interesting that they put up gutters prior to paint. that's usually one of the last to go up as gutters come in a mirad of colors to match. downspouts are a dying thing here. everyone has rainchains. they look amazing as they start to rust, but I'm guessing not too many of them there with the amount of precip each year?

if your cabinets have crown moulding on them and the wifey is going to put shiot up on top of them, grab some of that scrap wood to put on top of the cabinets. helps space your stuff to the level of the crown. 2x4 or 2x6 work awesome for that.