The largest project of the house is by far the kitchen. We initially thought it was pretty livable, but that was until we started taking little bits of it apart. The initial intention was to do some reorganizing, maybe some updating, but not much more. Once we started removing the cabinets we realized how much of a sleeping giant this project was.
It seems like rather than being cleaned, the place was just painted over. And over and over. Thick white paint hiding streams of yellowed grease and dirt and cooking crap on the backsides of the cabinet doors. So, we started the long and arduous task of remodeling the kitchen by essentially tearing it out, starting with the cabinetry.
The cabinets took about a day to remove, and then the counter was a second day. I have never gotten so comfortable with destroying shit with a crowbar.
Here is the wonderful BEFORE picture. Hideous.
Ready to mess the place up:
We pulled up the floors all the way to the bottom, too. All four of them. It was an almost geological layering of linoleum, board, more linoleum, asbestos tile, and then board.