I like the window treatments. Vinyl replacement windows with Energy Star-rated glass are more efficient than the 1970s originals, and the trim never has to be painted. Plus they can be ordered to the size of the existing opening, which saves on installation costs.
All along I have been planning on tiling the kitchen backsplash....but ummmm....how great is this?? We have dark cabinets cherry cabinets and dark counters. Wonder how this would look? Also...must research changing recessed light above sink to a pendant! :D