Best of Westchester: Renovating in the Area

Our contractors helped reimagine homes in the New York county

Westchester County offers residents the best of two worlds: the peace and quiet of the suburbs with easy and convenient access to New York City. So it’s no surprise that city dwellers turn to the bucolic region when they’re in need of more space and less noise. Not to mention, the area (which spans 450 square miles) offers an array of home styles, from Victorian and Tudor single-families to smaller Cape Cods and traditional Colonials. Ahead, we highlight a few Sweeten projects from across the county.


Nilda and Brian’s Tudor colonial home in Rochelle Heights was in perfect condition, with the exception of the dilapidated kitchen. They completely gutted the 250-square-foot space and opened up a wall to install a backdoor to the patio. Design-wise, the couple kept it very classic and clean, with two-tone cabinetry and integrated appliances. Scroll down and listen to how the couple found their general contractor on Sweeten.

bathroom vanity

Mother-daughter duo Alissa and Tatiana took on the renovation of Tatiana’s one-bedroom condo in Hartsdale. The project—everything from the carpeting to the doors had to go—started one week after closing on the unit, with the goal of creating a bright and light home. Both the kitchen and bathroom were decked out with marble and white cabinetry for a serene look.

white kitchen peninsula with golden chairs and blue kitchen cabinets with silver appliances after renovation

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Fourteen years, a trial project, and one bathroom renovation later, Tracey and Brian finally decided to take the plunge on renovating their kitchen and a powder room in Pelham Manor. They kept all of their existing appliances but brought in all new cabinets, countertops, stenciled floor tiles, and backsplash tile. In the bath, the couple focused on space-saving solutions, including a pocket door and a compact sink.

long bathroom mirror on a gray wall in a bathroom with white counter and sink after renovation

Any parent knows a shower-only household isn’t ideal for young children. So before moving into their new house in Pelham, Alexy and her husband decided to renovate one of the bathrooms first. In order to add a tub, an extended vanity, and a linen closet, their general contractor took square-footage from an adjacent hallway.

WATCH: Nilda and Brian talk about working with Sweeten to find their contractor

black tiles in a kitchen with gray cabinets and white over head cabinets after renovation

Soon after closing on their townhouse in Westchester County, these homeowners decided a kitchen remodel needed to happen as soon as possible. Many of the existing appliances no longer worked, and the dark brown cabinets, beige counters, and vinyl flooring didn’t help matters either. They reconfigured the layout and installed traditional fixtures and appliances.


While the location and bones of Brooke and Paul’s new Pelham home were perfect, the kitchen was far from it. They were accustomed to having a large, open space with an island for gathering. To bring the same look and feel to their new cook space, they took down the wall separating the dining room and kitchen, and added an eat-in island in its place. A custom L-shaped dining bench provided another space to enjoy family meals.

Learn how much it costs to renovate a kitchen in Westchester County, New York.

Sweeten handpicks the best general contractors to match each project’s location, budget, and scope, helping until project completion. Follow the blog for renovation ideas and inspiration and when you’re ready to renovate, start your renovation on Sweeten.

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