Well, the hideous pink tile is gone as well as all the popcorn from the ceiling. Next step, a wood feature wall in the dining area and built ins around the fireplace.
Here are the obligatory "before" shots of the space.
The feature wall will have a plate rail at about 55" and wood frame & panel below - all in VG DF. I am also installing a new fire rated fiberglass 6-panel door to the shop. The fireplace will have built ins on either side (enclosed space below mantel height for stereo equipment, etc. and less deep open shelving above). The fireplace will have a tumbled tile surround and hearth and the over-mantel and the front of the hearth will have the same frame & panel treatment as the wall. The mantel will go across the entire unit and become the top of the lower cabinets. Something like this:
Looking forward to completion no later than the end of September.