We bought a house with a Woodmode kitchen that dates from - wait for it - the 1970's. The finish is still perfect. The hinges are still strong. The doors are still perfectly in place. The drawer features (for pots and pans, silverware and cookware) are still robust and are the same design as more modern kitchens. No, it does not have soft close doors, nor fancy crown molding, Yes the color is out of date and the door panel shape is too. BUT,OMG, this kitchen is still going strong! So, I went to our local Woodmode supplier and found out that they can still match the existing wood color, they can customize, move around, swap out and replace with new all of the existing units if I want to make changes to the layout. I can get toekick valances, new panels, and have additional cupboards added to the existing ones. So I am keeping the floor cabinets and getting them updated, changing out the wall cabinets for a different color, and moving around the double oven, sink and dishwasher. AWESOME. And if I decide after, what, another 10,20,30 40 years I want to change out the bottom cabinets for newer ones - I CAN!!! If you want a kitchen that will basically work with you forever, then this is the one for you. If you want a kitchen you can update, customize and ring the changes with, then this is the brand for you. I'll let oyu know what it looks like when its done!