An update: The counter top was quite possibly the hardest decision. We were originally shopping for laminate. At $9.99 /sq. ft. it really is the most economical choice. Laminate does have it’s downsides though.
Then I did some research and found a local remnant yard, score! This is basically a place where pieces of granite, soapstone and quartz go after they’ve been cut once. So you look at the ACTUAL piece of stone and purchase the entire slab. You search for pieces that fit your space. The search was on!
We had 6 choices and of those we chose this. Did I mention it was $14.95 /sq. ft.?