This was my first project. I had purchased this pre-war 550 sq ft 1 bedroom apartment, and it was in desperate need of a complete renovation. I turned this tired old space into a beautiful Country French Chalet in the middle of Manhattan! I ripped off the wall that led from the kitchen into the Living room, and added all new cabinetry and basically started over! I purchased all new appliances, with a hooded vent that had a circular ventilation system to re-distribute. For those kitchens that do not have a window in your kitchen, a circular ventilation system is the best way to keep the smell out, and utilize your kitchen daily. I also tiled the counter top to really give the country french feeling, and used Yellow paint on the walls and white furniture to create a soft, cozy, warm feeling.