Changes in a house take more time than you think they will. Today the carpenter is putting on the finishing touches on walls and countertops. He is a very nice guy. But it doesn't matter how nice they are, I don't enjoy having people in my house.
I chose to do a mini update, replacing laminate countertops with laminate and painting walls and cabinets. I didn't want to have to deal with living with a full gut job.
Now it will be my job to paint the walls and cabinets. I'm still deciding between white and blue. I have until I finish priming to make my final decision.