We replaced the laminate countertops with Arabesco granite. I love the gray tones of marble but I knew marble just wouldn't be practical for a family with two children under four and two clumsy adults who love red wine. So, we went with this Arabesco granite and I LOVE it! The gray tones are perfect. We also replaced our backsplash with a classic white subway tile and used gray grout for some extra dimension. We replaced the appliances with new stainless appliances and we switched out the old fluorescent light fixture for a classic schoolhouse light. Finally, we replaced the old super-textured, very beige tile floors for new slate style ceramic tile floors. Now, for the before and after pics!