Site Visit w/ Nick Knacks Creative Interiors

by Shera Nuss

This week we’re catching up with another one of our new GC’s — Nick Knacks Creative Interiors is a husband-wife team lead by Nick & Dawn Dillon. The homeowners (a pair of young, newly-wed professionals) chose Nick Knacks after interviewing 7 other contractors for this project which included renovating both a master (full) bath and a half bath in their Upper West Side home. Nick has a knack for details, so we’ve broken down the nitty-gritty on just the master bath makeover.

The Nick Knacks team did a complete gut of the bathroom space to discover rotted flooring along with old plumbing lines and pipes that would have to be re-routed in order to realize its new design. After re-routing the plumbing where necessary, they upgraded all of the wiring to code, also adding recessed ceiling lights, 2 vanity light fixtures, a silent vent fan, and designated dimmer switches… Then onto the details below!

Nick always stresses the importance of proper site prep — for this project, his team spent an entire day protecting surfaces, setting up equipment &  preliminary building materials to create a proper construction zone (which was also 99% dust free!).

Here’s a first view into the renovated master bath. Nick’s design featured classic white beveled-edge subway tiles and Benjamin Moore’s Aura Sweet Honeydew Melon on the walls, as well as framed inset medicine cabinets from Restoration Hardware, and a new granite top for the vanity.

When it came to the bathroom cabinets, Nick worked closely with these homeowners to come up with a custom solution that was “exactly it.” Nick did the design, fabrication, installation and wood staining of the double sink base cabinet (above) as well as a floating sink base and vertical storage cabinets in the half bath.

Nick’s eye for details is also found in the finish of the window sill and tub ledge where he matched the granite used on the vanity.

He also chose lighting and bath fixtures in polished chrome, including faucet and shower fittings from the Kohler Purist Collection. The floors and tub side were tiled with these unglazed porcelain in Linosa by Basaltina.

Nick says that the homeowners were so pleased with the bathrooms that they added a custom bedroom closet to the scope of the original project. Great work and many thanks to Nick & Dawn!

 

 

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