Just to keep things a bit more interesting while I was under the weather, our kitchen was torn apart once again for a full weekend in preparation for the granite countertop installation making it the third year in a row the kitchen has been torn apart. While the main installation only took a day, it actually took a full week to get the kitchen back functional. The new sink could not be plumbed for 24 hours but hubby couldn't get to it for a couple of days. Then, the installers had to return to add the backsplash as we decided to keep the old tile on the wall. During the first install date, they installed new sinks and granite countertop in the upper bathroom as well but plumbing went a little south. Hubby was able to get one sink fully functional but we had to have a plumber in for the other.
We replaced the microwave oven, faucet and sinks at the same time. There are still a few smaller projects to finish in the kitchen but this should be the final time for any major renovations. The only remaining features of the old kitchen are the floor, wall tile and refrigerator. Everything else has been upgraded or changed in some way. This past week the kitchen joined our home automation network adding to both function and aesthetics. All in all, we are pleased with the kitchen renovations thus far!