I'm not exactly sure how "hardwood" morphed into basically gutting the kitchen and starting over, but somehow it did. Funny enough, we didn't even end up using hardwood, but opted instead for a concrete-look tile (which I am happy to report does not show dirt at all!) We decided to splurge on the tile and countertops because we knew we wouldn't need large quantities of either. We saved by keeping the existing backsplash (it's cute, right?), using Ikea cabinets (assembled by yours truly), and finding some good deals!
tile- Fusion Cemento (Salt Lake Tile Company, also here)
drawer pulls (Amazon)
countertops- New Super White granite (Romo Granite)
sink (IKEA) we lucked out and found the exact sink we wanted in the as-is section for $90 off- score!
bar stools (IKEA)
island light (Amazon)
open shelving (DIY)
iron shelf brackets (hand-forged by Jon)
runner rug (Rugs USA)