I especially see this in European kitchens and some of the more rustic or beach kitchens. The only thing I would change is the breakfast height counter and counters. Clever storage solutions and custom touches transform a small galley kitchen in New York City. You can research refacing costs by having Home Depot give you an estimate. The kitchen was done in the late 90s and is a little too farmhouses-FrenchCountry-Dark for me. My guess is that wasn't a cheap kitchen, given all the inset cabinetry and the appliances. Within open floor plans, the view to the kitchen can be tricky. Expose yourself to current designs. Born in the 90s, stuck in the 80s.