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How wonderful for you! When we did ours there were so many delights that we hadn't imagined, including two more ceilings hidden above the one we could see, and between them the corpse of what the builder described as the biggest rat he'd ever seen. And when he lifted the floor there was a big pile of wood and other rubbish from an earlier renovation - a great site for termites. People are really strange sometimes.

Well I have to tell you in all my years is selling houses I don't think I've see a kitchen quite that bad. Sorry, I had to laugh a few times reading your descriptions. Good luck with the Reno and I hope you enjoy your new kitchen.

Very funny - I really wish that when you bought that house you were allowed to request information about the intelligence of the previous renovators...

Happy camping. I hope the kitchen was the only place he was able to unleash his inner Ty Pennington.

In my head your house is going to be invaded by Mike Holmes and hopefully his yummy foreman! I hope your new kitchen gets done fast and is awesome. I bet it will seem so after living with crazytown for years.

we are currently house hunting in Hamilton. May the real estate gods smile upon us and not deliver us into the former home of Harry with a Hammer. Oy is that kitchen a treat.

Wow - you actually made me feel much better about our kitchen. Good luck with the renovating! Updating our 30 year old bathrooms is next on the list (with 30-year-old gunk in areas similar to your counter tile) - we're getting close with plans but haven't geared up mentally yet for the disruption. Looking forward to seeing your new - functional! - kitchen.

Wow! I always wondered what happened to the guy who built our camp. Apparently, he took his mad talents and problem-solving skills and went to work on your kitchen! ;-) I'm sure the upheaval of a renovation will be nothing compared to cooking in that kitchen for 5+ years! Hang in there - the end is within sight!! Can't wait to see the new and vastly improved kitchen!

oh man is it not funny what people will do to save a few bucks when renovating!! In our house, the person who lived here before us decided that instead of buying 4 drawers for the kitchen, he would buy two large drawers and cut them in half and make those 2 into 4. Then did the same for both of our bathrooms. I'll tell you, it looks pretty horrible! Good luck with your renovations. I hope it all goes well! I can't wait to see it when it is done.

OMG! That's even worse than the last place we lived. Which was hilarious. Truly hilarious. So excited for you and your new kitchen!

Wow, your kitchen definitely has some quirks. Good luck with the renovation.

Just remember a kitchen renovation (especially with children still living at home) is a true test of your marriage. If you survive it without wanting to kill each other, you will survive anything. My family went through it three years ago -- no running water on the main floor, fridge in the living room, one microwave plugged in the dining room and no stove -- and we came out of it stronger than before. I don't ever want to have another kitchen reno while living in the house. And our kitchen was full of surprises like yours, as the house was built in the 1930s, including a total lack of insulation in the walls, wild electrical connections and no straight walls. But.... it's all worth it in the end!! Bon courage !

Dang. I'm glad that you are getting your kitchen redone. It looks like it would drive me bonkers within hours!

The ceramic floor actually looks nice. One downside in creating such patterns on your floor, however, is it somehow limits the floor space where you can place your kitchen furniture. One way to avoid this is through advance planning with regard to the permanent location of the said appliances.

You did say goodbye to your whole kitchen. I see you’re planning a floor-to-ceiling remodel. It could be quite stressful and time-consuming, even though a month isn’t that long. Lucky you! :D It is really funny when you’re discovering new things in your kitchen when it is already being destroyed. Good luck on the next four weeks! Stay strong, he-he.

I can sense the excitement you had when you took these photos. You just wanted to see your renovated kitchen, didn’t you? Your ceramic tile captured my attention. It still looks nice. Have you ever considered recycling those? You can turn it into a tile mosaic or install it somewhere else. I think it is still durable.

I must say that nothing beats the feeling of redecorating! You can definitely use your creativity here! You can mix and match colors and patterns on your kitchen floors tiles. Yes, it can be a bit tricky, but you will have fun looking at what you created. However, make sure that the design will go well with the overall design of your kitchen. Keep us posted!

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