Want a bigger kitchen but don't have the space? Blow out a wall and expand like we did with this Brookline Massachusetts Kitchen Expansion & Remodel.
Here's a photo of a recent Midtown East, NYC Wellbuilt project in the works. For this particular job we used non VOC paint with a semi-gloss finish, making it easy to wipe away handprints and stains. The clients have young twins who tend to run around the place so we came up with a solution to replace the slippery ceramic tile with a glue-down wood floor. Wellbuilt continues to use only the best sustainable products out on the market for our projects and clients. Stay tuned - more photos to come when the job is complete.
Macquarie Group is a leading provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and fund management services with international divisions in Australia, Korea, London, Dubai, and Singapore. In 2006 the group set out to facilitate a new approach towards the design and functionality of modern office environments. Based in Sydney, the Macquarie Group acquired a building on One Shelley Street. The project took approximately three years to complete as California-based Clive Wilkinson Architects collaborated with Sydney's Woods Bagot architecture branch to design the 330,000 square foot interior. Since its opening in 2009, One Shelley Street has won a variety of awards and praises for its creative design and take on environmental sustainability. One Shelley Street serves as a healthy dose of inspiration to Wellbuilt's pursuit of environmentally sound design and build solutions.
280 park avenue south NYC was a Wellbuilt collaboration with designer Daniel Grady Faires. This one bedroom apartment had a master bathroom sharing a common wall with an adjacent powder room. Both bathrooms were very small, outdated, and incredibly ugly. These bathrooms required a complete overhaul to bring them up to par with the high end finishes of the rest of the apartment.
Both bathrooms were completed gutted down to the studs and the adjoining wall was removed. In the walls place we installed a sliding frosted glass panel which would allow the powder room to open up into the master bath. With the two bathrooms now joined linked together by the frosted glass door, we could remove the master toilet and enlarge the usable space of master bath. This consisted of double his & her basins, enlarged rain head shower & stall, shower niches, and oversized medicine cabinet with three way mirrors. All new materials were used from Marble tile, marble counter tops, shower mixtures and faucets, bath, toilet, and custom mill work.
This delapidated one bedroom apartment in Chelsea New York was crumbling from years of neglect until Wellbuilt turned up. The little one bedder received a complete gut remodel of the bathroom, closets, kitchen and main living area. The kitchen remodel; involved re-sizing and structurally reinforcing the openings to create the perception of more space. New custom kitchen cabinetry was installed along new appliances, corian counter tops, and benjamin moore eco friendly paint. For the bathroom remodel; the floor area was increased by blowing out the existing walls and expanding into the bedroom. A new walk in closet was constructed which is now accessible via the bathroom. New plumbing fixtures were installed through out and milk glass panels used to line the walls of the bath/ shower area.
In this Madison avenue studio apartment an outdated kitchen & bathroom were completely demolished and removed. A hole was cut into a kitchen wall for the installation of a sky light and the walls of the bathroom were demolished so that new glass panel walls could be installed to allow more natural light into the shower. New Kitchen cabinets from Ikea were installed along with a modern upgrade of caesar stone counter tops, tile back splash, and appliances, all for a more modern and fresh look. A washing machine was also installed.
Cains Tavern at 36 Wilson avenue Brooklyn was a complete gut demolition and new bar fit out in an old convenience store in Brooklyn. Extensive demolition was carried out in the space including the removal of the existing shop front. To complete the bar fit out, all new materials and finishes were installed including; Australian cypress floors, pressed copper ceiling, plumbing, electrical, hvac system, custom millwork bar, and bar equipment. Cains Tavern opened early August 2011 and has links to local based firm Augenblick studios.
Hats off to Designer Celerie Kemble for her outstanding space at the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Celerie’s dark and masculine room was transformed into a woman’s library. Since the walls could not be touched, the team focused on adorning “the ceiling, floors, windows, furniture, and bookcases with every trick of her craft to add glimmer and put a little switch in its skirts.” Artist Miriam Ellner created an amazing ceiling of gold leaf and other metals on the reverse side of glass, verre eglomise, to create a “Chinoiserie inspired skyscape fantasy.” Wellbuilt had great pleasure in working Celerie and her team to bring such an important project to fruition.