Laminate Counter tops and cabinet doors

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So we have been in our house now for 17 years and we decided to go with the general builders laminite counter tops and cabinet doors.  Needless to say, I am tired of looking at them.  My husband will be horrified that this is even rolling around in my head but he'll be ok :-)  

So, what products would you guys recommend that would be durable, neutral and would maybe do both, but that isn't a must.  I just don't want to loose any limbs ($$$$) in the process.

I am new to the redoing/diy thing and thus far I have empress my hubby with what I have done, so I would like to continue to do that.  It is hard because he was in construction and wants to butt so I have shrew him away with the look, that after 19 years he knows well, every now and then.