If the cabinets are hardwood, I would consider refinishing.
I have done a few homes over there. Cheech Marin's next door neighbor in Malibu and a casino owner in Huntington Beach to name a few.
If you have cheapies, scrap them. If you have mediocre stuff, hire locals. If you have classic stuff, send your jet.
Reality is that Cheech's neighbor DID send a jet, pretty cool. Put us up in realy fine digs and paid for everything, including a few serious parties. The casino owner put us in business class and we had to fend for our own from there on. Got the best rates in Long Beach and had to commute. IMHO Californians must hate Southerners. My accent is not that bad unless I git around kinfolk. Folks in CA caught wind of us and I have never had worse treatment in any place on this entire planet. I have also covered a lot of it.
The attitude that I encountered was that 'If you are not one of us, you are not worth spitting on'. Tough audience. Difficult to live in. Good bucks, take it and run all the way home.
For your job, I am about 12 to 16 weeks out, please sent the jet to get us. ROLOFLOL!
A buddy of mine runs a cabinet shop and builds fine cabinets here in Northern California. In fact, my youngest son works for him. He built my custom cabinets a couple years ago, and they're beautiful. I know he's swamped right now, but I can probably point you in the right direction if you're in the northern end of the state.
Where in California are you and what are you looking for? I just came across some beautiful cabinet work from a shop out of Sebastapol. Otherwise, I agree that you should only bother refinishing your cabinets if they've got "good bones" to start with.
Best of luck,
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