Finally my kitchen post
We more or less finished the kitchen a year back (still a couple of trim pieces I've been procrastinating on) so figured it was time to post up some before during and afters.
The room is about 11 x 15 total. We had to work around a chimney bricked on one wall, hence the shallow-depth little base and glass wall cabinet you see in the pics on the 'pantry wall'. The chimney is behind that.
I did the demo work (I pulled out 20 yards of material) myself. The house is 90 years old, and has drywall on top of lathe/plaster in many rooms hence the volume of material. I took it down to the bones and hired someone to build it back to plywood subfloor and drywall. Sub'd out the plumbing and electrical work, got someone to brick in the exterior window to shorten it up, allowing cabinets to run under it. New awning style window allows maximum light and we can open it in the rain.
I then did the hardwood through the entire main floor, after pulling up all the 90 year old plank subfloor and replacing it with 3/4" plywood glued and screwed to the old floor joists (which I blocked as well).
Found a local cabinet maker to do the cabinets (cheaper than buying from Home Depot etc.), had mable counters put in, marble back splash, new appliances (KA counter depth fridge, KA DW, Bluestar range, 2nd hand Vent-a-Hood I scored on eBay. The fridge and stove were the big appliance splurges, costing more than they needed to but well worth the expense.
I also did all the trim work myself - 9 inch baseboards and fresh trim around the doors and windows replicating the 90 year old trim in the rest of the main floor. I've since ripped out the basement bath and floor to deal with some underground drain repairs and did the same downstairs with a new bath - save that for another post.