Before & After: A Caterer Expands Her Kitchen to Grow Her Business

Before & After: A Caterer Expands Her Kitchen to Grow Her Business

(Image credit: Susan Dinneen)

We're always interesting in seeing the home kitchens that caterers and personal chefs work out of. Sometimes they are expansive (and make us jealous), but frequently they are smaller than we'd imagined, which just impresses us with how much can be done in a tiny space.

Sue Dinneen's before kitchen falls into the latter category. Sue has lived in her 1920s Tudor revival home for many years, and has run a part-time catering operation out of it for the past 12 years. In a kitchen that essentially had seven square feet of counter space, we're amazed at how Sue was able to accommodate her orders. Now take a look at the after kitchen, which is definitely of the make-us-jealous variety.

(Image credit: Susan Dinneen)

Look at all that counter space now! Sue and her builder had to get creative with the expansion, since the home is in a historic district, and they couldn't expand the actual footprint of the house. Instead, they incorporated another small room and bathroom into the remodel to create more space.

(Image credit: Susan Dinneen)

The galley kitchen now has marble countertops, and the upgraded six-burner range means Sue can plan more elaborate meals without the juggling act of only having four burners.

Since Sue's kitchen is also an office in a way, she incorporated a desk into the space as well.

(Image credit: Susan Dinneen)

We're also quite envious of that cookbook collection! You can see more of the remodel photos, including process shots, on Sue's Facebook page, Tabledeckers.

Thanks for sharing your remodel, Sue!

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