It’s getting pretty tiring living in a half functional home. Last weekend instead of continuing to just contemplate getting the house into living order I started to take action — with a screw driver, pry bar, and hammer.
The result is no more kitchen — I know, I know, I said I was going to make the house functional. Well sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. The game plan is to remove the walls that divided the back 1/4 of the house into 3 small rooms — a half bedroom, a laundry area, and kitchen. After removing the walls I will make a larger kitchen and small family area — probably too small to call it a family room.
So here are the before and after pictures:
Here are pictures of the sink area before and after
It appears that the kitchen walls were orginally covered with tounge and grove beadboard.
This is solid douglas fir. I am very disappointed that one of the previous owners decided it would be a good ideas to rip it out and replace it with sheet rock (plaster board). The good news is at least now I have some idea how the original kitchen was finished. I will echo this theme in my cabinetry selection. I may also use some of the salvaged material to build a window seat for this wall.