Thanks for pushing us into the direction we were already leaning. Neither of us is very "do-it yourselfer" literate, so this min-renovation has been quite an experience! I do need to ask one more thing. I'm assuming that we will need to pull off the molding around both sides/walls of the door frame to pull out the casing/framing, right? I swear that this isn't a troll.. we honestly don't know. I think we do, Jack isn't quite as certain as I am. We both want to do it right, as so much stuff has been done wrong over this house's history. That's why we're leaving the kitchen to the experts. As for insulation...you mean we just can't continuse to use the newspapers and shoes that were there before???