If you are looking to do a kitchen remodel, there are lots of things to consider. If you are doing a complete renovation you will have a different set of plans and ideas versus doing a spruce up or minor remodel.
If it's a minor kitchen remodel you are planning, there are various options available to give you a great new look without spending a fortune. You may choose to simply change your cabinet doors instead of replacing all of the cabinetry. You can paint your cabinet doors and put on fresh knobs to change the look. For your counters, you can replace the counter top or buy one of the many products out there that are available for repainting or adding a faux finish to your counter top. There are many options that can make it look like you have a granite or marble counter top when really you've simply spent just a little bit of money painting and faux finishing it.
A new sink and faucet are a great option for your minor kitchen remodel. A new set of stylish taps and faucet can really dress up the counter area. If you want to brighten up the room without replacing the kitchen cabinets and counter, you could also simply paint your kitchen and replace your flooring. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house and therefore gets the most dirty so a fresh coat of paint and a new floor could give you a feeling of having a brand new kitchen.
If you are doing a complete gutting of your kitchen and remodeling it from top to bottom the sky is the limit as far as ideas and décor. However, if you simply want to make some changes on a smaller budget, there are many things you can do to give your kitchen a fresh look without breaking the bank on a full and complete kitchen remodel.