I have one thing to say about remodeling:
If you're going to make it pretty, do it right!
There are layers and layers and layers of peel and stick tile (which I loathe!), tiled walls on top of lath and plaster, sheet rock over the lath and plaster, then wood paneling and whatever. It's so gross! There is no cohesion. The nice thing is that we don't have to try and remove any of the wall paper because all the walls are coming down!
While ripping down the cabinets we found a mouse that savagely tried to kill me (actually my darling tried to murder it, but the mouse escaped and charged me.) For real. Then underneath the nasty, rusting, molding, metal cabinets we found these:
If we were in to smoking then it would be a dream! But to us, it's just trash. Some of the boxes were still intact though and totally sealed. Kind of interesting for sure. That's all the demolition turned up so far.