I'm remodeling my mothers kitchen. She is on a limited income. What is the best/cheapest way to complete this task. She has old kitchen cabinets made of wood.I want to achieve an updated look to the cabinets. Could I paint over them or should I replace them with new ones? Also she has no counter top space. What is the most inexpensive way to build her a counter/table upon which she could use either way. I've also have taken down old panel from the kitchen walls and replaced the walls with drywall 1/4"x 8ft and dropped ceiling 3" where should I go from here? This house is over twenty five years old.