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  • A primer on cooking with steam and convection ovens A Bosch steam convection oven in Amy and Nick’s kitchen If you love to cook you’ve probably heard about steam cooking. This method has graduated from the vegetable steamer of the… The post Prepping with Steam-powered Cooking appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • With a lot of wasted space, Rashmi knew a more efficient floor plan was in order Project: Intelligent use of space in a Manhattan kitchen Before: When Rashmi purchased a one-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side, she wanted to renovate the… The post A Kitchen Turns True Blue appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A step-by-step guide and timeline for a kitchen renovation Dalal and Frans’ kitchen renovation One of the most common questions that we at Sweeten hear from homeowners is “How long does a kitchen renovation take?” This usually comes right after “How… The post How Long Does a Kitchen Renovation Take? appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Whether cooking for two or ten, design your space for all to enjoy Hosting friends and family in your home is a big job with a seemingly endless to-do list. There’s the cleaning marathon the day before, picking up ingredients, and grabbing… The post 7 Kitchens Renovated for Entertaining appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Like a phoenix, this trinity house rose from the ashes Today, we’re taking a look at the rebirth of a trinity townhouse in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Center City Philadelphia. The house, built in the style of a trinity, a… The post A Trinity House Restored to New Heights appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Old plumbing called for a creative solution to elevate a bath space Project: Modernize a bath in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn Before: Older apartments often come with quirks, especially with plumbing. In Lori’s 1930 co-op apartment in Brooklyn, one of those quirks materialized as… The post An Odd Bathroom Finds a New Pedestal appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A step-by-step guide and timeline for a bathroom renovation Alicia and Ed’s Brooklyn renovation How long does a bathroom renovation take? In general, our Sweeten contractors say that the construction period for a bathroom project will average about a week. Overall, expect the… The post How Long Does a Bathroom Renovation Take? appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Got more style than space? Here’s how to close the door on clutter When it comes to keeping your wardrobe organized, there’s nothing better than a custom closet with plenty of room for clothing, shoes, and accessories. As a free… The post 5 Closets for the Fashion-Obsessed appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • No flue? No problem. With easy-to-install options, any home can have a fireplace When you hear the word “home,” a vision of family and friends gathered around a fireplace invariably pops up. It is, perhaps besides the kitchen table, the most… The post Ventless Fireplaces: Chimney Not Needed appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A couple reconfigures their living space for a new family addition When work started, Idalee, 25 weeks pregnant, and her husband, Danny, had a natural deadline to turn their one-bedroom apartment into two bedrooms. Previously, the couple, along with their dog… The post A Brooklyn Home Adds a New Bedroom appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Refacing kitchen cabinets goes a long way Project: Reface kitchen cabinets from dark to light in Manhattan Before: When the homeowner bought her one-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side four years ago, a lot of good work was already… The post A Quick Fix Brightens a Kitchen appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • To increase surface and storage space, a two-seater counter and peninsula is all you need If you live in a studio or a small apartment, there’s a good chance that your kitchen is tiny. When planning the floorplan of a… The post 5 Small Kitchen Peninsulas appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Sweeten’s Founder + CEO Answers Your Renovation Questions Welcome to #4 in our series, designed to bring clarity to some of the mysteries of renovating and answer questions we hear on a daily basis! Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or… The post Q&A with Jean: What’s important when hiring a contractor? appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Set as the next culinary trend, the partners continue to expand on its Japanese-Hawaiian-inspired cuisine Building on the success of their first counter-serve restaurant in Chinatown, the founders of Chikarashi develop their hold on a modern interpretation of poke (pronounced poh-keh), a… The post Chikarashi Dives into a Second Space appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Colossal cabinets and an island are dialed back for a seamless flow Project: Renovate a kitchen to blend into shared space Before: When Ainsley and Simon moved into their two-bed, two-bath co-op in Park Slope two years ago, they already… The post An Overpowering Kitchen Learns to Lighten Up appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • What may seem like spine-chilling spaces often make way for impressive results Happy Halloween! In the renovation world, nothing is more satisfying than witnessing the transformation of a dark “before” into a bright happily-ever-“after.” Here are four that haunt us, in a good… The post Boo-tiful Transformations appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A renovation overcame some bumps to dramatically update a co-op Lindsay, Nicholas, and Sibyl the cat returned to New York City after two years in Baltimore. Rather than renting this time, the couple was bent on owning and creating a home.… The post An Art Deco Co-op Reaches Its Potential appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A reno for better storage yielded maximum use for a closet—and a pantry Project: Combine multiple closets for more efficient storage. Before: When Melissa Young first set eyes on her new apartment, she was thrilled. It was a sunlit studio… The post A Small Studio Gets Big Storage appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Having contingency plans offers capital protection for unplanned events Root and Bone restaurant in Manhattan by Sweeten contractor Ner. Starting a business is both daunting and exciting. It could mean that you will finally be your own boss, or have… The post Commercial Guide: Pacing Your Budget During Renovation Process appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A cleverly conceived workspace is your ultimate daily organizer Few city apartments have the space for a dedicated home office, and we at Sweeten love seeing the creativity that stems from designing in small spaces. From closet-to-desk conversions to beautifully… The post Finding Your Home Office Niche appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Now you can have America’s-next-top-chef pro-style quality at home When commercial appliances first appeared on the home kitchen scene some 20 years ago, they were the couture of cooking: beautiful, very expensive, and available only to a select few who… The post Commercial-Style Kitchens on High appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A New Jersey basement transforms into a spot for music, lounging, and laundry In 2015, Cristiana and her husband fell in love with a beautiful old house in Glen Rock, New Jersey (Bergen County). Original details from 1918 had been… The post A ’70s Basement Turns into a Happy Family Room appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • No dancing in the kitchen! A cooking couple improves the flow Project: Optimize the workflow of a kitchen in Queens Before: Lisa and Chris (with their four-year-old daughter Mackenzie and a dog called Porkchop) bought their prewar co-op apartment in Kew Gardens… The post A Clumsy Kitchen Becomes a Masterpiece appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Fumble no more when you place everyday items at arm’s length In city apartments, bathrooms are usually such small spaces, it makes sense to keep the clutter tucked away in drawers and cabinets. Of course, when things are out of… The post Get Shelved: Open Storage in Bathrooms appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • How to up the ante with a neutral like white? Go high-gloss! White, high-gloss cabinets are a popular feature in many Sweeten renovations (the photos above are from the following projects: Ursula, Jill and Aaron, and an Upper West Side… The post A White Kitchen Goes for a Touch of Shine appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • A duo with design backgrounds create the perfect spa bath Project: Brighten up an old bathroom, despite the lack of natural light, making the space feel bigger and spa-like. Before: Kate and Jason thought they would eventually be priced out… The post A Quirky Bath Gets Top-Notch Style appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • From a traditional bank loan to equity crowdfunding, here are the options to fund your renovation Retail shop, Spectre & Co by Sweeten general contractor Joseph If you’re looking to raise money to open a retail business or renovate an existing one,… The post Commercial Guide: Financing Your Business Renovation appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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  • Subtle or graphic, these wall coverings turn up the design dial Homeowners ask Sweeten this question a lot: Can I put wallpaper in the bathroom? Because of their comparatively small size, bathrooms are the ideal place to test out that bold print… The post Wallpaper in Bathrooms? Yes Please! appeared first on Sweeten Blog.

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