Lord knows I'm not the most skilled when it comes to home improvement. I'm afraid to do anything like this in my primary residence, but I also own a little place on a lake and seem to have no problem throwing caution to the wind with it. This is pretty much what I started with. Awful looking tile floor and busy wallpaper. I tore off the wallpaper, which fucked up the walls. Ended up having to skim coat all the walls. Lovely floor. After tearing off the wallpaper on most of the walls, I got sick of the slowness of the project, so I opted to install some v-channel paneling in the kitchen. I kind of wish I had done this on all the walls. It turned out really nice. The flooring I put in is a cool product. It's resilient vinyl plank flooring (Trafficmaster Allure). It installs easily. My floor is very uneven. I needed something flexible, yet really durable. This stuff fit the bill. Each plank sticks together. I was worried about it not living up to its claims, but couldn't be any happier. The cool thing is that it can be installed directly over patterned flooring.