Our cottage had a small kitchen, homemade cabinets, and limited storage. The cottage had been built before electricity was available in the area, so we were also planning to get rid of the old gas appliances and replace them with newer. This is the first time I've ever built cabinets, but with lots of research, and lots of good advice from people on here, I decided to jump in. The cabinets were built over the winter, and in the spring the old cabinets were pulled out, electricity and plumbing updated, and the new cabinets put in. It was very much learn-as-you-go for me, but we're happy with the end result.