So Al is all original and when he was built they liked to use ALOT of wood. I am tired of looking at all of this brown so we are changing it up. I packed up the kitchen/dinning/pantry/my closet area/the christmas and birthday stash into 7 small boxes from home depot. Yep we live small people! We took out the cupboard above the sink/stove area and started there with the remodel. James built a new cupboard outa the kiln dried ash wood and it looks amazing. The bottom of the shelf has a natural scallop on it that God himself made. I think that is my favorite part so far. It is the same size as the cupboard that was there before but it looks way more amazing and will match all of the other wood work that James has done.