1.) Color: Bring new life into your kitchen with adding some new colors. A few fun accessories can brighten the room up and give you a totally new feel.
2.) Refinish your cabinets: Getting new cabinets can be quite a kitchen nightmare and can be very costly. Refinishing your cabinets can give you the color that YOU want and give you the impression that you got all new cabinets without the hassle. This is also a great solution if you've chosen a counter-top that doesn't quite go with your current cabinets. (Tip: everything looks different in your lighting, so ask a professional for some help)
3.) Add a back-splash: A quick way to give your kitchen an update is with a back-splash. Small mosaic tiles can give you a draw dropping backdrop to your kitchen or incorporate mosaic tiles with larger tiles to break up the pattern.
4.) Add lighting: Recess lighting is so blah...update your kitchen with pendants either above the sink or island. A statement light fixture above the kitchen table or scones surrounding the windows set a relaxing ambiance.
5.) Install Hardware: Updating or installing new cabinet hardware can make quite the difference in the kitchen.