Construction Diaries: Sara + Mike – Vol. I

New suburbanites record a “selfie” tour of their 1929 home renovation

First-time homeowners Sara and Mike have big plans for their Tudor in  Bronxville, NY. We asked the couple to share a “selfie” tour of their Sweeten project. To tackle the renovation, the couple posted their project on Sweeten, a free service matching renovators with vetted general contractors, and chose a design-build firm. 

Here, they tell us how they found their 1929 forever home and how Sweeten gave them the “curation factor” they needed to find the right general contractor.

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For more, read Sara and Mike’s full renovation journey in their blog post.

Introduction: Sara + Mike tell us about their project

Episode 1: Before demolition of the first floor

In this first episode, they walk us through the plans for opening up the first floor of their Westchester Tudor, combining the kitchen and dining room and creating a new butler’s pantry, mudroom, and powder room. Let’s check it out BEFORE demolition begins! (Camerawork courtesy of Mike.) 

Episode 2: Before demolition of the second floor

Sara and Mike talk about plans for turning the second-floor hall closets into laundry space.

UP NEXT: Click below to watch Vol II 

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