Wow, Apkesh, that could have been me writing that post :)
My husband and I bought a good house in a good location for a good
price - it's an excellent investment, BUT there are PINK laminate
countertops in the kitchen, PURPLE in the master bath, and a bearable
powder blue in the guest bath. Puke.
The kitchen cabinets are that sort of bleached-out pinky tan that's in
every apartment complex in the suburban DC area.
Our solution: We're trying to change the feel of the room one thing
at a time. We will need to replace the countertops, for sure. No
getting around that. However, the cabinets already look better now
that we've re-finished the tacky, cheap-looking brass hardware by
sanding, priming, and spray-painting it with a dark bronze metallic
finish paint. It's holding up pretty well so far, but it we discover
that the wear and tear is too hard on the paint, we'll just replace
the hardware. That one change made a dramatic difference in the look
of the cabinets.
We replaced the white, pink, and blue flowery linoleum floor (puke
again) with dark natural-stone-looking tile. We made sure to choose a
color that would help tone down the pink tones in the cabinets. Again
a huge improvement, but also a pretty sizable time and cash
Next step is replacing the countertops. Then a little paint, and
hopefully it will no longer look like... well, pink, flowery, and