A Masculine Pre-War Renovation

Trenton and Jason purchased a pre-war apartment that was in desperate need of a gut remodel. Victoria Holly and her team transformed the whole unit including the kitchen, bathroom, and library. 



When Trenton and Jason purchased their pre-war apartment, they knew they would have to re-configure the entire space. Including the small and awkward kitchen and bathroom. Given the age of the building and its historic status, there were a lot of restrictions on what we could do in regards to layout, plumbing, and gas. Which meant creating the ideal layout and flow was not going to be easy. And since the building was so old, we weren't sure what we could do until we started knocking down walls!

To improve the kitchen layout, our plan was to knock down the wall where the existing oven and microwave were. And expand the kitchen by taking some space from the entryway. We also wanted to find some efficiencies by taking the cabinets all the way to the. We also focused on panel-ready appliances so that everything looked clean and streamlined. 

Focusing on the bathrooms, we couldn't move too much of the plumbing around. So we wanted to streamline the layout with a smaller tub, smaller vanity and taking some space from the hallway closet. 

The Plan

Trenton and Jason loved marble, navy, and brass. So that was our theme! We wanted to it to feel a little vintage as well and not too modern. So we focused on brass hardware with a vintage look. Simple shaker doors made the most sense here with panel-ready appliances. When we thinking about the space planning, I wanted to avoid doing cabinets above the sink. He loved the classic look of polished carrera subway tiles and open shelves with a classic oven range. And for the bathroom, we kept the same consistent theme. 

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The apartment turned out stunning and both Trenton and Jason were super happy with the results! We chose a consistent navy for both the bathroom and kitchen as well as tied in the polished carrera in both spaces for a cohesive look. Since the apartment was less than 700 sq ft, it was important that each space blended into the next. The kitchen especially became super functional with much more prep area and welcoming flow. 


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