While you are in need of getting a new looks of your kitchen then the first option which you have is that you can hire the Italian lighting designer to take care of the lights in your kitchen and they will also provide you other services as well so you can easily hire a good interior designer when you have money to pay to their fee but if you do not have that amount but you still want to go for kitchen renovation then you can do it by yourself and it will be not that difficult when you do it with proper planning.
You can go for changing the counter top when you think that they have been too old for getting a new look to them. When you do not hire a designer then you will get the spare money in your hand and you can spend that in getting new and reliable items for your kitchen like the counter tops and they also comes in the cheaper quality as well but they will break or crack soon so you have to go for the better quality items.
When you have wall paint on your kitchen walls and you want to have the wall paint again instead of getting the wall paper then you can add a new design of paint to that which will include the back splashes as they will provide a new and lively look to your kitchen and you will be happy with the end result as well. You will not have to be more precise in that and just go with your heart because when you are doing something artistic then there will no right or wrong and you can do whatever you want to do without making any mistake.
When you are renovating the kitchen then you can also go to change the floor as well for this you can go to the marble ones if you already have the tiles in your kitchen or you can simply go to the cheaper solution and you can get the vinyl flooring which is cheaper yet long lasting and it will give a look like the wooden floor as well. You should not go for original wooden floor in kitchen because it will very difficult to maintain and you have to protect that from water.