There are a lot of products on the market that will help you update your existing kitchen without gutting it and starting all over for thousands of dollars.
You can reface existing cabinets, or use the main cabinets you have and buy only new doors.
You can purchase kitchen cabinet organizers to fit your existing cabinets and make them work better for you.
Cabinets can be sanded down and refinished or painted.
You can change all the hinges and knobs to a more updated style.
To start your kitchen makeover, take a good look at what you have.
Save what is in good condition and good quality and change the worn out and out dated elements.
Even if you need to replace your kitchen cabinets, you can get ready made cabinets at reasonable prices and install them yourself.
Many of these can come with kitchen cabinet organizers.
Counter tops can make all the difference in a kitchen make over.
Take a walk through your nearest home supply store like Lowes, in the kitchen section, and look at all the model kitchens.
This will show you what is current in colors, style and design elements.
If your cabinets are of good quality, but out dated, consider adding new doors and kitchen cabinet organizers.
you can also do wonders with a good coat of paint.
If you make sure you sand the cabinets and doors down and degrease them so the paint will stick, you can get new looking cabinets for the price of a gallon of primer and a gallon or paint.
If you save money on cabinets, you may be able to afford a new marble or granit counter top.
Stone counter tops will ad resale value to your home and last forever.
Look at the walls and floors in the kitchen.
the walls can be made fresh and new with a good coat of paint in a pleasant color.
The floor, if worn can be covered with laminate flooring, new vinyl tile or sheet goods or even ceramic tile.
Fresh flooring can make a big difference for a few hundred dollars.
Lastly, look at all your accessories in the kitchen and dining areas.
New seat cushion covers for the chairs and new window treatments can finish the new look for you very reasonably.
If you have good cabinets, but just not enough of them, consider adding a few coordinating ready to install cabinets.