“During” and “After” pictures of a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, kitchen renovation that included installing handsome new walnut flooring. Photographs courtesy Sweeten
The renovation of this Brooklyn kitchen involved replacing an area of “before” floor tile with new “after” hardwood parquet matched to the original, which is no longer produced. Photographs courtesy Sweeten
“Before” it was renovated, this Manhattan apartment had light-stained oak floors, which were given a dark finish to create an “After” interior of great sophistication. Photographs courtesy Sweeten
The owner of this high-style 900-square-foot apartment in Manhattan’s iconic London Terrace building is a friend of Sweeten’s founder and CEO, Jean Brownhill. She so admired how the homeowner and his builder worked together to completely transform the space that she recruited the contractor, Gregorio E., into her referral service. Gregorio’s team removed the kitchen island, installed white lacquer cabinets, and white marble countertops. The homeowner designed the living area’s custom built-in millwork, which combines a high-gloss-lacquer section with a walnut storage unit. He kept the original oak floors but transformed them with a matte black finish. The result looks natural and effortless now, but it took the homeowner more than six tries, and eight coats, to get the exact stain effect he wanted—well worth the effort, in my opinion!
195 Chrystie Street, #502H
New York, NY 10002
Sweeten makes free general contractor referrals in the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. They typically focus on major renovations starting at $15,000.