The countertops are being installed late into the night tonight/wee hours of the morning. Colin and I stopped by partway through to check out the progress.
This machine (below) works to help level the countertop and make seams really tight through vibrations, powered from the box seen in the image above, to the right. (It looks like a toolbox). gggggg zzzzzz ggggg zzzzzz ggggg zzzzzz it goes.
These are the initial cuts for the cooktop:
Once all of the cuts have been made, the device shown below and another just like it which are equipped with incredibly strong suction cups, will help to lift the cut-out up and out of the space where the cooktop will be placed:
The kitchen and dining room counters are quartz, which was a little more costly than marble, but so much more family friendly, in my opinion:
The master bathroom is marble:
I took this picture (below) to prove to Colin that it was worth it to tile behind the vanity. I wonder if he'll agree?
Once the countertops have set, they'll mount the undermount sinks:
And later, the plumber will come through and install the fixtures in the holes that have been drilled by the countertop installers:
And now that the countertops are in, Todd can continue on with the tile installation, as I didn't want the tile going on the wall where the countertop sits because it would have made a slight gap between the countertop and the tile, in each of the grout lines.
Tomorrow I'll tell you about my big mistake in World Headquarters.