What did we do?
-All new appliances,
-installed dishwasher in back corner since we decided we didn't need a kitchen table and dining.
- new light fixtures. Found these on home depot.ca for 50% off. $40 each.
-New floors! Used Armstrong composite tiles. All tiles cost about $200.
Nothing better than adding chalkboard paint to a kitchen...after painting out all the blue that was there, I actually like the blue counter now. Removed doors and wallpapered inside upper cabinets too. This kitchen is now a happy place for us.