the apartment is almost all wrapped up. just waiting on the countertop backsplash, final plumbing, and moving day. so close, i can’t wait! sorry for the picture heavy post ahead.
we are in the home stretch. floors, walls, fixtures done. need countertops, hardware, glass shower door, and french doors. i’m less freaked out by the color choices now, and can see how it all works together.
things are coming along and we are only looking at a few more weeks of work. i have to admit that i am pretty eager to move. the kitchen cabinets are in and the bathroom is nearly complete. just floor staining, painting, countertops, and finishing touches to go!
the working is coming along on the new apartment, to the point where i can actually envision living there. tile is up in the bathroom and wood floors down in the kitchen. walls are patched and painted and just waiting for our light fixtures.
by way of update, demo is complete and the apartment is in that state where you can’t imagine it ever looking good again. so much of the budget goes to what is behind the walls that it’s hard to get excited. i keep trying to remember that we are slowly getting there…
many months ago, we bought a new apartment. because of the joys of renovation approvals in nyc, we only just started doing the work.
as you may remember, i did some renovations on my current place a few years ago. however, i have quickly learned that even though we aren’t moving walls, this is a whole other animal. first, it is a prewar building, so who knows what we will find when we open walls. second, the rules are much stricter, especially since the building is designated as a historical site. finally, there are so many small decisions to make. i now understand why people hire decorators.
here are some before pictures. the kitchen was last renovated in the 80’s, and the bathroom is “original.”