So, first a couple of before pictures; this is a shot we took back in April when we put the contract on the house. You can view an after of the desk area a few posts down.
We have painted the cabinets (that fiasco is detailed a few posts down as well), added hardware, installed new countertops and backsplash, installed a new faucet and light fixture above the sink. We will be installing a new light fixture above the island as well but we have to wait for it to go on sale. Everything in this kitchen was installed by J or the two of us together.
We changed out the hideous countertop looking windowsills and changed them to a travertine sill to match the travertine tiles on the backsplash.
We extended the island a foot on the right side and now have a L shaped overhang. I can comfortably fit 3 stools under the island now and have help with my baking without fighting (well, one can hope.) I still have to buy the stools.
A couple of overall "after" shots.
In the picture below you can see the new dishwasher. It is a KitchenAid and is the best appliance in the kitchen, hands down.