IT IS FINISHED!!!!!!
There are a few extremely small details that aren't done yet (1 cabinet door is on backorder and we haven't found the stools we want for the island and desk area...). Otherwise, this is a wonderfully functioning and extremely aesthetically pleasing room!!! I LOVE IT!!!
I'm still getting the hang of using a dishwasher.....(hey, I didn't have one most of my life!). I hate doing dishes by hand, so I think this will make me a very happy girl.
The main countertop is Corian, which we got an AMAZING deal on from a friend at church who had several large pieces left. And the color he had just went amazingly well with what we were planning! Coincidence...I don't think so. We put granite on the island countertop. (I promise you, we are not high rollers!....we got another good deal!) Adam did a tile backspash, which is lovely. The walls are a pretty bold purple color. I wanted to do purple, but it's hard to tell on a 1" x 2" paint sample what it will look like on the wall! I still like it, but it took us a few days to get used to it. When you sit in the living room, you can see the dining room, bathroom, and kitchen walls, and they all flow really well into one another. Overall, I'm SUPER excited to have a kitchen again, especially such a nice one!!!