If I had the money and could redecorate one room in my house it would be the kitchen. First I would want the designer to redesign the separation wall of my kitchen and family room. I would make it into a table top counter where we could sit and watch tv. This would be more functional and I would get rid of my kitchen table as that would replace our table. Underneath would be shelving to hold books sort of in an oval shape. Maybe even have shelves on the family side so the kids could put their books in it.
I would have tile put on my kitchen walls especially behind my stove and sink to catch all the splashes from cooking and washing.
I would add another dishwasher. Maybe get rid of a cabinet and replace it with another dishwasher. I use my dishwasher for everything. If I purchase something new I definately make sure it's dishwasher safe before purchasing it. The only thing that is not dishwasher safe is my pots and pans from pampered chef. Everything else goes into that machine and gets run once or twice a day.
My kitchen desk would be redesigned so the draws would be normal size file draws. Right now they are narrow and can't fit hardly anything in them.
The walls would be painted instead of that painters white that comes with new houses.
I also would not choose white again for my countertops as it is so hard to keep them clean. It shows everything.
The kitchen doors to my yard would be a double door that opens. Right now we have french doors but one side is a dummy door and only one door opens up to the yard. I would also put sliding doors there.