Part of the reason we got the house for such a good price was because of this:
This kitchen is making me lose my mind. In a good way, though. I love designing stuff. We sold our second car yesterday (thank goodness for Cra.igslist!) and we are going to be using the moolah to redo this disaster area.
So here's the plan:
Phase 1: Preparation
Repair wall with water damage
Close in pantry (It's got to be done in order to have enough wall for some cabinets. We plan on accessing the pantry from the bathroom at a later date and making a cleaning closet)
Install new lighting
Repaint walls and ceiling
Make the floor level (exact plan as to how to make this happen hasn't materialized yet)
Phase 2: The fun stuff
Install cabinets, sink, counter top, and appliances
Realistically though, I see this project taking six months or longer. That's a long time to live without a cooking range.