#1 Update Your Hardware
By simple updating the knobs and handles you have in your kitchen, you can drastically improve the appearance of your cabinets and drawers.
#2 Paint Your Cabinets
Your cabinets do not need to be paint grade to necessarily improve the appearance of an outdated look. Talk to a professional painter to determine what your options are.
#3 Change Your Plumbing Fixtures
Change the look of your sink is very easy with an updated plumbing fixture. Popular styles are chrome, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze for example.
#4 Add A Tile Backsplash
Decorative glass and subway tiles can help accentuate your flooring, countertops and even add a splash of color to help brighten up your kitchen.
#5 Re-Do Your Countertops
There are several options to update your countertops from decorative laminate to granite or marble. Some countertops can even be placed on top of existing countertops.
#6 Refinish Your Flooring
Tile and wood flooring are the two most popular choices for kitchens. Prefabricated wood flooring such as bamboo or distressed birch are two such options.