Reader Hugo sent us photos of his recent kitchen remodel, and we are impressed. He took a small, cramped kitchen - not fun for any cook - and transformed it into an open space that accommodates more people, improves flow, and makes hospitality easier. Read on to see before and after photos - the transformation is really remarkable. We also have a short Q&A with Hugo below.
Q. Tell us what you did in your kitchen remodel.
A. This kitchen was an inspiration and a dream.The kitchen was an 8 x 8 with very little room to move around. We removed all the walls and created an open kitchen with enough space for 5 people. We added a dishwasher, hood, and built-in refrigerator. All the appliances are all GE profile.
6 months under construction but it is finally finished!
Q. What were your favorite parts of the remodel?
A. We added heated floors, granite countertops, solid wood cherry cabinets, glass tiles, GE Profile appliances, deep stainless steel sink and recessed lighting.
Q. How does the new space help you as a cook?
A. Well it is a focus point in the apartment and allows for great entertaining. 5 to 6 people can easily move around and still have room to cook. Unfortunately I'm not the best cook but my girlfriend's mom who used to be an executive chef truly admires the space.
Q. What was the first meal you cooked in your new kitchen?
A. My first meal was salmon with vegetables. I'm planning on taking some cooking lessons soon.