I hate that I didn't take any before pictures of our kitchen; I could have sworn that I took photos of the whole house when we moved in but I guess I was wrong. Anyway; we recently (over a month maybe 2 months ago) had our counter tops redone & it changed the way the kitchen looked entirely. We went with granite & they turned out better than we could have ever hoped.
It was a messy process but well worth it:
(we did the downstairs bathroom as well)
New Kitchen Sink as well
We then decided to do a stacked brick wall behind our stove & this just completed the look we were going for!!