The countertop was installed, as was the range, sink, and the oven. The faucet looks a little big for the sink, but we didn't have a lot of choice there. I wish we could have had a bigger sink, but then I'd be left with no counter space to work on. It was a trade-off. Another trade-off is having a seam in the counter. At least it was able to be slipped under the sink edge, which was not ideal, but left my prep area seamless. Custom sized countertops are pricey.
We like how the dishwasher has a unified front and we love all the drawers (even though they are a pain to put together)!
The oven is looking good too. All the new appliances are so high tech looking and I'll have to spend a week reading all the new manuals and figuring out what button does what!
I think the weirdest thing is that we OWN the kitchen. We rent the apartment, but we own everything that isn't a wall or window in the kitchen room. We even own the flooring. This morning we were saying how we'll probably invest in better dishwasher soap now, ha! Whenever we move out, we can take the kitchen sink with us if we want. So weird! So German!
After:I think we're both in relief mode right now; relieved that this monumental task is over. I don't think we'll enter 'pride mode' until the whole move over here is complete. Now we just see the verrrry long road ahead of us regarding packing, taking apart the old apartment and reassembling everything at the new place. The kitchen was only the tip of the iceberg! Tomorrow I'll start packing up our living room and this weekend we hope to get all the living room storage moved. It's going to be nuts.