OK - I think that I am ready to share some of our renovation choices!
In the kitchen - after much consideration and exploration, we decided that it would be best in the long run to redo the whole thing. The current cabinets are in pretty tough shape, the counter-top is warped, and the appliances are beyond bad (I won't share any pictures of the inside of the refrigerator!). I don't have pictures of our appliance choices yet, but here is what I do have for the kitchen! I'll share the minimal bathroom information on Saturday.
Cabinets (not a great picture - but it's what I have)
Counter-top called "Wild Sea"! This is natural quartz and much less expensive than man-made quartz, and many other man-made surfaces - go figure! The top picture is in the kitchen store and the one below it is the actual slab that will go in our kitchen.
Back-splash (which we plan to run vertically)
OK - that's it for renovation sharing for today! I hope to have more for you on Saturday!