This is my kitchen, such as it was when I moved in. I've been posting Facebook updates during the remodeling process, but I thought I'd like a place to see all my photos in one place, so here goes. I can't imagine anyone is still checking this spot, but if you are you are welcome to look in.
The ceiling had to come down, both to even it out, and to make space for recessed lighting. I love the high ceiling in my 1913 apartment, so the decision was not taken lightly. However, I was able to leave the ceiling alone in the pantry, and the slight drop in the kitchen made it possible to update the iffy wiring without opening up too many walls. Another wall had to be redone to allow for framing to attach the cabinets, as the masonry walls make hanging heavy things a problem.
Many layers of floor came up and a plywood subfloor laid. I decided on a checkerboard pattern of dark and light gray, with an occasional red-orange tile, randomly distributed. Most of my kitchen stuff is green or a sort of le crueset flame color, so I thought it would be fun. I'm happy with it.
You can see a bit of the tile floor here. This is the pantry, which forms an L shape with the kitchen as the left side and the pantry at the bottom. The pantry has cabinets on one side only, as it is very narrow. It will be used primarily to store dishes (top cabinets, with glass panels) and baking supplies (bottom cabinets).The countertop in this room- which is not wet, or hot, is maple butcherblock.