Kitchen cabinet warehouse remodel. (under 5k?)


Below are the pictures of my current kitchen that is the original when the home was built in 1985. I plan on trying to do the complete remode with some type of upgraded countertop for less than 5k.
Pictures seem elogated and pushed together on pic trail. Hopefully they won't look that way here. This is a 1200sf (2/2) or less home with cabinets enough for a 4/3. I use it only 6 months out of the year. The ceiling is rough sawn cedar, so a I think a cabinet with a white finish would be better than the overkill of wood colored cabinets. Plan to redo the under cabinet lighting and put in white tile floors similar to the rest of the house.
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I did replace one cabinet that fell apart with this kraftmaid a few years ago. It somewhat matches the existing cabinets. I may even just do the lowers only as they are the ones that were damaged by a leaky DW. To save money I'll probably eliminate the one over the fridge and maybe eliminate one upper on each end of the window wall.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Ooops 'this' kraftmaid ....http://pic20.picturetrail.com / VOL1398/7684621/22714008/377888518.jpg
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or maybe 'this' one :0)
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I had to do my kitchen (1983 built) cabinets a few years back - they were particle board and the ceramic tile counter top I had installed leaked where the grout had worn down - quite a mess. Anyway, I found that getting custom made (local) cabinets was cheaper than buying pre- made cabinets and they were 3/4 in. plywood. I chose Thermofoil doors instead of hardwood because of ease of cleaning etc. (Once had lacquer finished kitchen cabinets and they were very hard to keep up). I used Wilsonart for the counter tops. Before committing to anything, ask around and get estimates ... with the economy the way it is, you might get a really good deal on custom made.
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On the left where the cabinets run past the refrigerator to the corner I might be tempted to build a closet/pantry out of 2X4's and sheetrock and reduce the amount of cupboards needed. I might do something similar at this end instead of the desk and bar. The cupboards over the refrigerator are not very usefull however it might look funny with nothing there.
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