RESIDENTIAL / QUEENS

Sunnyside Basement 

Renovation

With a lackluster basement and two outdated bathrooms, this Queens townhouse needed more than just an aesthetic upgrade. A lack of functionality caused serious issues for the client, with little to no opportunities for organization and an inefficient use of space. In addition, the client needed to occupy the home throughout the duration of the project. The challenge for the team was clear: transform the space while maintaining its functionality, stagger demo and construction timelines, and create innovative storage solutions to accommodate the client’s needs.

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Construction

Approvals/Permitting

Project Management

Interior Design

Architecture

One Home, Two Projects

In order to ensure total comfort for the client, the team treated this renovation as two separate projects: the basement + downstairs bath, and the upstairs bath. 

Disorganized, dated basement
Modern updated basement with wall storage

The team worked downstairs first, and only once it was finished did they move to the upstairs bathroom. Between demo, construction, ordering materials, and installation, every project phase happened twice throughout this home, as if it truly were two separate projects. With careful planning and consideration, the team was able to meet all deadlines with only minimal interference with the client’s lifestyle.

Part 1: Downstairs

 

The initially-dim garden level now boasts several bright and practical spaces featuring 32” x 32” dark porcelain floor tiles that run through the entirety of the basement. 

 

 

 

Wall desk with ample shelving
Modern updated basement

The lounge and TV area doubles as an office, complete with floating storage, a wall desk, and ample shelving space designed by the client and seamlessly integrated into the renovation scheme.

Updated laundry room with organized storage
Laundry space

Tucked away just around the corner is a spacious multipurpose room. Originally wasted space, the laundry area is now organized with built-in storage cabinetry and a spacious oak countertop, while floor-to-ceiling storage covers the adjacent wall.

Modern bathroom with soaking tub and cement sink

Modern, clean lines are abound in the new downstairs bathroom, featuring a custom wall-mounted concrete sink with additional counter space. A simple light fixture and muted color scheme create the perfect backdrop for the massive soaking tub.

Dog
Cat

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping in mind the client's adorable furry friends, the team installed a small cat door at the top of the basement stairs, allowing their cat to freely traverse throughout the two spaces - a small-yet-convenient addition to the home that makes life easier for pets and pet owners alike.

edited door

Part 2: Upstairs Bath

 

Once the basement (particularly the bathroom) was complete, the team was able to move upstairs. The second bathroom had been peppered with outdated features, calling for a complete remodel. Black hexagonal floor tile was installed to contrast a white vertically stacked ceramic tile, and the existing tub was replaced with a glass-enclosed shower. With an added inset nook above the sink and a recessed medicine cabinet, this bathroom is now brimming with extra storage.

White modern bathroom sink
Vertical white ceramic tile in glass-enclosed shower

Careful planning and a clean-cut design scheme led the team to create a home that’s overflowing with practical living space, extra storage, and a modern style. In working collaboratively with the client, the team was able to integrate the client's own ideas into a design that perfectly suits their lifestyle.

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