Read how we took down the paneling here.
You could read about how we remove wallpaper here.
Under the tile in the dining room area was hard wood flooring the same as the living room, which had carpet covering it, and was removed about 10 years ago.
We removed the tile with a putty knife and a hammer, (It came up fairly easy) and then used the amazing Basic H with a putty knife and a green scrubby to remove the adhesive. It was strong enough to remove the adhesive but yet it did not ruin the wood. We had to make sure we used a mask while working on this, not knowing what the tile was made out of.
Under the tile in the kitchen area was only plywood.
We primed and painted the window casing.
We also painted the ceiling before we painted the walls, which gave it a fresh clean look.
The window frames were painted and now look updated.
Here you could see the difference in the finished and unfinished floor, the walls and the trim are painted here.
We removed the rest of the tile in the kitchen and there was a black adhesive remaining, which we did not remove because we were going to be installing ceramic tile.
We do not like high transitions, so we always look for something that would give us the flattest transition. Here we used a piece of oak door stop.
Here is a close-up of the transition piece. As you could see this is before we cleaned it up and put the polyurethane on it.
Here is the finished tile, grouted, before we wiped off the haze from the grout. I must not have taken a picture of it all clean, before we put the island back. Before After
This is the finished dining area, with the floor finished and the hutch painted.