I'm about to show you one of my favorite kitchen types. It's what I like to call the Ugly Duckling kitchen — the kitchen with vintage cabinets, dated countertops, basic appliances, or other uninspiring details. The Ugly Duckling kitchen is often found in rentals, and likely hasn't been updated in a few decades. On the surface it really doesn't look like much.
But Ugly Duckling kitchens? They're beautiful in the hands of the right person, no gut renovation needed. Here's one example.