NYC Bathroom Remodeling Tips By MyHome, LLC: New Cabinets During A Recession

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Manhattan bathroom remodeling firm offers insight into improving property value with vibrant new cabinetry.

And new or refinished cabinetry can make a dramatic difference in your bathroom's appearance.

As part of its ongoing efforts to help local homeowners increase their properties' resale value while maximizing their remodeling dollars in a recession, NYC's MyHome ( is encouraging its Manhattan clients to add eco-friendly cabinets to their bathroom renovations.

"The bathroom--and kitchen--are the two most important rooms prospective buyers look at when evaluating a property," says MyHome President Mayan Metzler. "And new or refinished cabinetry can make a dramatic difference in your bathroom's appearance."

Luxury bathrooms are increasingly popular among homeowners, especially in Manhattan's competitive real estate market. High tech toilets, custom vanities, and complete shower systems all grace these spa-like NYC bathrooms in apartments from the Lower East Side to Central Park West. But for homeowners who don't have the cash to invest in such high-end features, MyHome ( advises its clients to opt for new cabinetry.

"There's such a wide variety of woods and finishes in today's NYC bathroom cabinetry," says MyHome's Yoel Poitraut. "No matter what your tastes, your bathroom's décor, or your budget, you'll be sure to find cabinetry that gives your bathroom a new, fresh look that will make prospective buyers give your property a double take."

Green cabinetry is an even wiser choice as more and more buyers are seeking eco-friendly cabinetry for both environmental and health reasons. Bamboo is the most logical choice; it's a highly durable wood substitute. It's more eco-friendly than traditional hardwoods because bamboo matures in just three years. (It takes decades for an oak or maple tree to re-grow). Bamboo regenerates without replanting and doesn't need much fertilizer or pesticides. Since no added chemicals are needed, bamboo is also a less toxic product.

Other green cabinetry options include reclaimed or salvaged wood. Salvaged wood is wood that was used in an older building but that has been refinished for reuse.

"Because it often contains marks, salvaged wood adds character and depth to floors and cabinetry that newly harvested wood simply doesn't have," observes Metzler "Many homeowners who crave the sophisticated look of hardwood but don't want to sacrifice their green ideals are choosing these salvaged and reclaimed pieces."

MyHome is a full-service home improvement provider focused on client relations. A corporate leader in delivering world-class service for the past ten years, MyHome specializes in designing, managing, building, and coordinating every part of your sustainable building project. With recent media coverage from to NBC's "The Today Show" MyHome's development projects are getting noticed nationwide. For more information please visit to


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