In the past week we hung about 12 sheets of drywall in the kitchen. We now have fresh drywall all around the perimeter of the kitchen to about 8 feet high. Because of the high vaulted ceiling, we'll have a professional finish the drywall. We wanted the walls up so we can start building and fitting the cabinets. I apologize for the spotty photos- it looks like it is snowing in the house, lens must have been dusty.
In the middle here is the skeleton of our new island.