Forum: Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling
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I’d like to remodel my kitchen. I’m interested in a new layout, not simply tearing out old cabinets/appliances and replacing them with new ones. I will eventually need help deciding on the “look” of my kitchen, but at this point, I”m more interested in making it a more efficient use of space.
Who helps me do this? An architect, interior designer or contractor?
And does anyone have any recommendations for any of the three? It’s a fairly small kitchen, so I’m not sure how many agencies will take on such a small project.
I am about to resume my renovations, and need some suggestions. I have two very small bathrooms which were originally meant only for a tub (outhouse was out back). Over the years toilets and (corner) sinks were crammed in. Plumbing is on the outside of the walls. I need to make one bathroom larger, expanding by knocking down the wall to the bedroom. I want to keep the character, tub, sink etc. but do I need to redo the plumbing? Or can it just be sheetrocked over? Anyone know of a contractor who would be sensitive to such a project?
I also have a very old non working stove, cast iron, that was a wood / gas combo. It is not in good condition but I would like to have it refurbished, for decoration purposes, not to actually work. Anyone know of someone who can get rid of the rust and re enamel?
Lastly, windows. Need to repair old ones and frames, not willing to replace them. Suggestions?
Does anyone here have a walk in shower where the door is full height?
My wife has been looking on Houzz etc and is wanting to do the shower door full height so the steam stays in the shower area but i’m worried about mold etc.
After much research I have decided to put a quartzite countertop onto an island in my newly renovated kitchen. I have found a slab from a stone shop in Williamsburg and already have a fabricator lined up that will cut and install. The slab is approximate 10′ x 5′ x 1 1/4″, my island is 5′ x 4′. I’ll be using approx. half the slab. If you want a small countertop cut for a kitchen or bathroom from this beautiful stone, please contact me. We can share some of the cost and make it more affordable for us both. 718-440-6665
Hi, I am new to this forum, but I’m re-visiting a popular topic. I am collecting names/getting estimates from cabinet makers who have a good track record in doing kitchen work with repurposed wood. I am also open to looking at designs made with “sustainably harvested” wood, but I have a lot of questions about what that means! Thank you.
Selling this brand new in box 48 inch full DCS Backguard with utensil rail and rack. It’s really beautiful but, long story short, it didn’t get installed at the point in the process it needed to be installed. Our loss is your gain.
Retails for $579 plus tax and delivery. Yours for $350 OBO. It’s in the box and never was used. The utensil rack was taken out of the box but the backguard itself has never been removed.
In Center Slope.
Brand new items…Never installed/used but are assembled. Would return but tossed boxes. Cabinets are black/brown and frames are included Perfect for small bathroom. $120. takes all. Items are in Park Slope. Let me know if interested.
I’m looking to have some floating shelves built and installed, but I’m having some trouble locating someone to do the work. I’ve already been in touch with Transcend Construction, but they’re not able to help. Here’s what I’m looking to do:
In short, I’m looking to install some floating shelves in three spots in my apartment. I’m attaching photos to add a bit more clarity.
Two of them are super-simple. In each bathroom, I’d like to replace the current ugly shelves (you’ll see in the pictures) with one-piece solid wood floating shelves (1 shelf in each room).
In the first shot, the shelf would just be flush with the wall on three sides (the left, right, and back walls). In the second shot, the shelf would start at the left edge of the current shelf and extend the length of the mirror to the wall on the right (the outlet would need to be rotated so that it sat horizontally).
The last one is the hard one. I’d like to set up four evenly spaced floating shelves on the wall of the living room, as in the poorly photoshopped third photo. The shelves would be roughly 9 13/16″ deep, roughly 64 1/2″ long and 2″ thick. However, my concern is the ability of the wall (drywall + metal studs) to hold that much weight — I’m guessing it might need to be reinforced.
Anyway, I’m wondering if anyone has had a good experience with a similar project.
Thanks in advance!
anybody know what to do or who to call if the stove is not igniting? the appliance itself is only 2 years old, but out of warranty. is it something an electrician would be able to fix?
I’m looking for inexpensive granite countertops if such a thing exists in the New York area. Hoping to keep it under $40 a Sq Ft. My number one preference would be Blue Pearl. Would appreciate any tips on companies that may sell this or other types at a deep discount. I need 21 Sq Ft installed.
Any suggestions for websites where we can look at different brands and tiles of fixtures/appliances? We are about to start a gut renovation job and would need t start looking at different options to choose from.
Does anyone have experience with Restoration Hardware bathroom hardware – faucets, shower bodies et al? I am hearing differing views. I have heard it is made my Newport Brass. Not sure if that is still true and don’t know if that is good or bad. Thoughts on quality? Thanks.
We just bought an 1890s townhouse that has a bathroom with an antique clawfoot in it, original tiling, etc. The sellers had hacked together a hideous plumbing solution to use modern faucets that they stuck in the walls (with a plastic shower curtain *behind* the faucets!). We’d like to get the bathroom touched up -and the wall repaired – and are looking for contractor suggestions.
Looking to sell this new, never installed 54″ porcelain-coated steel tub. I think it is an American Standard. Purchased for a renovation but never installed. There is a small, factory-repaired ding at the front of the tub–you can see it in the pictures. Tub retails for app’x $450.
Craigslist posting is here: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/for/4078862641.html
hello all, i am so frustrated. I need my vent pipe installed from the wall to the hood and cabinet cut out etc. My contractor will not do it (he’s a wimp). The cabinet installers wanted to charge me $500 to do it. and The appliance store will only do the hood intall not the pipe or the cabinets. So is there some one out there with some fortitude and earnest willing to work. I am getting all the necessary pieces tuesday morning. Please let me know, thanks all.