The goal here wasn't to do a total renovation, but to do a freshening up. At the end of the project, my aunt says they stood in the kitchen and felt like they had a whole new room.
Everyone things the window area came out amazingly better than planned. The contractor, NOT the designer, came up with the idea to do this area this way. This is where the designer also pulled a switch in their tile. Not cool.
The floors are a huge improvement, too. I think they're marble.
The new soffit lighting and molding works looks like it was meant to be there all along.