Project : Complete home renovation Melville NY
Clients: Cindy and Steve Kaplan
I was referred to work with Cindy and Steve Kaplan three years ago. I had previously worked for their friends the Lipmans. At the Kaplan home I had completed and designed their living room, dining room, and den.
They talked about the big day coming when they would be completely re design and rebuild there home . The time had come and Cindy and Steve called me in to work with the builder. I reviewed the floor plans and made several suggestions. Cindy and Steve interviewed several builders and finally selected a small local company.
It was time to put the whole team together. The Architect made several revisions and myself and my assistant worked together with the Kaplans to discuss the pros and cons of the options and choices the architect presented.
It was finally time to rebuild ! The foundation and basement were expanded , the master bedroom was to now be built above the garage , and the ceiling heights and lines were changed to build in architectual interest!
The original look of that 1950s colonial had taken on a new streamlined modern look ... (Stay tuned we promise to show you some great new before and afters )
We discussed flooring options , plumbing fixtures , cabinet selections , tile choices , paint colors , molding choices , hardware selections , door styles , ..... To name a few ...
What was most important to me as the interior designer was that all these choices and selections had to coordinate and work well and look good together.
This is often overlooked and the misunderstood part to design . A contractor is not an interior designer there expertise lies in there ability to implement your choices . A Interior designer listens , understands and guides the client to select the choices that define ultimately make (..... ????? Need a little help here ! )
(stay tuned for our before and afters )
We have finally chosen all the lighting fixtures , paint colors , cabinets , plumbing fixtures ... It's now time to select the furnishings.
For Cindy's and Steve's master bedroom suite we are currently designing a custom headboard ! It will be the focal point in the room. We promise it will exceed even Cindy and Steve's expectations !!!! The lighting , furniture , and area rug have been chosen ....
We are just waiting for all the pieces to be delivered ...
On that note stay tuned for our amazing "after "pictures.
We look forward to sharing them with you !!!