Renovation by: Becca
Location: Kansas City, MO
We purchased our 1926 Dutch Colonial from foreclosure, and it had been a rental before then, so much of it was in very rough shape as much from poor past work as from years of neglect. The kitchen was by far the worst, with misfit and poorly installed thermafoil cabinets, broken laminate countertops, wood floors ruined by water stains and glue and numerous other issues. Problems were not just practical and aesthetic - there were some major plumbing, wiring and structural issues to address as well.