Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYC

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An unremarkable, 1,400-square-foot apartment on New York's Upper East Side received a complete overhaul from Sweeten, a service that pairs users in need of a renovation with architects, interior designers, and contractors. The update, by Glickman Schlesinger Architects, introduced a clean, modern aesthetic to the formerly haphazard space.

Modern home with Kitchen, White Cabinet, Refrigerator, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Range, Wall Oven, Recessed Lighting, Dark Hardwood Floor, Undermount Sink, and Marble Counter. The homeowners, who are avid cooks, worked with a design duo and contractor for the home's renovation. To make the kitchen seem larger than it is, the team decided to place the largest cabinets and appliances near the entryway, making less clutter toward the window.

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The homeowners, avid cooks, worked with a design duo and a contractor found on the site. To make the kitchen seem larger than it is, the team decided to place the largest cabinets and appliances near the entryway, with less clutter toward the window.

Modern home with Kitchen, Range, and Ceramic Tile Backsplashe. The kitchen combines varying storage types, from white lacquered cabinets and glass-fronted ones to a floating shelf above the sink. The countertop is Calacatta Caldia marble, and the subway tile that clads the backsplash is from Heath Ceramics. Photo  of Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYCView Photos

The kitchen combines varying storage types, from white lacquered cabinets and glass-fronted ones to a floating shelf above the sink. The countertop is Calacatta Caldia marble, and the subway tile that clads the backsplash is from Heath Ceramics.

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A before shot of the kitchen.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Storage. A custom unit with handleless, lacquered doors conceals a small workspace and ample clothes storage. Photo  of Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYCView Photos

A custom unit with handleless, lacquered doors conceals a small workspace and ample clothes storage.

Modern home with Bath Room, Ceramic Tile Wall, and Enclosed Shower. An updated bathroom features a mix of tiles: Carrara marble tiles on the floor, green subway tiles from Heath Ceramics on the inner shower walls, and white subway tiles from Daltile on the exterior walls. The fixtures are from Grohe. Photo  of Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYCView Photos

An updated bathroom features a mix of tiles: Carrara marble tiles on the floor, green subway tiles from Heath Ceramics on the inner shower walls, and white subway tiles from Daltile on the exterior walls. The fixtures are from Grohe.

Modern home with Bath Room, Ceramic Tile Wall, and Drop In Tub. The navy floor tiles in another bathroom are from Mosaic House. Photo  of Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYCView Photos

The navy floor tiles in another bathroom are from Mosaic House.

A large unit provides book and media storage in the living room. Photo  of Storage-Savvy Apartment Renovation in NYC modern homeView Photos

A large unit provides book and media storage in the living room.