Ah yes, in the kitchen...
3 coats of stuff so the nifty parquet doesn't get damaged immediately.
Put in the fabulous and extremely heavy solid oak work surface.
Cut a hole for the sink.
Be sure to get that just right!
Another hole for the stovetop.
Toss some cabinets up there. Install the sink, the stove and the oven.
Wire that all up.
Now for the really cool part: cut up a second sheet of oak to fit in the hole we made in the wall, get it in there, and then secure the thing so it doesn't fall down & take a bunch of wall with it. No balancing it in the middle, noooooo, its center of gravity is clearly in the dining room.
Ooooo, isn't that just gorgeous?
Perfect place to put lots of stuff while we finish the rest.