Well the renovations are really coming along. Last week, I am starting to see some of the "sexy" stuff happening in the house. The Silestone quartz countertops were installed. This was a big ticket item for me but I really love the look and they are great quality. I finally won't have to worry about where to put a hot pot right out of the oven. The tile back splash looks so cool! I think it's a little retro looking and pays homage to the mid century look in the house. My sink is smaller then I am used to, but that is all that will fit. The new gas cooktop is plenty big and looks great with the original "hup cap" wall exhaust fan.