It’s amazing what a little strategic interior design can do to a place. Case in point, this Brooklyn apartment, which got a gorgeous makeover through designers found via Sweeten, a free renovation matchmaking service that pairs general contractors with homeowners based on the project's location, budget and scope.
The apartment felt a little bland before, with a cookie-cutter kitchen, white walls and a boring entrance. But thanks to some smart decor additions, the home now has some major character.
In the kitchen, the team of designers suggested replacing the dark upper cabinets with sleek white ones that not only make the room feel brighter, but also add height and extra storage since they’re a bit taller than the originals.
For the countertops, they again chose light over dark, opting for a low-maintenance quartz, and a Carrara marble backsplash ties the room together. Best of all, they were able to keep the original stainless steel appliances, however with the new features in place, they really pop.
Along with the new recessed lighting, they added two oversized pendants above the island and under-cabinet lights that transform the room from dark and boring to luminous and sophisticated.
The hallway also lacked personality with its plain walls and doors, so the designers went to work to make it feel more intimate.
They dropped the ceiling by a couple of feet and added pendant lighting which makes the space feel more warm and cozy. They also added trim to the doors and painted them a dark gray, giving them much richer detail.
An accent wall was created by using a simple, yet intricately-designed wallpaper, and a bold runner was placed on the floor to give the space a nice pop of color.
See more of this modern and stylish makeover at Sweeten.