Over the past 20 years, the kitchen was partially transformed from the 1986 look. We made efforts to tone things down. However for all those years, we lived with the blue counters, unattractive flooring, and awkward traffic pattern.
This July we began the process of deconstruction. It took several months (in the midst of work and life) to pack all the stuff and then to remove flooring and cabinets.
This picture was taken November 6, 2006, the day reconstruction was about to begin.
It might be a while yet before I get the finished picture posted. It looks like we won't be seeing the granite guy this week.