Finally, kitchen is done. We've been in this house almost 4 years and for me the kitchen was not efficiently functional. Dishwasher was on the wrong side of the sink, had a trashed compactor which we did not use, very little counter space, not enough drawers, etc.
The whole kitchen was gutted except for the cabinet over the stove which I covered and still has storage.
Thanks to Ana White for the plans and inspiration! Learned a lot during this process.