The client choose to use Thomasville cabinets purchased at Lowes.
The original cabinets were MDF (particleboard) with a white melamine finish.
The peninsula was a 42" bar top. We lowered the bar top to match the 36" height of the cabinetry.
Because this is a vacation rental the owner choose to not include an oven. They did invest in a nice smooth surface cook top and microwave installed over the cook top.
The sink in an under mount composite sink.
The granite was installed by a local independent contractor of my recommendation.
One of the problems that I have encountered with counter top installations is the inordinate amount of time many of the installers feel that they need in order to complete their portion of the project. As you can imagine scheduling is an important part of any project and how long the kitchen is unusable is an important consideration.
I will try to get the project ready for templating as soon as possible usually by the 3rd or 4th day of work. many installers will claim they can get the product installed within two weeks of making a template. I have had some take as long as 6 weeks and most will be around 3 weeks.
To me this is unacceptable and have worked out a good relationship with an installer that shares my concern for timeliness and will promise two weeks and mean it. He has done a few jobs in as little as one week after templating.