I neglected to take some pictures during the installation of the base cabinets, but below is the result.

Left Side with Base Cabinets and Doors

As a temporary countertop I cut plywood and drywall and dropped it in. The sink is still in the old countertop, just cut to size. This allowed us a fully functional kitchen during the 3 weeks it takes to make and install the granite countertop.

Pot Rack & Microwave

Also installed is the overhead pot rack and the microwave oven. The oven was chosen solely on looks; functionality came as an afterthought.

View from Pass-thru with Drywall Countertop

Observant readers will note that there's no hardware on the doors or drawers. This is by design; we're going for a sleek, modern look. There's cutouts on the top an bottom of each drawer and door to enable opening.

My Friend: Ryobi Table Saw

All cabinet installs require filler strips where the end of a run meets a wall. These come from the manufacturer in the form of 3 inch wide pieces of wood, stained to match, of an appropriate length. They have to be ripped and sanded to fit the gap. Walls are seldom square, plumb or even so scribing and sanding is often required. It's not hard, but it has to be done right as there's a limited number of raw filler pieces.

I include that above photo because it's unusual to have a table saw and sander (above right) in a bathroom anywhere in America, much less in Manhattan.