A flurry of progress on the condo in recent weeks. The countertops got installed in the kitchen, and now all the appliances - including the awesome range - are hooked up and working. In the bathroom, the tiling is complete, and all the plumbing is installed.
Here they are a little dusty; after we cleaned them they were a little darker and the veining showed more. Soapstone can be oiled to give it a dark, rich finish, or left in its raw state. We plan to oil it, at least in the beginning, but we like the way it looks now as well, so if we get bored of oiling it and stop, we'll still like our counters.
The bathroom looks good too; we're still waiting for the shower door, since there was a series of snafus (not our fault) in the order.
Today we were picking paint colors. They've drilled the cabinet doors and drawers to install the handles. The only thing missing in the kitchen is the tile backslpash. We even got a new little kitchen table! It's really almost done. We might be able to unpack our stuff into the kitchen this weekend.