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Condo Kitchen Reimagined – Fine Homebuilding

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The cabinets in this kitchen are painted Sherwin Williams Naval, a warm navy blue. The clients wanted something with warm undertones to play off the walnut wood tones.

Synopsis: In this urban condo, builder Nick Schiffer struck a balance between a modern look and a traditional aesthetic. Keeping two walls of cabinetry and appliances at the same height, with matching trim for the entire run, creates a cohesive space that ties the kitchen together. Because the home is a small, open loft, storage is particularly important, and Schiffer lists the different ways he went about creating additional space for everything from books to bottles to pots.


My company, NS Builders, teamed with Amy Lynn Interiors to revamp this one-bedroom condo in Boston’s Fort Point District. The old brick-and-beam building underwent a mediocre renovation in the 1990s, and we were hired to brighten it up and reconfigure the entire home,

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4 Fresh Renovation Ideas We’re Stealing from the Newly Reimagined San Luis Creek Lodge

Designer Nina Freudenberger describes her first visit to the old San Luis Creek Lodge, located in downtown San Luis Obispo, California, as a step back in time—well, more of a leap. “There seemed to be a medieval theme,” she says, recalling the four-poster beds, gray stone fireplaces, and dark wood ceiling beams. “Everything felt so heavy.” 

Tasked by PRG Hospitality Group with redesigning the lobby and its three guest buildings, Freudenberger landed on a modern vision for the spaces that called for fresh wall treatments and major bathroom makeovers. Still, even amid all the new white paint, the designer didn’t lose the cozy lodge details. “I wanted to keep it warm, almost like a Danish farmhouse,” she says. All the inspiration you could possibly need for your very own reno is waiting in this newly reimagined getaway. 

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Renovation, reimagined – This hot company is your reno one-stop shop

You’re spending a lot more time at home. And you’ve reached the point where you can’t turn a blind eye anymore. It’s time to renovate the bathroom. Or the kitchen. Or maybe both.

But where do you begin? There are a hundred decisions to be made. How do you find contractors you can trust? How do you choose from the seemingly endless options for tile, flooring, fixtures and colors—and where will you find the time to hunt them down? Will you need an architect, what about permits and approvals? And how long will you have to live in construction-project hell?  

Block Renovation, a young Brooklyn-based company, can answer all these questions and more for too-busy-to-figure-it-all-out clients in NYC and environs, with plans to grow beyond those boundaries. Block’s platform has turned the proverbial nightmare of renovation into a predictable experience of ease, speed, reliability and head-turning results. The idea is

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Home Spaces Reimagined Due To Pandemic

When people have lots of time on their hands, they tend to get creative. 

That has certainly been true during the pandemic when DIY projects have become super popular, with home improvement stores seeing a boost in sales. Sheltering in place has inspired many homeowners on Long Island to reimagine and improve the look and function of their dwellings. 

Working from home and remote learning have meant that families have had to create dedicated spaces in a jiffy, while some parents have been busy repurposing rooms, attics, and basements for their grown kids, who were suddenly leaving college dorms and city pads and moving back home. 

According to a recent survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. homeowners on Houzz, 70 percent reported reported they were thinking about making changes that could help them enjoy

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