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Star Kitchen: Michael Symon's Kitchen Renovation

Michael Symon unveils his new Cleveland kitchen in Food Network Magazine. 

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Michael's Renovated Home Kitchen

Michael Symon and his wife, Liz, bought this nearly century-old Tudor in Michael's hometown, Cleveland; he has six restaurants in the area. The house came with a tiny kitchen and a prayer room — neither of which suited the Iron Chef. Renovations took almost a year, but the wait paid off: Now the couple has a 700-square-foot entertaining space with a six-burner BlueStar range, an espresso station and a wine alcove that holds 850 bottles.

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The Kitchen: Before

Though Michael splits his time between Cleveland and New York City, he and Liz found themselves living in hotels and out of suitcases when they were back in Ohio. "We got many offers from our moms to stay with them," he says. "But I'm 45; I wasn't going to move in with my parents." 

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Wine Room: Before

Previous owners used this tiny space as a prayer and meditation room. 

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Wine Room: After

Michael and Liz decided to install enough hooks to hold 850 bottles of wine, including Lulu 62, an Oregon-grown pinot noir blended by Liz and served at all of Michael's restaurants.

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