A remodel invigorates a tired layout for a Manhattan family
劳拉和兰迪几乎走到离阳光上东合作社，他们将生活在与他们的女儿，摩根消失，但第二次看改变了主意。一切都感到局促，厨房，走廊，甚至单位的五个壁橱，但在一个合适的灵感，他们发现了公寓潜力。他们转向了甜头， posted their project和 found a general contractor they felt was the right fit for them。 Come see how they opened their kitchen to include a built-in desk niche, created seven closets和 enlarged a foyer with a wallpaper-covered ceiling.
When we started our search in January 2017, we looked at a number of apartments. Among our list of must-haves: quiet, two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen that could be opened up, closet space, a nice building和 great natural light. 当我们第一次看到我们的公寓在5月份，我们只有15分钟，通过它，而我认为它可以工作比我们（感谢神奇的自然光线和罕见的东/西曝光）以前也没见好转，有一些事情我们就需要改变。我的丈夫认为这是不会满足我们的需求。尽管这是一个1250平方英尺的公寓，他认为厨房是太紧张，有没有足够的壁橱（只有五和更小的尺寸大部分），并有一个缺乏走廊。他只是有一个整体感，空间感觉太小。
Ahead of our August close, we started to interview contractors to scope out the work based on our budget. We interviewed two contractors from friend and family recommendations and another that my husband found through his online search that led him to Sweeten.
我们曾经 matched with a Sweeten contractor who quickly reached out to us. After an on-site meeting with him, we knew this general contractor was the right match for our project. We immediately felt excited about his enthusiasm and ideas and worked together to design a floor plan that made sense to us.
Then we went through the long, dreaded wait for permits and the board approval process. It took us through the month of December to get approved so we could proceed with our renovation. During this time, however, we were able to review countless inspiration photos and decide what and how we wanted the space to look and feel.
She had her heart set on a window bench where she could sit and read. 我们曾经 able to add these and create storage opportunities underneath.
On the day before the demo, we decided to forgo a separate dining room space, extend the kitchen和 add an island and bar stools. We would leverage the living space for both the living and dining rooms and the island would be a focal point tying both rooms together. This would allow an open concept space for meals and entertaining.
We knew we wanted to extend the entryway as it was incredibly narrow with two closets on either side of the front door. We decided to keep the larger walk-in and remove the smaller one and create a place that was pretty but also functional.
The bathroom is small but we were able to convert the bathtub into a walk-in shower with three different shower heads and update all the tile. A large medicine cabinet and a vanity with four drawers that fit around the pipes provided more storage. As a splurge, we added a towel warmer.
Since we’ve moved in, we worked with a decorator on the finishing touches including rugs, lighting和 artwork and have made our new space really feel like home. We’ve now settled in and couldn’t be happier with the outcome!
Thank you, Laura, Morgan和 Randy, for sharing your family home with us!
KITCHEN RESOURCES: 振动筛式 cabinets: Custom from general contractor. Cabinet hardware: 亚马逊。石英çountertops and backsplash: COMPAC. 水槽： 克劳斯。龙头： 高仪. Refrigerator, dishwasher, wine cooler和 stove: KITCHENAID. Regina Andrew Design pendant lighting: Neiman Marcus. WAC Track lighting 通过 WAC Lighting: build.com。 paint in White Heron, #OC 57: Benjamin Moore。酒吧凳： tisha梁朝伟 PID地板 。水晶吊灯： 壁灯： 地板： COMPAC OOD˚F CB2. Desk niche wallpaper: 西布鲁克.
BATHROOM RESOURCES: Carrara marble floor and wall tile: Tiles 通过 Kia, Long Island City, NY. Shower fixtures, toilet和 vanity: 科勒. 水槽： 弗雷斯卡. Medicine cabinet: 按摩浴缸。 paint in Paper White, #OC-55: Benjamin Moore.
A renovation on Central Park West started as an emergency but ended with a happy result.
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