Category: Before & After

Phase II begins…

Today we officially started work on the third floor. Wife and I have been very busy these past few weeks moving all our stuff to the second floor so that we may begin work on the third floor. Rather then…

Kitchen

The kitchen is so close I can almost taste it. Special thanks to Dylan, who brought his talents to Gowanus and helped move a lot of heavy items. The oven is now in its final resting place. Notice anything missing…

Happy one-year anniversary, house!

Last Tuesday, June 4, was the one-year anniversary since husband and I closed on the Gowanus manor. It’s been quite a ride. We’ve been working on it regularly for probably about 10 months, and after this summer, we hope it…

Covering the beam

We have a support beam that drops right down into our kitchen island (left pic). We weren’t sure how we were going to cover it. One friend suggested the funky siding-style at the Gramercy Park Hotel, another something in stainless…

Mixed feelings about the backsplash

The white subway tile looks great, but we’re a bit unsure about the super dark grout. We wanted dark grout, but probably should have gone dark gray instead of black. We might chip some out and try to replace it…

How our second floor looks now

  Remember when the second floor was chopped into a lot of little rooms, or had holes in the hole, or was just drywall everywhere? Well, these days it resembles an actual room – and there’s an actual kitchen!

Battle of the blue

Our plan has always been to duplex the top two floors of the house, so we had to add an extra door in front of the staircase to do this. (Otherwise Sylvester the cat will be all over the place.)…

Renovation by the numbers

35: Boxes of Australian cypress flooring from Lumber Liquidators 5: gallons of Gray Ghost paint by Olympic from Lowes 13.5: gallons of drywall mud

Flooring continues

Today we got a lot more flooring done. Husband and I are in pain tonight. Only 2-3 more days of this! Oy. But it’s really looking great. Details: 5 1/4-inch Australian Cypress from Lumber Liquidators