More about this projectThis renovation was featured on the Sweeten blog.
24th StreetPosted by Virginia A. in Gramercy
Buying an apartment that was previously occupied for 30+ years - needs updating!
Outdated; A little worn; Not my style
Scope of work
Living Room - large closet built by previous owner needs removal
Kitchen - widen opening to kitchen (non-load bearing wall opened), move fridge and replace all cabinets and appliances - looking at IKEA or similar cabinetry
Bathroom - replace tiles, vanity, medicine cabinet & shower body; remove built-in laundry hamper
I have to thank Sweeten for introducing me to one of the best contractors I have ever worked with in NYC. I have lived here for over 30 years and done many renovation projects but I have never worked with any group that was so well organized and on top of a renovation. Valentino and I worked together on the design for the apartment. I expanded the scope of the project a bit during the design phase - we tore down the wall enclosing the kitchen and opened it up into the living area, gutted the bathroom, replaced all the doors, and refinished the ceilings, walls, floors, etc. throughout the apartment. Valentino's bid for the project, with the exception of one or two items I added as the work progressed, was exactly what I paid. Valentino's office manager was invaluable from the start. She responded fully and quickly to all the paperwork requests I had to fulfill for the co-op Board. We had a small hiccup over the plumbing permit that delayed us for a couple of weeks and we had to move in during the last couple of weeks of finishing work. The entire project took about 2 1/2 months to complete. Valentino's crew was wonderful to work with and they were on the job each and every day through to the end of the project. They kept the entire space clean and neat and I never had a single issue with the building management or supervisor during the job. Their work was excellent and attention to detail impressive. When I have another renovation project to work on, Valentino will be the first and likely the only contractor I will call.