I have empty cabinets right now! And no, not because we're moved out of the kitchen. We actually got the go-ahead to move back in on Thursday. The countertop and backsplash won't be going in for a couple more weeks, but we found out we could start using our new spacious cabinets right away. Our electrician/drywall/demo guy came by yesterday to put a skimcoat on for the tile and offered to move our stove back into place so we could use it. Life is good! I spent a couple of naptimes lining the shelves (and Mom, I felt just a twinge guilty throwing away that lazy susan liner you slaved over back in March) and we've slowly moved stuff back in. We still have a couple of loads of random extra stuff - and yes, it might be true that I have too many kitchen things, but still need white dishes - from upstairs, but the renovation has proven to be worth it.
The only really big change we made was to move the refrigerator because I strongly disliked the flow of the workspace. Even without countertops, I can say it was a great decision. The kitchen just feels better. I can only imagine how great it will be when we can actually put things down on a counter, have a sink in the kitchen (doing dishes in the upstairs bathroom is a little annoying) and use the dishwasher again. Oh! And we now have an over-range microwave which seems to be a pretty significant life improvement. To each their own, right?
P.S. The most recent pics will be in the flickr stream.