My grandparents inherited a house that wasn't taken care of properly. The kitchen cabinets need some serious work. But I was wondering if anybody thinks it's worth the effort to restain them or is it better to just paint them? In one sense, they are outdated (the house was built in 1960 and hasn't been renovated since) but on the other hand, the wood looks really nice with the knots in it. Im just looking for some opinions, Re stain them OR Paint them???? oh yeah, the odd ball base cabinet is where the dishwasher was and a new one will probably go there.