I posted this in the General forum but didn't really get an answer. I am buying a house and I thought about replacing the cabinets but we can't afford to spend 20K right now. The cabinets are in good shape but a little bit dirty and the wood color is too light for me. I am thinking about either painting or staining the cabinets. My question is which method will give me the best result considering that this is my first home improvement project. Currently my plan to to remove one kitchen door, sand it, stain it and wait to see the result. If it turns out bad I may then try to sand it again and then paint it. I will get the keys in march so right now it is just planning. Please feel free to give me any tip, Many thanks, See the pic of the kitchen below.