We remodeled our kitchen in December 2003. We tore down the old dark wood cabinet and ordered Ikea Stats white kitchen cabinets. We added an island with a second sink in the middle of the kitchen. We love our new kitchen now as it is more bright and open.
Items I regret not using during the remodel were the stainless steel Franke Sinks. I bought ceramic sinks off the shelf from Home Depot and had the contractor installed for me. Even though Franke Sink is more expensive but I realize now that it is easier to maintain than a ceramic sink.
Too late to regret now, may be our next house we will try to get a stainless steel sink for the kitchen.