A tip for the falling hinges, sometimes new screws will not help that. It's the wood that is getting old and has stripped out. Try getting some toothpicks and wood putty. Dip your toothpick into the wood putty and push it into the hole as far as it will reach. Break it off at the end if it's hanging out. Let this dry for a day then put your hinges back on. This should help tighten the hole from being loose. Also if your not concerned about your hinges being painted, paint over them. The paint once dry will help them stay put for awhile. Re-facing them is really just alot of elbow grease. Get your self some new hardware, sand, prime and paint. I bet that will give your old cabinets a nice look. You can also make old cabinets look new by adding some small trim to the center of your cabinets. You get your trim make a square frame to fit in the center of your doors and ta-da new cabinets. Also adding trim molding to the top of the cabinets would be nice. Good luck!
Cali4dawn sorry to hear your project is delayed. Wish I could be there to help you out! Good Luck!!!