The biggest project in this apartment was by far the kitchen. The original layout was unpractical and not made for entertaining. There was a dividing wall between the kitchen and living/diningroom that blocked out much of the direct ocean view. This wall was the first to come down.
Since I think the kitchen cabinets from IKEA are brilliant, I used them in this kitchen as well as the bathrooms in this apartment. The countertop is quarts. To get the apperance of en extra thick countertop, an 3″ (9cm) edge was made on the end of the reguar countertop. All appliances were ordered on www.homedepot.com