There is a chef in many of us, we love food, but we love to create what we consume even more. That’s why I loved working on this Upper West Side kitchen renovation with the homeowner. Just as I do, he loves to cook for his wife and his son. Naturally, he wanted the kitchen to function and feel like one that could rival a professional kitchen. We spent many hours comparing notes about equipment and kitchen cabinets as well as some of our favorite recipes- it was a truly collaborative effort. The result is a kitchen that opened to the living room and dining room so the homeowner can take part in entertaining his guests at the custom designed countertop. The dining room became an extension of the kitchen with the skylights in both spaces became the common design element. Needless to say, the family spent a lot of time in the kitchen and the dining room where a lot of delicious food was prepared for all to enjoy.