We bought this house 6 years ago. it was a badly damaged repo that had been sitting empty for more than a year. The house was not habitable but has a great view in a quiet neighborhood. We got 1 bathroom functioning and put basic countertops and appliances in the kitchen so we could live there and started working. We tore down a third of the house and rebuilt the garage and master bedroom above along with the front entrance of the house. Then started working through the rest of the house. We finally got to the kitchen. As we have with every room, we tore it back to the walls and started over. There are a lot of problems with the wiring and plumbing so we redo them with each wall we open.
We do all the work ourselves on nights and weekends so it is a slow process. I relied on the weber grill with side burned to cook while we did this project and the refrigerator was in the entry hall.
Now I'm just enjoying the cooking and moving things around to find the best spot for things.
Thanks for all the ideas from reading the forum!