Kerry O'Brien

Hafeezaza’s sugary Upper West Side kitchen and bathroom

This week, I got to live indirectly through a delightful homeowner’s kitchen transformation on the Upper West Side. Hafeeza and her husband made the big move from a 4,500-square-foot home in suburban New Jersey to Manhattan’s Upper West Side in 2013. After raising five children, Hafeeza and her husband were ready for a retired relocation …

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Renovation of the kitchen in Carol’s Carroll Street, Brooklyn

Last summer, Carol W. and her husband undertook the kitchen remodel they’ve been envisioning for nearly three years. Today, Carol shares their renovation story and walks us through each of the detailed decisions they made. One after another, these changes have solved individual storage and surface problems; together, these changes transformed the function and atmosphere …

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A small kitchen transforms into an industrial warehouse atmosphere

A cooking space transforms with reclaimed wood, kitchen shelving and a cascading worktop Editor’s Note: This post, originally published in July 2015, shows that smart storage never gets old. Here’s a look at what happens when Manhattanites make bold changes in a small kitchen, like tearing down kitchen walls! This Hell’s Kitchen remodel would have …

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Upper West Side Kitchen Renovation Mellowed by Heather – Host Message from Homeowner

This week’s guest post comes to us from Heather in Manhattan, a first time buying a home and renovator who decided to redo her kitchen on the Upper West Side with the resolute goal of removing an offensive wall and filling the new open space. with elegant bases. Inspired by the open kitchen in the …

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Ketrina’s Sweetened Clinton Hill Kitchen – Guest Post by Homeowner Home

This week we return to Clinton Hill with Ketrina, art director of the Wall Street Journal. We LOVE this neighborhood (oh hey, Sanaya, Kyle and Angela and Billy and Sally!) And were thrilled to help Ketrina take care of business in her previously tiny kitchen. Read on for Ketrina’s debrief on her Brooklyn kitchen remodel. …

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Before and After: Barrin’s Carroll Gardens Kitchen Renovation – Sweetened!

Barrin in Carroll Gardens spent 18 years in his three-bed, two-bath condo before deciding that quick fixes and kitchen appliance swaps were no longer cutting him. The kitchen had a huge advantage: large space anchored by a beautiful original cedar beam. The disadvantages? Formica counters and peeling chipboard furniture struggle hard to make it into …

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Before and After: Lee’s Midtown East Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation – Sweetened!

Here we have one of those before and after that is a little hard to believe at first glance. Lee Hoffman, CEO and founder of the Memoir photo-sharing app, bought a 1 or more bedroom, 1 bathroom co-op in Midtown East last year. The original kitchen and bathroom were a little bleak; the kitchen was …

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