An action photo of the fold down table - highlighting a few of our favorites, walnut flooring @lv_wood, Hella Jongerius fabric @maharamstudio and a custom bureau built by our go to furniture builder Stephen Iino. The table build-out also houses a subwoofer speaker connected to the AV equipment in the bureau. All wiring is concealed running in a routed channel behind removable wood base.
Often we have to work around awkward base building conditions. We removed an existing wall between the kitchen and living room to create a more modern open space - in doing so we needed to reroute a cold water supply line which we located in a new dropped soffit - to help make visual sense of this we aligned the leading edge of the Corian counter below with the soffit above.
One of the details you can see throughout all of our projects is the concealment of the electrical outlets for the countertop appliances. This is accomplished by routing a GFCI outlet strip into the underside of the upper cabinetry. The detail keeps the tile free of duplex receptacles allowing the beauty of the backsplash to read uninterrupted. The kitchen backsplash is Calacatta mosaic tile - a splurge in an otherwise tight construction budget.
Here is a detail photo showing the beautiful Calacatta mosaic backsplash. The under-cabinet low voltage lighting and the GFCI electrical outlets are concealed in the upper cabinetry allowing for an uninterrupted backsplash. This photo also highlights the precision of the millworker on this project - all cabinet doors have a uniform 1/8" gap and are perfectly aligned.
A side view of the Corian vanity with fold-up shelf. There is a routed pull that allows you to gain purchase to raise the shelf. The GFCI outlet, located in the niche, is accessed when in the up position & when not in use the shelf folds down and nests into the niche allowing it to sit flush with the vanity side.
A full trade renovation of a one bedroom 700 square foot apartment located on the West Side of Manhattan.