Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Apartment Renovation: Before

Last year, my wife and I purchased the studio next door with the idea that we'd rip down a wall, put up a few closets, and transform our current 550 square foot 1 bedroom into a true 2 bed, 2 bath combo. Flash forward twelve months and we are finally starting construction. It's not that we've been dragging our feet -- it's just that choosing the architect, contractor, floor plans and building materials and obtaining Dept. of Buildings and co-op board approval takes time.

So, here are a few shots of the studio (I estimate it at 400 square feet) that I took before our contractors started demolition:

Yes, the bathroom was perhaps the grimest room I've seen since hitchhiking thru the Sinai back in '94. We've asked the contractors to make sure that room gets demo'd first.

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