cost approx $3900...I can live with oak, but absolutely love cream coloured Painted Maple with chocolate glaze- But I don't want to invest $3900 into a home for nothing when it could go towards my next home or a new roof when the time comes...(We plan to live here for 7-9 years). Home is approx 1000 square feet and while we live in a nice neighborhood I am not sure what resale value may be 7-9 yrs from now. Should we do a small upgrade or complete reface?...Do you think the creamy beige maple cabinets with glaze are only a 'trend'?I know $3900 is only pennies to some people, but we have college loans and would like to use our money wisely so it is not chump change to us...Thanks!!August 13 2010 - Midlothian00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.