We saved a lot of money building the cabinets ourselves.
We bought an airless spray gun for less than $200 and painted the door fronts with Antique White USA (same as the walls). The handles are from IKEA as is the tap and sink.
Stainless steel was purchased direct from a steel company, was extra thick and was less than $300.
We replaced the cooktop with a larger gas one, but kept the oven which works quite well.
The benchtop we made from concrete (see here) and made them deeper, we also cut out all the angles so it was less cramped.
Overall it is a much easier and larger kitchen to work in and didn't cost the earth.