We got the last "biggie" done in the kitchen today when we put the back extension on the island.
Here's the front of the island before backing was installed.
And the back view.
I had to empty the drawers and pull-out shelves for the installation of the back piece.
The empty drawers and shelves ended up stacked on our bed (again) and the contents of the drawers were piled in boxes and stashed in the to-be living room for the day.
Fast forward a few hours, a little bit of blood, sweat and tears (no tears actually) and here's the new front view.
Island seen from the back.
I wanted a 6" shelf extension on the back of the counter so I could push counter top items out of the way to give me the full width for work space. We also installed two electrical outlets in the top unit which I hadn't had (and really missed) since I've been using the island as my main work area in the kitchen.
All in all, I'm pickled tink with the way this back addition worked out. It does make the kitchen look a little smaller, but less like an open warehouse. Wa-hoo, scratch another item off the list!