How To Bring Vintage Charm to Remodeled Kitchen?

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Q: Our recently purchased house was built in 1922 but our kitchen has been remodeled over the years, and while I can appreciate some of the improvements, it has lost all of its charm, and its too generic. We are at a loss on what to do with it, even after 6 months of staring at it.

I'm looking to create a vintage modern feel; I like the granite and stainless (we also have a stainless fridge now), I hate the tile flooring, the light fixture is obviously hideous, and the cabinets need some help.

How can I bring back some vintage charm on a very minimal budget (cabinet replacement is not possible)?

The picture below of the dining/living room is what you see looking out of the kitchen, and that space is finished so the kitchen needs to work with whats there.

One more important question: The built-in microwave over the range is dead and we need to pull it to put in a hood, the problem is that the hood will take up much less space, exposing an unfinished cut-out granite edge, blank wall, and the unfinished cabinet sides. Any ideas on how to finish that space would be very much appreciated.

Hoping that you guys will be able to give us some great solutions. Thanks!!

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