Before and After: A Small Kitchen Makeover in New York

A tiny kitchen transformed thanks to more space and light.

dim lighting and mismatched table
In honor of Kitchen of the Year, we've partnered with Apartment Therapy and its sister site The Kitchn. This impressive renovated New York kitchen, owned by Wendy Sutter, was designed by Luke Mulvey.
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dim lighting and mismatched table
Dim Lighting and Mismatched Table
The table area pre-renovation is separate and disconnected from the rest of the kitchen, and the light is dim.
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limited space and storage
Limited Space and Storage
Pre-renovation, there is limited space devoted to the sink and cooking preparation. This one small piece of countertop is serving as additional storage and working space. The light from the one window is blocked by the wall.
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the final renovated kitchen
The Final Renovated Kitchen
The final result "feels cool and gracious, yet warm and inviting at the same time." The remodel added more space and created more light. Paint is . Floor is a marble from .
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lighter and brighter
Lighter and Brighter
The low table was replaced by a countertop and stools, which seamlessly blend into the rest of the kitchen. The window was enlarged, which brings more light to the whole room, plus recessed lighting was installed above the countertops, stove, and sink. Barstools are Bertoia from .
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kitchen sink and dishwasher
Open Space
The faucet, sink, and dishwasher were updated. Tall cabinets were added above to eliminate the need to store items on the countertop. The fridge was moved next to the faucet, knocking a wall out to utilize and open up the space. Faucet and sink are . Appliances are and .
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added countertop space
Added Countertop Space
The stove and oven remained in the same location but were updated; a countertop and cabinetry were added to the space the old refrigerator occupied. Countertop is a quartz, Luca de Luna, also from . Want to see more? Check out for more pics and the full story.
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