So for the kitchen we did not do much that was the one thing in this home we upgraded. We went with white shaker style cabinets and a quartz counters. To make it look better we went with a modern handle. for the drawers we did a smaller stainless steel handle. Then for the cabinet doors we did a larger stainless steel handle. Ikea had the best price by far. We looked at home depot and lows and they were about $4 more each pack of 2. We also got our 5 jar glass chandelier at West Elm. We LOVE it, it really changed to mood of the room and made it more the modern style we were looking for.
We also did a modern white glass backsplash we first did a dark gray grout. I did not like it 🙁 so we went over it with an off white.