help with dated 90s kitchen
I would greatly appreciate some advice on what to do with my kitchen. The kitchen has been somewhat neglected throughout other reno's, other than paint and the island we put in. I hate all the oak, and it is everywhere in this house. I know it's better than mdf, but I feel it looks so dated. We are on a tight budget and will be doing most of the work ourselves. I really don't even know where to start. We have been pondering refinishing the cupboards in a dark colour to somewhat match the espresso wood in the island. But then I wonder if the window trim and baseboards would look silly? I would like new flooring (it's laminate now, and getting worn. I hate the track lighting, but have no idea how to get rid of that. The white tiling has to stay as my husband said replacing that would be a nightmare. I hate the little wall that separates the kitchen from the dining area, but fear we are stuck with it. Too much wiring, and then it would make the tiles on the other wall just stop.
The other big issue I have is the top piece along the cupboards that hooks up to the cupboard to the right of the fridge. Should I just get rid of all that and that right cupboard completely? Then put some crown moulding along the top of the cupboards instead?
Thank you for any advice!!