1. Use inexpensive 'bead board wainscoting' not only on the cabinet doors, but on the front of the dishwasher! This would work great in our kitchen as the dishwasher is black and the stove is white.
2. Replace the cabinet doors under the sink with a curtain for old fashioned charm! :D
3. Make inexpensive shelves out of old re-purposed barn board / wood and use 'fret-work brackets' to hold the shelves in place.