We got it DONE!!!! Almost, there's only a few things to do such as the kick board and the trim. I'm so impressed with my hubby. He laid the laminate floor by himself and then his father came over to help him with the cabinets and counter tops. The granite is beautiful! We've owned it for 8 yrs and have moved it 3 times, so its nice to finally have used it in one of our kitchens. I didn't have any pins that we used, but DH did use YouTube videos on how to cut and install granite.
Its amazing how more open it feels even though its the exact set up as before. I haven't finished refinishing the kitchen table yet, hopefully this upcoming week.