This small Prospect Park kitchen didn't have much going for it. It had limited storage, poor lighting, and some odd half-height walls that cut it off from the rest of the apartment. It was time for a change. 

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To transform their space, the apartment's owners contracted with local firm Alan Michael Carpentry, who they found through The Sweeten, a website that connects New York-area homeowners with local designers and contractors.  

It's amazing how just removing the knee walls makes this space seem so much larger. New cherry cabinets go all the way to the ceiling, visually extending the space while also providing extra storage, and that green glass backsplash gives the room a certain je ne sais quoi. 

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To see more of this project, visit the project page on The Sweeten

(Images: The Sweeten)