Your kitchen cabinets really set the tone for your kitchen. Even if you have everything else in your kitchen set up the way that you like it, if you haven't dealt with your cabinets, you can end up with a kitchen that just doesn't make you feel good. There are things that you can do that will help you deal with your kitchen cabinets so that they match your vision better.
Change the Hardware
One of the easiest things that you can do is to change the hardware that you have on your cabinets. That includes all the handles, knobs, and hinges. There are a wide variety of hardware choices out there, so you should have no problem finding something that will suit your aesthetic and match the look you have in the rest of your kitchen. Changing the hardware is a pretty simple step to start with, and if it doesn't give you the full look you want, then it's a good jumping off point for the other things that you might want to do to reveal your vision.
Paint the Cabinets
Another thing that you can do is to paint or stain your cabinets. This is going to take more work than changing the hardware will, because to do the job right, you should take the cabinets off the walls and do it outside or in a workspace. If you choose to do it in your kitchen, you are going to want to make sure that you have plenty of drop cloths and tape so that you can seal off all the areas you want to keep paint or stain free. Making sure that you have plenty of drop cloths will also make your clean up easier when it comes to sanding and scraping off any paint chips, because you can fold up the drop cloths to cover up the mess and then either completely dispose of the drop cloth or shake it out into the trash or waste removal area. If you do end up having to do any painting or staining inside your house, make sure that you have plenty of ventilation, and wear a dust mask when you are sanding.
The ultimate thing you can do to deal with the way that your cabinets look and getting ones that you like is to have new cabinets installed. You can talk to a contractor that works on kitchen remodels to see what kind of kitchen cabinets they may have that will fit your vision.