Hi, I am planning to refurbish my kitchen which I have not touched since i moved in 10 years ago I want to replace the benchtop, splash back, floors, repaint (ceiling and walls throughout house) and possibly replacing the microwave shelf unit for something more stylish. Thus far I am considering black granite for the benchtop and a wood look timber laminate for the floor. I thought I might use a whitish subway tile for the splashback with maybe a thin black horizonatal stripe tile running through it midway. It has been suggested to me that I should paint the rafters and ceiling white - (they are currently green in the kitchen and brown in the lounge) any ideas? I am not very good at all this, so any advice would be welcome. I do think that just a few changes could make quite a transformation, though.