Before & After: Combining Two Apartments into One Luxe Pad
Look, we know you’re not even reading this paragraph right now. We get it! Why would you when there is floor-to-ceiling yellow tile to stare at right above this? This bathroom, by way of a ’70s Scorsese film, was not the only part of the two (yes, two) apartments Nataliya was renovating that needed an update, but it was certainly the most dramatically outdated. By moving walls, buying hallway space, turning baths into kitchens and (shockingly) replacing that yellow tile, a bright and almost unrecognizable space was created.
From Nataliya: We took two apartments (a one bedroom and a studio) and combined them to make a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment. The studio was last renovated in 1975 and had floor-to-ceiling mirrors, wallpaper all over the walls in the tiny galley kitchen, and yellow onyx floor-to-ceiling tile in the bathroom.
The other side was not nearly as bad, but required a lot of rearranging to create a master suite. The kitchen in that apartment became a master bath with heated floors, double sinks, and a double shower.
We spent eight months on this renovation and it was worth it every step of the way. We moved almost every wall. We purchased a piece of the hallway to create one entrance instead of two that faced each other. We created a massive dressing room. We created a gorgeous kitchen with large breakfast area and an elevated bar, and even put in a pot filler. It is a beautiful home, finished May 2016.
Thank you, Nataliya!
Shockingly enough, this isn’t the first take-two-apartments-and-combine-them reno we’ve featured. There’s this bright and colorful one (with a surprise twist) and this (still sort of bright) space to get you started!