Here are a few more things we can check of our list:
Our railing is still wrapped from the painting, but I peeled back the top part so we could see the stain color! LOVE IT!
Ceiling/wall contrast. This actually is a little shadow-y, because the color is not that dark.
See these blue skies, this is normal for Colorado. No Photoshop or filter on this photo, the skies were literally this blue today.
In the next week we are hoping for tile, wood floors, and maybe even counters!