Name: Dan Bailey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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Demolition can be a very cathartic experience. Ripping up a floor, or tearing out a bunch of old cabinets, makes you feel like you’ve really accomplished something, like you’ve begun a process of renewal. And sometimes it just feels good to destroy stuff. Especially if that stuff is as ugly and nonfunctional as my kitchen was before I started this renovation. But at some point during demolition these feelings of satisfaction turn to dread and anxiety. You begin to ask yourself if you’ll ever have a functional kitchen again, and the amount of work remaining to rebuild the space seems insurmountable. I have now reached this point.