Lighting can make a world of difference in your kitchen. Cabinets create by nature dark work areas and shadows. Add under counter lighting to give additional close up lighting while you are preparing meals. And use as kitchen night lighting to save on electricity. Looks beautiful and creates ambience. Also pendant lighting over islands and other work areas. Recessed lights work well over sinks and prep areas. Include dimmer switches to enhance the mood.
Storage will never go out of style. Use stackable wire shelving inside your cabinets to elevate your storage and take advantage of every space. Put Holiday platters on top and once-a-year items on the highest part of your cabinets.
Add hardwood flooring. The love of wood is in our genes. Hardwoods add warmth and coziness and they are tough.