I started steaming the walls. The paint was peeling off fine, in most areas. But the plaster has a grid pattern etched into it. I can't find any information on how they used to do this, but there it is. I don't like that pattern.
So I went to Lowe's. The gift card had +/-$20 left on it. I returned $10 worth of plumbing and electrical parts. I had $31 to spend. I found bead board plywood (damaged, of course) for $9.48/sheet. I bought all three.
I got this one section in the hall finished. I'll use this as a base line for the rest of the kitchen. The bead board will be a backsplash on the sink wall and under the upper cabinets on each side of the range. It will also continue a short ways behind the fridge, further if I have enough material. It will all be painted white like the trim.
The floors...steaming does work. So far.
3:57pm - I think I'm going to finish this tonight.
The smell is "incredible" to say the least.
5:54pm - The floors are done. They're stained where the old fridge was and in front of the sink.
I'll decide what to do later. I really like the wood. I'm still planning to do vinyl tile in the hallway to the outside door. It'll be a sort of mud room. I want to find a bench that will fit.