Once the overhead cabinets were down, the flue wall was expanded to the left, about where the first outlet is above the base cabinet in the first picture.
Oops, another delay. The 1" metal strips, because of the thickness of the steel did not quite meet the tile. So they had to be exchanged for 1 1/4" pieces, then cut, cleaned, and installed. Another waiting period as the guys finished up another job somewhere else.
If you are wondering about that pendant light hanging in the middle of no where...then hold that thought. I'm hoping that will be the next post.