The cabinets are coming out so that means going through your junk and being ashamed. I had one whole drawer of nothing but candles. Most of them were so old they were either covered in dust or weepy. Who does this? They are gone now along with a lot of other weird stuff I had in the drawers.
The old laminate counter top had to be sawed off so we could pull the base cabinets out. It was messy but nothing like the floor mess.
Ta dah....one wall done. We still have one more to go but that 's for another day because we have an issue to deal with first.
See that wall stud? That's where the old wall was between the kitchen and dining room. We removed all the walls to make one big living space. In our haste to get things done when we first moved in we didn't pay much attention to it since the cabinets covered it but now I want to tile behind the cabinets so we have to level the wall. Like all the bathroom studs they are out farther than they should be and make a bump. We had to shave them all down and now we have to do the same here and then replace the drywall. It's always something.
The one perk for destroying your kitchen is guilt free junk food. For dinner it was a little bit of everything including a quart of fancy ice cream from the ice cream store. I could get used to this.