Park Slope Kitchen Renovation

by Shera Nuss

An outdated Park Slope kitchen gets a major update

For those who love to cook and entertain, an outdated kitchen can pose some annoying setbacks. Brooklyn couple Erin & Mark made do for 2 years in their Park Slope 1-bed before deciding to give their kitchen’s laminate surfaces and retro appliances a full upgrade. After having worked with a Sweeten member on a previous bathroom update, they knew he’d be perfect to tackle their kitchen project too. Erin, a film distributor, and Mark, an editor/journalist (who just launched a cool soccer magazine), couldn’t be happier with the result! So, we stopped in to check out the couple’s new, more functional kitchen.

Here’s what Mark & Erin were working with for those first 2 years…

The laminate surfaces muster up some serious nostalgia –but not in a good way! It was definitely time to bring in the team at NKCI.

After 3.5 weeks of construction, voila! The new kitchen features white quartzite countertops and ceiling-high storage. The updated space is so much brighter and more efficient.

The cabinetry had originally arrived on site unfinished and was painted white by Nick & his team. NKCI then built a custom unit to integrate the washer/dryer and refrigerator seamlessly into the white cabinets.

Nick’s team installed under-cabinet as well as over-cabinet lighting, and they also integrated a speaker system into the cabinetry (you can see one of the speakers up on the shelf in the corner of the room).

Another of Nick’s personal touches, are the glass-faced cabinets which are illuminated from within by strips of small LEDs.

We’d agree that it’s a major improvement –many thanks to Erin & Mark for sharing their new space!

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