Pitt and his team were tasked with completely transforming a large one bedroom one bath apartment that had been cheaply renovated decades ago into a fully renovated space that reflected the new homeowner’s unique design aesthetic.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2016
MyHome, the Manhattan-based renovation company, recently completed a total apartment renovation at 50 Park Avenue in New York. The project was designed by senior MyHome Remodeling Consultant, Ben Pitt. Pitt and his team were tasked with completely transforming a large one bedroom one bath apartment that had been cheaply renovated decades ago into a fully renovated space that reflected the new homeowner’s unique design aesthetic.
The transformation included expanding the kitchen, scaling back the size of the bathroom, and adding soundproofing in the living room.
The slightly expanded kitchen allowed for an open feel and additional storage. High-end solid acrylic white kitchen cabinets were accented with pure white quartz composite counters. The backsplash was a unique combination of gloss and matte white brickwork ceramic tiles. To complete the look, the space featured high-end appliances including a Liebherr fridge, Bertazzoni oven, Miele dishwasher, and Bosch microwave.
For the bathroom, a large format solid body porcelain was used on walls and a natural stone mosaics was used on shower floor. The custom bamboo floating vanity and matching floating shelf add to the rich natural elements in the space. A high-end Robern medicine cabinet and Hansgrohe fixtures were utilized to complete the clean/transitional feel.
The bathroom had been extended as part of previous renovation. Pitt was able to reconfigure the bathroom from one with separate tub and shower to just a walk-in shower and add additional storage including some very nice built-in shelves for linens.
In the living room, the client requested soundproofing on shared wall. To accomplish this, Pitt designed a custom solution utilizing different sound-proofing techniques such as green glue, quiet-rock sheetrock, and framed build-out of metal studs to create space for sound to dissipate.
To complete the modern transitional look of the living room, Pitt faced the challenge of incorporating radiator built-ins and a wall bump out into the design. He achieved this by adding an electric fireplace, a TV mounted on the wall, and custom niche storage with recessed lighting. The build-out has side base cabinets, thick shelving and in-shelf recessed lights.
The hardwood flooring throughout is new oak herringbone pattern. The floors were finished on site with custom stain and 6” baseboards.
MyHome was founded in 2001 by managing partner Yoel Piotraut. The company has a team of consultants, designers and managers. MyHome’s New York City kitchen and bath showroom is located at 353 West 48th Street in Manhattan. Ben Pitt has been working with MyHome since 2003. He previously worked as an industrial designer, designing kitchen products for companies such as KitchenAid and Cuisinart after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design.