I am new to the forums, but I have loved reading everyone's great ideas and input so far. I have just purchased a house with my husband - to- be and we have a kitchen that is nice and open. The problem is I would love to update it a bit. We do not have a lot of money to spend on reno so I want to keep it as budget friendly as possible. For that reason, the floor and countertops have to stay. I have read the posts about taking out the oak trim (which as you can see has already been painted) and I love that idea! Does anyone else have any imput or ideas? Thanks so much!