Debbie bought a cool washer/dryer combo for her suite; it washes AND dries the clothes in one little place. She needed to remove part of her tile countertop so that the plumber could access the wall behind and move some pipes around. There was also a cabinet to remove.
I took out the cabinet, then the front stick of the countertop off, then cut the plywood build-up from below. The grout was hard to remove; I think it was cement as opposed to regular tile grout. I ground it out with a couple of grinders.
After the plumbing was done, I came back and stuck it all back together. The hardest part was the backsplash–it took the wall with it.