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Kitchen Reno

Posted by Rashmi P. in Upper East Side
Brief description

I own a studio apartment and want to change the layout (primarily to have a larger and more open kitchen area). All the elements of the scope of work are “must haves”. We already have board approval and most of the design done, but other aspects - filing and pulling DOB permits, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, labor, raw materials and finish materials - are anticipated.

Project details
  • Space

    Entire Unit

  • Services


  • Style


Before Conditions

Functional but...

Not user-friendly and lacking storage space.

Scope of work

*NOTE: Referenced drawing can be provided via email.

• Remove existing stove, dishwasher, sink, faucets, counter, refrigerator, microwave oven, and all cabinets from the kitchen
• Remove existing closet walls, shelving, and other walls as shown on drawing
• Remove existing wood floor, tiles, etc. from existing sleeping alcove and kitchen area. Remove existing wall between existing kitchen and sleeping alcove
• Remove existing light fixtures from entire apartment including the bathroom


• Install ceramic tiles provided by owner in the kitchen floor, and walls as shown on the drawing
• Install new stove, sink, faucet, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave oven, kitchen counter, cabinets, etc. provided by the owner
• Install new light fixtures (provided by the owner) and switches, outlets (by contractor) under the over the counter cabinets
• Provide new closets/shelves, etc. as shown on drawing
• Relocate existing intercom buzzer as indicated

• Install new light fixture and shower head provided by the owner (BATHROOM)
• Provide new circuit breakers in the existing electrical panel (HALLWAY)
• Provide switches, electrical outlets, etc. as shown on the drawing (HALLWAY)
• Install new smoke detector connected to the electrical circuit
• Install new through the wall A/C unit and new track light furnished by the owner

• Provide new linen closet as shown on the drawing (BATHROOM)
• Repair and clean/sandblast existing wood tile floor as needed and provide one coat of clear polyurethane sealer on the floor (LIVING / BED ROOM/ HALLWAY)
• Paint all walls, ceiling closets, doors, etc. in the apartment including the bathroom

Dominick, his project manager John, and the rest of the team were amazing. Throughout the process they were courteous and pleasant to deal with, helpful and patient when it came to making decisions, responsive to questions and concerns, and skillful at adapting to unexpected challenges. They also went out of their way to make sure my apartment ended up just the way I wanted it - and often had useful design and technical suggestions to make it even better. They stayed within budget, too. I can't recommend them enough!