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Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling March 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Custom Kitchen Cabinetry

We are beginning a kitchen renovation in our brownstone and we have been collecting bids from several custom cabinet makers. The prices vary widely and I am having trouble discerning the difference between all the choices. Does anyone have any experience with the following cabinet makers; Honeybrook, Cabico, Crown Point, Rutt Regency, or Plain and Fancy? Or perhaps you could recommend one that is not on our list. Any help would be appreciated.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling March 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm


Anybody has experience with PureKitchen? Any idea about the pricing? would really appreciate any information. thanks.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling January 21, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Can you suggest a good handyman/woman for a small kitchen and bath renovation?

Hi, I’m in the process of purchasing a small apartment with popcorn ceiling throughout that supposedly has asbestos. We plan on testing this to confirm but would like to find someone who could renovate a kitchen (new cabinets, countertop, appliances but no moving of walls) and a bathroom (new floor, toilet, sink & cabinet and changing from a tub to a walk-in shower so we’ll need some tiling). The idea would be to not touch the ceiling if, in fact, it has asbestos so the work would have to be done without disturbing it. Additionally, we’ll need some floor sanding and painting. Any leads on a reliable, reasonably-priced and licensed handyman/woman who would be able to do this job would be great. The job is not a large one. Thanks!

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling January 17, 2014 at 11:51 am

Quartz seam acceptable?

I should be used to all the mediocre work that has been going on in my house but just wanted some opinions if I should go back to the installer on this. I had my new quartz master countertops installed and it fit poorly so the seam was cut with a hand tool on site. The resin in not flush the the surface and even missing in one spot. Some friends have said just to move on with the rest of my renovation disaster- I’m still bothered by the seam.

Any thoughts?

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Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling January 13, 2014 at 6:46 am

Which is good…..

Im palnning to redo my kitchen but im confused b/w granite and caesarstone…..has anyone had any experince of using it.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling January 2, 2014 at 3:06 am

looking for IKEA type of priced kitchen options.

This might be a silly question to ask, but I am looking for a kitchen with very small budget. I would probably go with Ikea, however I am seeking more options. Did anyone find any similar $$$ kitchens in Brooklyn? I heard there are some Chinese stores that do a good job and not a bad quality either. Please any help would be appreciated. Looking for modern contemporary design.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling December 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Need someone to refinish kitchen cabinet doors.

Our kitchen was remodeled about 20 years ago, and the cabinets are fine, but the doors need to be refinished or replaced. Anyone have any experience doing this? Any contractor recommendations? Thanks.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling December 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Kitchen range hood replacement

Over my stove is a ducted fan and light that must be replaced. It is about 35 years old and it is a Nutone VH330. I need somebody who can install a new one (ducted only) that will fit the duct work in the site of this one. Incidentally, it has been disconnected already from the circuit breaker. I just need the unit, not a cover since I want to keep the one that is there.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling December 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Architect, interior designer or contractor? Or a combo?


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.


Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling December 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Kitchen / Bathroom Reno in 1880 brownstone

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?
Many Thx

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling November 27, 2013 at 12:26 am

Full length shower doors?

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.

Any thoughts?

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling November 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Share a slab of luce di luna quartzite

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

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling November 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Seeking cabinet makers who work with repurposed wood

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.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling November 8, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Brand new in box 48 inch DCS Backguard with utensil rail and rack: $350 OBO.

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.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling October 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

ForSale 2:New Ikea Lillangen 15"cabinets & Sink

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.

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