Well the wife and I bought new kitchen cupboards for our house a few months ago, and now with our second child on the way we finally have the motivation to start the work in the kitchen. It started out to be just a simple replace the cupboards idea but now I'm gutting the whole room down to the studs and redoing it....hopefully better.....but when you see the following pics I think you'll understand why I'm pretty sure I can do better.
The wife is 5 months pregnant now and fully into the nesting phase so one day while I was at work she ripped out all the upper cupboards, today while I was at work she pulled out all the lowers (as an aside we finally found that pesky plumbing leak that's been plaguing us....they didn't glue the drain pipe into the main stack at all....just stuck it in there....she was a little shocked when the whole thing came out in her hands at once.) She couldn't get the base out since it required cutting around the water pipes and she's no fan of power tools so I took her to work and set about ripping it out. Finally got the base and kickplate out and here's what I found:
Apparently it's perfectly acceptable to use back issues of Scientific American and Life magazines to ship up your floor to keep the front of your countertop level