Wall Fountains - Wall fountains are not just for the living room or bedroom. One of the reasons they have such a dramatic impact in a kitchen is because it is one of the least expected rooms to find one. Stores like Luxe Water Walls has some really elegant wall water features that will complement a gourmet kitchen beautifully.
Garden - You may not be able to grow watermelons in your kitchen, but you certainly can grow herbs. Also, romaine lettuce, celery, and many other veggies will regrow over-and-over, if you just put the base in water. A sunny window sill is always idea, but if you don't have a lot of space, you could make a vertical garden on a wall that receives plenty of natural light.
Remove Cabinet Doors - Before you cringe at the thought of removing the doors of your cabinets try to keep an open mind. You already know this is the hottest trend right now, and you have probably seen this look on design shows or in magazines and thought there is no way you are putting the contents of your cupboards on display. Okay, you don't have to do all the cupboards. Just do a select few and focus on keeping those neat. The rest can still be stuffed to the point where everything comes falling out when you open the door.
Lighting - Something as simple as changing your lighting can have a large impact. You probably have a gorgeous chandelier over your dining room table that rarely gets seen, but if you are like most, your kitchen lighting is far from inspiring. An exciting new pendant will create a suspended focal point.