When presented to the Dixon Projects team, this diamond-in-the-rough two-family home was burdened by a lack of natural light, and conflicting design choices. With the client’s needs in mind, the team was tasked to reinvent this crammed space into a multi-functional home packed with new amenities. Faced with the pressure of a 12-month construction timeline, the team gave this home new life in just 7 months, delivering results within budget and ahead of schedule despite the winter season.
Fraught with undesirable and inoperative features throughout, a full gut renovation was required, bidding farewell to neon paint colors, pepto-pink tile, and dilapidated appliances and cabinetry.
To maximize livable space and functionality, the team devoted their efforts to a complete redesign of the home’s layout. On the second floor, the kitchen was replaced with an extra bedroom, and the existing two bedrooms were re-designed to make room for a second full bath, in addition to larger closets and storage.
To complete this home’s resurrection, subtle colors and patterns were integrated into the contemporary design scheme throughout. Each bedroom was painted blue-gray, while patterned porcelain tile, a white oak vanity, and chic light fixtures now give each bathroom a signature look and feel.
What was once an outdated Queens home now functions as a versatile two-family residence, providing the client not only with a fresh, modernized layout, but a fully-transformed basement studio, complete with a brand-new kitchen, full bath, Whirlpool washer/dryer, and separate entrance.