When I started this site almost six years ago, the idea was to help celebrate the kitchen as a place of nourishment, inspiration and joy. It was a spinoff of Apartment Therapy, so while I was a food writer and interested in the actual activity that takes place in the kitchen, we also decided to celebrate the room itself. The design, the functionality, all the questions and answers people have when they reach to make their kitchen the best room in the home – these elements are also important parts of the site.
One way we celebrate the more challenging spaces that people cook in is our Small Cool Kitchens Contest. And today I'm thrilled to announce the winner of this year's event. Read on for the big news!
Man, it was tight. There were some outstanding entries this year. The winner and crowd favorite goes to Jana & Peter's Labor of Love Remodeled Kitchen
, an 88 square foot jewel box in Scotts Valley, California. Congratulations!
Check out their entry and you'll see why so many people threw their love behind this little space. Make sure you look at the photograph of Jana and Peter's place before they renovated.
Congratulations again, Jana and Peter! And thank you to all of our readers who voted. See you next year!
• SEE ALL THE ENTRIES AT THE SMALL COOL KITCHENS CONTEST PAGE