Before & After: Kris' Brightened Loft Living Space

Before & After: Kris' Brightened Loft Living Space

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Name:
Kristopher
Location:
New York, NY
Division:
U.S. Owner
My room makeover::
We bought a loft condo in Chelsea last fall, assuming we'd do a few touch ups but otherwise move right in. Once the owner fully vacated, we realized the space was a bit rough and our ambitious were far greater.

We hired an architect in December and got to work on plans, permits and condo approvals which took a few months, and finally started in March. We finished in May with what we call "Phase 1" as we've yet to fully re-do the kitchen and two bathrooms.
My makeover advice::
Definitely consider hiring an architect and designer. We should have sought specialized help on things like lighting, but having a good rapport with our architect and our contractor definitely helped move things along.
What I love most about my new space::
By opening the wall and adding overhead lighting, we definitely enjoy much more natural light. A huge win.
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