We started on the kitchen this weekend. Here is the only "before" photo I can find.
The photo is taken from the entrance to the kitchen. The wall on the right is clad in stained shiplap, to the left of the picture is the old boiler.
The part past the wooden shelves is an old 1980's extension which is falling away from the 1960's extension in the lounge. So, the back wall of the extension is coming down, to be replace with sliding doors across the whole of the back of the house. The kitchen will be a kitchen diner, in a L shape - what you can see in this picture, and then across the back of the house.
On the right hand wall in the above photo we want to put in a pantry, so imagine our surprise when the removal of the shiplap revealed this:
Some original 1930's tiles, and a doorway - exactly where we want the pantry door. This was obviously an original pantry - it was been turned into the downstairs bathroom when the house was converted into two flats.
I got to work with my crowbar
And now we have a door to our pantry!
We also took out the ceiling of the kitchen extension - and found yet more wasps nests.
All the kitchen units and the boiler are gone too.
A good weekends work - I have realised that you have too keep working to keep warm, especially when there is a blizzard outside.