the living room-here you can see the old finish against the new. These are red oak floors, so that is what I went with for the newly installed wood floor of the kitchen.
With the kitchen flooring down, the lower cabinets can come back in. They are beat, I don't like the formica counter at all, but it will have to do for now. Mending what we can in the process such as taking out the warped and damaged from water (there must have been a serious leak) under the sink cabinet and replacing it with plywood, which will be painted out, and installing another sheet of plywood over the open space of the "dead man's space" cabinet in the corner. That wood doesn't have to look pretty, just don't want anything falling under the dishwasher. Here's a view into the kitchen from the laundry/half bath doorway. The door to the garage is to the right, and out of view is the door to the back yard, which is directly opposite the garage door.