After spending many years patching up a rental they lived in together, two architects decided to purchase their very own fixer-upper on the top floor of an 1890s brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. One may wonder whether Kate Meagher and Arthur Liu had the same basic questions as non-design pros when it came to budget calculations, […]
Renovating for resale in Brooklyn: a kitchen and bath remodel enjoyed by current & future homeowners Heather and Doug’s 1980s South Slope condo was in need of an update, but given the family’s eventual plans to move, they kept putting off a renovation. When DIY fixes (also known as “tape”) were no longer enough, it […]
Here on the Sweeten blog, we aim to translate insight from NYC renovators and contractors into information you can use to make better decisions about improving your home. After a look at different styles and materials of bathroom wall tiles, we’re moving along to floor tile. While some tiles work on both the walls and the floors, […]
This week, we took a swing through Park Slope for a tour of a boom-era New York bathroom that had understandably gone bust in the intervening, oh, 80 or so years. Elinor and Joel lived with the bathroom’s pros and cons and got to know it’s fickle personality well before posting their project on Sweeten, so they were […]
Each week, we aim to translate insight from NYC homeowners and contractors into information you can use to make better decisions about improving your home. This week: a look at a few of our favorite backsplash choices from Sweeten projects to show how simple elements can make a kitchen distinctive and beautiful.
A modern update for a Park Slope home “It’s an amazing feeling to walk into our apartment and feel like it’s our ‘home’ — and we owe much of that to Peter and his team.” –Marie Clare K., Homeowner When Park Slopers Marie Clare & Peter purchased their first home together early this year, the […]
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