So I just have this one, not so great photo of the installers putting in our quartz countertops. Sorry 'bout the glare :). I thought it was interesting how they just had the triangle notch there and then cut the sink area out on site. They even re-installed my sink, which I wasn't expecting. So that was kinda nice.
We did the two-tone thing like I'd been dreaming and planning. Both were from Home Depot a year apart. The "experts" say a kitchen remodel takes months and must be done at once and you basically need to move out of the kitchen during that time. For convenience, yeah, I see their point. But it CAN be done one step at a time as you can afford it.