We're just beginning forward movement on the Albin Ballad 30 refit. It's going to stretch over four years or so, and we can't be throwing money at it until the later stages. For now, it is structural stuff and planning the new cabin layout. Strange as it seems, the icebox is one of the first things you have to locate. Ours was a FG bin with 1/16" Ensolite wrapped around it. Swedish boat -- you probably put things in the icebox to keep them warm.
Not going to cut ice (so to speak) in the tropics.
When you plan this exercise, it's unnerving how fast a little insulation reduces the volume of the box, or increases its outside dimensions. We sorta split the difference. One inch of blue foam inside, reducing volume from 1.5 cu.ft to about 1 cu.ft. Then 1.5" blue foam + 2" foil-faced polyiso on the outside, turning it into a fat little beastie. Its finished dimensions will dictate everything else in the galley. In fact, we had to notch the bridge deck underpanel & let the cooler intrude into the cockpit locker a couple inches.
Side toward hull is covered in foil-bubble wrap & the exposed faces have Formica epoxied to them: unclad polyiso will burn like a torch if a flame is held to it. It qualifies as low-buck cuz all the materials were already in the garage.
Here is the countertop it's going under:
Red lammy on the underside, sort of a coral-water blue on top. (Both remnants from kitchen jobs.) Flap over the alcohol stove will have take-apart hinges & can be slung over the settee as extra counterspace while cooking. There's a deep bin behind that, which lid you can just see the edges of. Haven't cut the sink hole yet, cuz we want a deeper sink. Which is a hard thing to find.