You can customize this sort of thing in most desktop environments, I'd say start with XFCE and just dig in. Don't be put off if the default look & feel isn't what you want, most desktop environments allow for pretty deep customization (Unity is probably the biggest exception).
Yeah i think im going to stick with Peppermint for now, but id like to have it look mac-e or at least have a Ubuntu like top thingy (You know the thing at the of the screen with the time and mail and notifications.) I'd also like to have the x and minimize button for the browsers on the left instead of the right.
Thanks for the help and the advice!