It's been awhile since I updated - I know how busy I am if I can't find a few minutes to update the blog or link it to OrgJunkie!
The kitchen cabinets and granite have been installed, and they are GORGEOUS. Here are some pictures!
We went to ceiling height cabinets which ggave us a LOT more space; the corners are now accessible, also giving additional space; the bar was cut down by 6" (it was a very odd height) and paneled to match the cabinetry; and we gained more cabinets above the pass through bar and over the fridge (not pictured). We also added a bookshelf onto the end that you can see here for my cookbooks, recipe binders, index card holder, etc. I will probably re-home my coupon items here as well when I can find a pretty and accessible storage solution since I tend to sort them at the kitchen table.
Interior view - lots of custom items here! In the very middle, bottom drawer - that was custom created to hold my crockpot so I can get it out easily. The drawer above that is sized to hold DH's waffle makers (also used frequently). The slot not filled in on the left is for a pull-out butcher block. Not pictured to the right of the stove is a vertical cabinet to hold all my cookie sheets out of the way (I plan to replace the stove with one that has a warmer drawer, in stainless steel).