Here's what we did;
tore down the cabinets on one wall, pulled down tile back splash, ripped out the counter and sink, painted (rolled) all the boxes and sprayed the cabinet doors, added new hardware and hinges, installed the butcher block counter tops and farmhouse sink. The only thing we didn't do ourselves is replace drywall, lay the tile or install shelves. We are quite proud of ourselves, Tim and I, we had zero experience (or tools) with this type of demolition or installation. A project like this is confidence building and inspiring. We look at other areas of our living space and wonder "what if we...".
(super crummy pic, I know...but as you can see all the cabinets were sprayed white and so I no longer cook in a cave of dark cabinets!)
None of my appliances look great with this all white kitchen and so once they give up the ghost I'll invest in a new refrigerator at the very least, maybe the dishwasher and I want to change the tile floor and...oh dear, I guess in my mind I'm not done here after all...