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Make This Apartment Great Again

Posted by Andrew D. in Sunnyside
Brief description

We have just purchased our first home and would like to make it our own. The apartment is very dated.

Project details
  • Space


  • Services

    Design and Build

  • Style


Before Conditions

Functional but...; A little worn; Outdated

Scope of work

1- Knock out a portion of the wall between living room and kitchen
2- Install new cabinets
3- Install new countertop / backsplash
4- Add parquet floor
5- Run additional water line for fridge

Flooring: Sand and refinish floors - General (Whole apartment except Bathroom)

Brick Walls: Expose one brick wall - Living room, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2


1- Remove and replace existing wall and floor tiles
2- Remove and replace existing sink and toilet
3- Expand room (incorporate neighboring closet into bathroom)
4- Install plumbing for washing machine

- Add crown moulding - General (Whole apartment except Bathroom)
- Add Baseboards - General (Whole apartment except Bathroom)

- Combine 2 closets into 1 larger closet - Hallways
- Build closets - Bedroom 2
- Refinish inside of walk-in closet - Bedroom 1

Lighting: Add overhead lighting - Bedroom 2, Living Room

Frank and his team of top-notch professionals demonstrated great attention to detail, dedication and transparency throughout the course of the project. We did a full-scope renovation with major apartment design changes and found this team very accommodating and an overall pleasure to work with. They were very accommodating with our design requests, and where we had questions or ran out of ideas, Frank and his team hit it home with great design and finish elements and solid execution. We’re confident that we made the right investment and that our home will stay in great shape for years to come. We purchased a co-op in a six-story ’30s building in Sunnyside, Queens, and hired Frank after a lengthy contractor selection process. We were even more relieved as it became clear that Frank had dealt with co-ops like ours before. Building rules, dealing with the super and all those other intangibles were taken in stride by him and his team. What a luxury. As with any GC and overall renovation, there were moments of frustration with subcontractors but again Frank and the team were always a step ahead and very accommodating. The project was well-organized and they were always attentive and transparent with communications. Bottom line, Frank is a craftsman and we feel like it really showed in the finished product. We would happily recommend his services, and have already done so with close friends and neighbors.