Here’s a before and after kitchen design from Elle Decor. If your want to update your kitchen and don’t plan on changing the layout you can always change your cabinets doors or paint them.
Decorating Idea…With a small budget you can either paint them yourself or hirer a painter to spray the cabinets. If you decide to paint yourself I found a great product from Benjamin Moore called “Cabinet Coat” which gives you a lacquer finish. My suggestion for best painting results is to use a sponge roller. When I have painted furniture it give a even but smooth finish.