Q: My husband and I just bought an apartment in Manhattan and are struggling with how to renovate our kitchen. We love the idea of opening up the kitchen and making it more interactive but we can't expand the size of our kitchen or reposition the sink or dishwasher because of the apartment rules and our budget. How would you lay out this kitchen and open it up to the living room area?
Sent by Lauren
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