Re: Replace countertops or paint cabinets?
DJ is right, you need to define your market, your homes value, and then weigh the cost/benefit/return on any improvements made to is.
If you're selling the house I would NOT install stone tops, they're very expensive and you won't recoup the investment. If the counters are in good shape I'd leave them alone. I'd go for painting the cabinets if you must change anything. If you do it yourself it will cost next to nothing and it will give a fresh and more modern look to the room.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!