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Cover Up the 'Cheap' Giveaway
Builder cabinets—the generic, unpainted-oak kind installed in just about every home in the '80s—are a common money-saver, but the prefabricated look can make your bathroom appear more like something from the set of 2 Broke Girls than the Greyson Manor's on Revenge. A couple coats of dark gray paint—like Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter or Chelsea Gray—is a refined way to cover up that faux-wood look, says interior designer Holly Mathis.