After 29 years (Pic heavy, I hope!)
I found this site, after I've done some remodeling. We bought our dream home, 29 years ago. It's a 1100 sq ft bi-level, which being blue collar workers, it's still our home.
Wish I would've looked into this site, b/4 we started remodeling, could've picked up some ideas. However, all in all our remodeling project came out pretty decent, not fancy like I see a lot kitchens are.
We did our own designing, and most of the work. Started back in May of this year, finally wrapped up the finishing touches in the stairway going to lower lever (which, I have no pictures). Not an easy task no longer being spring chickens! I did not do the wiring, but laid all the lights out, also did not do the granite. Everything else you see, I did with the help of my lovely bride of 29 years.
The only thing saved from the kitchen, was the microwave.
Removing the wall between dining & eat in kitchen.
One of those unexpected surprises. The chimney had leaked, never showed up on the wall, but rotted the floor. Ripped out more drywall, fixed crown on chimney.