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A Historic Rowhouse Wreck Ready for Renters

The building exterior also underwent a facelift. We first removed the 1970s era screen door and awning. The exterior cornice was repainted black, …

Kitchens

Secret Storage and Room for Four in a Contemporary Studio

Frans and Dalal were happy to leave behind extra square footage but wanted to bring a few specific features to their new home: A mudroom, to ward off …

Home Improvement
New York City
Living Rooms

A Tiny Kitchen Gets a Big Makeover

With an eye on re-sale value, the owner of this Manhattan studio came to Sweeten to make the most of a small space with modern new finishes.

Real Estate

Renovation stories, tips, and inspiration

Kitchens
Living Rooms
Landscaping

Before & After: A Spacious Living Room Gets a New Look

At Apartment Therapy, we talk a lot about dealing with small spaces, but larger spaces can also present their own unique design challenge. When one …

Living Rooms

A Fresh Approach to Shower Storage

Pallavi and Keyur added some much-needed depth with contrasting black accent tile to their shower niches and along the tub exterior in their mostly …

Design

Kelly’s Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation – Sweeten in Brooklyn Heights!

Two years after Kelly purchased her studio apartment in a lovely Brooklyn Heights co-op, she was ready to take on a major overhaul of the old …

Kitchens

6 Tips for Finding the Right Contractor to Renovate Your NYC Apartment

MANHATTAN —Jean Brownhill Lauer bought a fixer-upper in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 2008, believing it would be a relatively easy project.<p>As an architect …

Real Estate
Dining Rooms
Dining Rooms

7 Space-Savvy Ideas to Maximize a Small Kitchen

Upon walking into Evelyn’s kitchen, her Sweeten contractor immediately envisioned a window seat to make better use of the small space. The idea …

Small Spaces

Top 3 Mistakes NYC Homeowners Make With Renovations

Over the last year, we’ve looked at some gorgeous NYC home renovations (see Exhibit A and Exhibit B) and we’ve rolled up our sleeves to get to the …

Don't Renovate Without a Licensed General Contractor!

The stodgy legal language is all up at NYC.gov, but here is a quick rundown:<p><b>*</b> <b>Anyone who provides home improvement work that costs more than $200 must</b> …

Home Improvement
Kitchens
Living Rooms
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Before & After: Lisa & Brian's Brooklyn Kitchen Transformation

Yikes. That's what I thought when I saw the 'before' version of Lisa and Brian's Brooklyn kitchen. Old cabinets covered in so many layers of paint …

Mid-Century modern

Before & After: A Sleek Update for a Cramped Condo

Finding your dream apartment in New York can be hard. So Austin found the next best thing: a less than dreamy apartment that could be turned into his …

Living Rooms

Tips for choosing between IKEA vs custom cabinets

<i>“Once you order the IKEA materials and you pay for assembly and installation, you’re not far off from a custom option that would last longer and</i> …