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What I learned from renovating a NYC kitchen…

Like many people embarking on a gut renovation for the first time, I nervously tackled the kitchen.  What made it even harder was that I had a very tiny New York city kitchen.  Once I purchased my apartment, I had severe buyer’s remorse as my dream of a gourmet and functional kitchen faded away.  Luckily for me, I had an amazing designer who happens to be a great friend.  Quan Dang from Quanism is an interior designer based in Dallas, Texas who started his own firm in 2000.  Prior to Dallas, he was designing high end interiors in New York and Paris.  I also worked with Paul Bullard from Bullard & Xenides Interiors on the rest of my apartment renovations and all the lighting fixtures in the apartment.  I will be showcasing their brilliant work in this reno series.   In this post, I will share what I learned from working with Quan on designing a kitchen in a very small space. Many people do kitchen renovations in varying degrees.  The cost, benefit and time are something …