We also replaced all the knobs and pulls with brushed bronze hardware. I love the contrast between the dark and light. And of course the countertops had to be replaced. We started out looking at a nicer formica but for the size of our kitchen the price for granite wasn't too bad so we opted for it. We figured we'd be happier with it and it would be better for resale. We chose Giallo St. Cecilia, which is a common color. I'm so glad we went with the granite. I love it!