We had to decide between selling our house or staying, and decided that our kitchen was where we should start if we wanted to try to stay. Needless to say, we are staying put!
We kept our appliances, even though we wanted stainless, and just updating to an induction stovetop and the stainless hood. I think the stainless and black go well together in the mix including the cabinet handles.
Had cabinets painted, removed a big wall cabinet and had a simple bookshelf in its place.
Chose dark wood flooring that we ended up running through the dining room and entryway.