The other big element of our design was to fix our lousy island. It had a bend in it, which you can see better in the photos below, and the sink wasn’t to our liking either. Mostly though, it was just part and parcel of bad flow in the kitchen.
It took 4 weeks to get a working countertop and our sink back in action. Andrea spent a lot of time doing dishes in the laundry room by hand in a little plastic tub we have for dishes when camping, and then dumping it out in the basement, so she was pretty happy to have the sink back in the rotation. The new working counter helped me for prep for food too, for lunches, but her inconvenience was way above mine.