Here's the contractor and contractor-in-training examining the ripped-up, stripped-down kitchen with the hole in the floor. They're discussing important matters like air ducts and gas lines. I'm mulling "trivial' issues like backsplash tile, pendant lights and where the microwave is going to go...and missing my kitchen sink REAL BAD! Maybe that's why I decided last night to turn the old breakfast bar into a wet bar! I demanded requested that it be the first thing installed. (That should give you a clue as to my frame of mind these days. Did I mention I miss my kitchen sink?)
This is the soon-to-be wet bar. Small sink going in on right. Cabinets and wine rack to be added below. Room on other side of plastic (now the family room) will become the dining room in Phase 2.