I removed the old laminate counter and built a countertop from the same oak flooring as the front table. I used the same oak flooring on the bathroom countertop. I changed the sink from a double sink to a deeper single bowl. This gave us more counter space and din’t compromise any space under the sink. I made an oak cover for the cooktop to replace the Corian cover and match the other counters. I removed the spice rack cabinet because it is so shallow.
Single bowl deeper sink replaced double bowl sink for more counter space
Matching oak cover for cooktop when not in use for more counter space