These rooms had been carpet--doggy, musty carpet with suspicious stains, along with pocked and slashed vinyl in the kitchen. The baseboards looked like some cat had used them as his scratching post for 20 years. This is what it used to look like:
And this is what it looks like now, with fresh paint, new baseboards, new windows, new light fixtures, new laminate floors, and of course, Mike's tile entryway:
The kitchen looks about twice as large, without being divided in half by carpet and vinyl.
Mike did all the work himself (except for replacing the windows, of course). He bought the flooring super cheap online, that wheeler-dealer, and put them in for about the fifth of the cost. Go Mike!
Next up, there's all the little paint touch-ups and corners and borders to fix. Then we'll probably be staining the kitchen cabinets with a gel stain, now that our cabinets don't match...Each project leads to another project!