In this West Village kitchen, a waterfall island adds storage and a work surface
“After” photos by Pixy Interiors for Sweeten
Homeowners: Erin and Jonathan posted their West Village kitchen renovation project
on SweetenWhere: West Village, Manhattan, New YorkPrimary renovation: Refresh and create a new kitchen layout in their 750-square-foot apartmentSweeten general contractor
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Remodeling an outdated 80’s West Village kitchen
Though Erin and Jonathan’s West Village kitchen in their 750-square-foot apartment was, for the most part, functional, it didn’t suit their style. Another downside: the kitchen did not make the best use of the available space. Open to the living area, there was plenty of room to add the built-in island on the couple’s wish list, plus reimagine the layout. Ready to bid farewell to the ‘80s cabinetry and shabby tile flooring, they posted the project to Sweeten and were matched with a general contractor.
Picking renovation materials and kitchen appliances
The basic kitchen transformed into a bright, modern marvel complete with new stainless steel appliances, a waterfall island, and light fixtures. The overall contemporary culinary space also got some more classic updates, like the Shaker-style cabinets and herringbone tile backsplash. To connect the kitchen with the rest of the living area, 5-inch white oak flooring was installed throughout.