Upper West Side Apartment Alteration and Remodel
About this project
We helped Vishal and Ishita renovate their 1,300-square-foot home in the prime Upper West Side location. The original layout included separate living room and dining rooms, and a long narrow hallway throughout the apartment. The clients wanted to complete a full apartment renovation and make the layout more functional by combining the living room with a dining room and part of the hallway to create a large open living space. Anna, the project planner, met with the family to capture the vision, timeline, and budget. She understood the goal was to modernize the apartment while improving the flow of the unit.
Every renovation project starts with the planning phase led by the project planners. At the at-home visit, Anna captured a 360 tour of the apartment to get accurate measurements and fast-track the project.
The design challenge was to deliver a modern yet classic aesthetic for the entire apartment that combined the existing design elements with the proposed upgrades. The goal was to combine the dining and living room areas creating a harmonious flow of natural light and air and increase the living space for entertainment. The design solution offered a modernized living room with recessed lighting, custom built-in shelving and an open layout, new flooring, lighting and painting for the entire apartment. The design and architectural teams collaborated to create the best layout to cater to the clients’ preferences. Finally, the choice was made and the clients felt confident in their decision.
Before the building stage began, the architect and project planning teams worked together to create and approve the architectural drawings with the building board and the Department of Buildings. After the new layout was approved, the construction team completed a full apartment renovation including the removal of walls, refinishing of the entire apartment, including walls, ceilings, doors, and windows, replacement of the floors, and installation of the light fixtures and recessed lighting. In a matter of several weeks, Ishita and Vishal had a newly-remodeled home that expressed their style, vision and improved functionality.