Here are some more pictures of the kitchen changes so far. New overhead lighting and we are waiting for under-cabinet lights. I cannot believe how much better the light is in the kitchen already. New microwave (no more "ghetto" microwave as Katie, Emily and John called it) and a new stove.
We are waiting for stainless steel countertops around the sink and butcher block counter tops on the bar and other side.
I love my new towel hooks too. One for a hand towel and one for a dish towel.
Note the new crown moulding (hard to see because it is painted white).