I am tired and it's late so all I have to share is pics of a clean kitchen. When I bought my 1906 house in 2002 it had the typical 'one person' original kitchen...the one that some unbelieveable mother of a brood of kids made wonderful meals. The kinda small kitchen that you can reach all the appliances just by spinning in a circle...no steps necessary....one that is smaller than the dining room. Does anyone know why it was back then that the kitchen was smaller than the dining room? My guess is that the wife/mother did all the cooking so you only needed room for one...but there were many mouths to feed...so you needed a dining room large enough for the family to sit and enjoy their meal.
The first day I moved in construction began to add 10' x 24' to the back of house to accomodate a nice size kitchen and a screen porch. The work took about 4-5 months. I used the 3rd floor of my house (the finished attic space) as my primary living room as the first floor was full of dust. Bought a microwave, small fridge and put them on the 3rd floor. Fortunately I was traveling 4 days a week for work so I didn't have to eat too many meals at home. I could write a book on all that I learned with regards to managing a contractor, designing the space, selecting products and living at home during the process.
Maybe tomorrow I will show you a close up of the picture on top of the stove...it is me doing something that I will probably only do once in a lifetime.