We moved into our current home in spring of 2004. Our house is a pretty basic layout - your classic split-entry home of the 1970s. Right before we purchased the house; it underwent a complete remodel (it was flipped, really). So, while the layout and exterior look of the house is old-skool, the interior is pretty much new (or WAS new 5 years ago). RD and I both got (pretty much) what we wanted - he got a "rec-room" downstairs and I got an updated interior.
Plus? Our living room furniture pretty much exactly matched the fireplace. (Picture is from March 2004 - Bubba is only 10 months old!).
Now, onto my kitchen and the dilemma at hand. I love the modern and simple look of the cabinets and the overall layout and size.
Here's looking into my kitchen from where you would enter the house.
Looking further to the left - here's the dining area. We added that window about 2 years ago and can't imagine NOT having it. (Is that my beloved MacBook there???)
Turn 180 degrees from here and you'll be looking at the oven and refrigerator (our sad, small, and NOT STAINLESS STEEL refrigerator).
Turn another 90 degrees to your right and BOOM; there's the pantry/desk area. (PS. Does anyone actually use the desk area in their kitchen? Like really sit there and pay bills, work on their laptop? Doubtful.)
It's here that I need your help. The issue at hand is that the cabinets doors on my pantry are showing some wear in the location where we open the cabinets. (This picture shows the top of the bottom cabinet doors and the bottom of the top section of cabinet doors. Got it?)
See? There's no other good way to get the doors open - except to sort of grab between the doors and pull them open; hence the wear and tear.
I do not want to add pulls on ALL the cabinet doors in the kitchen, but what about adding them just to the pantry doors? The Sister was not too hot to trot on the idea; I respect her advice for lots of reasons - one being she's fantastic and the other being she just underwent a complete remodel of her kitchen.
Now, what do YOU all think? Can I get away with just cabinet pulls on these doors? (If so, where should they be placed and what should they look like?) What other options do you think I would have? These are not "real" wood cabinets so simply sanding and re-staining is not an option.
Internets? I need your help.