In the den we had a built-in desk that was missing a few drawers. Now the good thing was 3/4" tongue in grove pine paneling from one end of the kitchen and the entire den. Unfortunately it was pretty scarred. So again we decided as the kitchen and den are basically one big room, we would fix it at the same time.
I've started a kitchen remodel. We had an original 1954 kitchen with the most awful green countertops, a honest to goodness real porcelain sink. That must have once been used in a farm house in the middle of nowhere. The washing machine was in the corner of the kitchen. I had about 3 inches on either side of the range before you hit cabinets. We were missing two kitchen drawers and they weren't on rollers so every time you opened a drawer you got wood shavings on whatever was underneath it. We had a sliding glass door to the backyard that was quickly removed when Hunter went thru the neighbors. So, finally Mason and I decided it was time to move into the 21st century.