Here's what my Ikea situation looked like:
You can see where the linoleum floor tiles & sheet rock were ripped up by the firemen:
In the meantime, we decided to do a quick patch & paint job, then hung the counter top for my desk.
We still need to fix sheet rock, but will wait for cabinets to be rebuilt and floor will be done in cork someday. For now it works!
I covered a length of homasote with a burlap-ish fabric for bulletin board back splash.