“Luxury for New Yorkers is essentially space and light,” says architect Thomas Juul-Hansen. “And that translates into spaces where one doesn’t necessarily think about that, like bathrooms.” He gestures towards the two ten-story buildings he has going up on either side of the High Line. Their common entrance is directly beneath the black steel trestle, and from the lobby you can look through a glass skylight and see the raw structure above.
Homeowners are expected to pump billions more into repairs and renovations in the coming year, analysts believe, a rising trend that should translate into more home improvement loans and refinancing.
What do rural tiny homes, new suburban houses, and old apartments smack dab in the center of the city have in common? Most were built with bathrooms that can politely be termed minuscule.
Surface “remodeling” is a great way to give your home a lift without investing a huge amount of time and cash. This type of work is really renovation, a cosmetic refinishing process, rather than deep down remodeling. Whatever you call it, a surface upgrade can be a fantastic way to update a house that doesn’t have any structural or safety issues, but just needs a fresher, brighter look.
When it comes to renovating spaces in your home, the master bath should be top of mind. Leading master bath trends for 2015 go beyond functionality to incorporate features that complement the design aesthetic and provide a touch of luxury for lasting results.
This year, the kitchen as we know it completely changed. Shelving opened up, cabinets went darker and metallic accents moved well beyond cabinet knobs. But come 2015, we can expect to see a major overhaul in a different room of the house — the bathroom.