Still, with some luck the counters have started going in with little other issue. The island itself is completely done, and looks wonderful. There is a seating counter on one side, and with the unfinished areas underneath, I hope to be able to paint it to flow just a little bit better.
The consensus was Silestone Mahogany, which looks extremely rich in the space. It has a lot of browns and reds with just a touch of gold in there as well. It's the perfect element to ground such a light space. With the oak cabinets and creamy yellow walls (which will be painted a little richer down the line), and light wood floors, it's good to have some richness put back into the space.
I am very glad to see how these are coming in, and I'm ecstatic for the other planned changes to follow: the backsplash, new sink, great faucet, and a much more modern kitchen.
In other news, all of the proceeds raised in my marketplace will be matched dollar for dollar by PADI (one of the international organizations for diving)! I'm very excited to see what happens with how much we can donate!