As promised, here's a picture of the newly installed counter, sink and faucet!
I love, love, love all of it! The counters have a bit of sparkle and shine to them which contrasts nicely with the matte finish on the cabinets. I'm so glad we went with an extra deep (10") sink-You can hide a lot of dishes in there! The industrial style faucet reminds me of my highschool days working with a cook at in fun restaurant and adds a modern style to the kitchen.
There are still a lot of little (and big) things left to do before we can call the kitchen finished, but I'll keep you posted as we make progress!