We recently did a complete renovation of our kitchen. We acted as GC ourselves, and are delighted with the outcome. It's now been over a year since our project concluded, and I thought we'd make our first post to this forum. Our goals were to have a thoroughly world class space for cooking and family, which meant quality materials and a layout informed by 15 years of living with our previous kitchen. Among the things we did: Relocated the stove (was a cook top located in the island, now is a full range located on the wall); installed a prep sink in the island; installed disposals in both sinks; switched from polished granite to soapstone; replacement of all lighting fixtures; remade the refrigerator wall; new floors, etc. Some of the details: BlueStar 6 burner stove (phenomenal); Subzero 36" built in refrigerator; Subzero built in freezer drawers; Miele wall oven; Miele lift door (hides our microwave); soapstone counter tops (Bucks County Soapstone was great to work with); polished stainless steel plumbing fixtures (Steam Valve Original); polished nickel hardware; custom fabricated table base and chairs (Antique Tables Made Daily, also great to work with); custom fabricated statuary marble table top; polished nickel lighting fixtures, etc.