A Diamond in the Rough Radiates

通过 tisha梁朝伟

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 projectfound 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.

living room and entrywayGuest blog post 通过 Sweeten homeowner Laura

我们一直生活在一个初级4(卧室,厨房,客厅,可转换用餐区),我们租来的,因为我们的女儿出生了。我们认为我们会住在公寓了几年,但最终保持了10年。通过这一点,我们完全已经超越了空间,包括餐厅转换成一间卧室为我们的女儿和一个过时的和封闭的厨房。它缺乏第二个完整的浴室和壁橱空间了。最终,我们需要的是觉得像我们这样的空间。

family portraitdining roomliving roomWhen 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。

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我能理解他的观点。以前的主人在空间居住由她自己和所取得的第二个卧室壁橱。主浴室只有一个浴缸,厨房很窄(我们想知道,如果洗碗机可以拉一路下跌),以及食堂已经从餐饮扩展大件家具和内置插件到客厅,也取得了空间感觉变小。

我开始看其他合作社公寓与灵感同样的平面图建筑,发现一个刚刚经历了整修。基于它的布局,我能想象我们如何能够重新配置空间增添较长的走廊,更衣柜,并利用更多的空间较大的厨房。显示我的丈夫,并在一天后重新审视的空间后,他同意了,我们把在报价。另一个家庭也把报价在同一天,但最终我们的市场接受。

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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 projectWe 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.

kitchen stovekitchen迄今为止,在整个项目中最复杂,最困难的决定是如何设计和创造出理想的厨房。我们不得不说是结构性的两列,钢梁,可以不下来,和一个电热板,可以阻止我们建设了厨房入口壁。我们希望以某种方式打开了厨房,并添加一个岛屿,但它只是似乎并不可行。所以在我们最初的计划,我们将扩大厨房,但保持封闭,然后重新定位厨房外的电箱,所以我们可以在记入墙增加存储和柜台空间。

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.

hallway beforefoyerentryway我们还能够增加一个酒柜和指定的桌面空间,因为我们从家里和我们的女儿做功课工作日内。我们创建了40个柜存储,包括海绵下拉抽屉,二茶水柜,调料架,并吨抽屉,包括刀和一个适合大型银器。这可能是我们最喜欢的房间。

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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.

因为我们删除的条目壁橱这意味着我们只能有四个壁橱;我们需要解决这个。在主卧室,我们扩展了我们的房间到走廊放大一个小衣柜,这是那里,然后通过关闭另一空间(并重新分配的主浴室的门)建立第二个步入式衣柜。该并联另一个壁橱衣柜走廊延长两者都将保持床单和公用事业项目。

bedroombedroom desk and window seat在我们的女儿的房间里,我们从房间而不是走廊给她一个壁橱内改变一个衣柜门打开。然后通过添加一个新的双门衣柜,我们能够给她的两个额外的衣柜和消除对修整的需要。她也有一个窗口板凳,她可以坐下来阅读她的心脏集。我们可以添加这些并创建存储机遇之下。我们现在有七体面的壁橱中,更好的满足了我们的存储需求的家庭。

bedroombedroom drawerThe 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.

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演示只是在新的一年开始后,通过四月中旬持续。在项目过程中,我们力求做到快速和勤奋决策,使我们能够完成装修接近上日程。我们斯威特正规澳门赌场平台的工作是伟大的,我们可以添加一些有趣的设计元素,保持与风格,包括在三个地方壁纸和主衣柜门镜像谷仓门。

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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! 

LIVING AREA RESOURCES: Engineered wOOD˚Floors: PID地板. Interior decorating: Get Decorated.

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: KITCHENAIDRegina Andrew Design pendant lighting: Neiman MarcusWAC 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

MASTER BEDROOM RESOURCES: Regina Andrew Design sconce lighting: Neiman Marcus。 Chandelier: 西榆. Wallpaper in Bermuda Hemp in Elephant #5260: Phillip Jeffries

DAUGHTER’S BEDROOM RESOURCES: Sconces: 复兴。 Ceiling light fixture: 西榆。 paint in Mint Spritzer, #7005-11: 威士伯.

FOYER RESOURCES: Wallpaper 通过 ThinkNoirWallpaper: Etsy的Light fixture: 西榆.

A renovation on Central Park West started as an emergency but ended with a happy result.

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