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Remodeling and Home Design

Brooklyn Townhouse Renovation 1

    Brooklyn, NY

    A Windsor Terrace house occupied by the same family since the 1950s required a complete interior renovation. The incoming family of four was to occupy the first two floors, and rent out the top floor. With some structural adjustments, we reconfigured all ground floor interior partitions, creating an open living room, dining room, and kitchen, with ample natural light. We carved three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms out of the remaining space, careful to provide natural light for each room. Bamboo flooring was chosen throughout for its durability, affordability, and sustainability. All original doors and casings were painstakingly refurbished and re-installed, and new moldings and trim chosen to complement the original detailing.

    To prevent water penetration in the cellar, we sealed the rear foundation wall from the exterior, and poured a new slab after removing the damaged existing slab. The formerly underused cellar now accommodates a playroom, office, wine bodega, work room and bathroom. Upstairs, the kitchen and bathroom were completely renovated, while the rest of the layout was preserved in order to reduce costs. A new wood floor and moldings brought fresh life to the apartment. Throughout the house, all plumbing and electrical systems were brought up to 2011 code, and all recessed light fixtures were specified low-wattage LED.

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