I'm currently fixing up my 1960 small ranch house. There is a basement suite and ultimately will be two rental units once it's fixed up and I move out. It's not in the best location so I can't justify spending a lot on updating it. I'm currently planning the kitchen update. The kitchen is a tiny box. About 10'x12'. The cabinets are original plywood (not a bad grain but I'm not sure the type of wood...medium tone). My current dilemma is whether or not to paint them. I was thinking of painting the lowers a teal color and refinishing the countertops in a charcoal color. The uppers would be white and I'd paint the backsplash white as well. The walls would be a light butter yellow. The other option is keeping the original wood look and have the rest of the kitchen white with teal backsplash and charcoal countertops. The appliances are white. Painting the cabinets would brighten up and make the kitchen look larger but will have a bit of maintenance. Plus I love natural wood and avoid painting over it whenever possible...but this house needs to appeal to the masses and the kitchen is very small and any trick to make it seem larger would help. I'm interested in increasing the house value and rentability. Any advice would be appreciated!