You may recognize the photo to the right as the same photo in my signature below. I get a lot of nice compliments on what a nice Kitchen this is. The secret to the Kitchen cabinets is that they are PAINTED!
The vast majority of homes built in this area were constructed during the ALL WHITE kitchen and bathroom cabinets stage. Yes, new cabinets for this Kitchen would have been about $25,000 compared to about $120 in painting materials.
The other secret to this beautiful kitchen is that there was additional wood moldings added to the top and bottom of the kitchen cabinets instead of the normal builders grade moldings that you see in most of the homes in this price point. You can also see in the bottom left side of the photo that molding details were added as well. I added similiar moldings to the bottom of my kitchen cabinets and it was an easy, DIY project that cost me $36 for all the cabinets.