We are still plugging away at the kitchen. This week, I FINALLY picked paint colours. The new open concept floor plan has completely changed the lighting and picking paint was a challenge that I hope, ends well. Jeff patched the floor and it is now ready to be refinished. Once that is done, we suspect it will be impossible to tell there was an island here (and a hole in the floor for electrical and plumbing) just a few months ago.
We also installed the under-counter lights. They are warm, bright and better than I could have imagined.
Tomorrow, the counter will be installed. Our plan this weekend is to install the sink and faucet and start painting. We want to paint the living room, kitchen and front entrance before the floors are refinished.