Here is the kitchen after the first week of work. I have a love/hate thing with the beginning of renovation projects. I know so much has been done, but it never appears that way. You're still left with, basically, a mess.
The new hardwood flooring was installed as we discovered that the original floors could not be salvaged. The new full and half walls have been built. Ductwork and electrical were re-routed. And the kitchen ceiling was completely removed!
One step forward. Two steps back.
We discovered that the dining room ceiling had been furred down and drywalled when we removed the wall and so the kitchen ceiling and dining room ceiling are not even or in the same plane. So the contractor will have to furr down the kitchen ceiling to match.
And, as you can see, I've been building cabinets. That one there in the foreground is our corner cabinet. Isn't she a beauty! I never knew how much I would appreciate a corner cabinet until I had a kitchen without one. It's the most aggravating thing NOT being able to store anything in the corner of a kitchen. Ours was completely hollow!