Here are a list of both online and local resources that I have used during the renovation process.
For those of you who need the information here: congratulations and GOOD LUCK!
(You really really need it!)
Just remember, there WILL be ending in sight, and the end result will be so rewarding that you almost can imagine yourself doing it again.
Online Resources for renovation & decoration ideas:
- Apartment Therapy: For voyeurs -- lots of amazing real apartment pictures.
- House Beautiful: Renovation & decoration 411 & many DIY tips.
Online Stores that I love:
- PlumberSurplus.com: Good resources for bathroom supplies. Do compare shop.
- AJMadison: A good place to start your search on household electrical appliances. Compare shop for better pricing.
- Rejuvenation.com: I love their lighting fixtures. Great company with excellent products.
- Flor.com: An alternative solution to traditional carpets or area rugs.
- Lowe's Brooklyn: 118 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY (718)249-1151. The only Lowe's in NYC.
- Home Depot: Has a few stores in NYC, Flushing location has more inventories.
- Dykes Lumber: Great place to find crown mouldings & baseboards.
- Metropolitan Lumber: Another store that has great selections supplies.
- Collage Point Blvd in Flushing: Many building material and stone shops on this strip. Great place to start doing your homework.
Local Wall Solutions:
- Janovic Plaza on east side: 888 Lexington Ave at 66th Street. Great selection of wallpapers.
- Gleason Paint Place: 65-01 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside NY. Staffs are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Local Upholstery & Drapery Fabrics:
- Richard Morin -- The master mind behind our entire renovation project and made the magic happen.
- Daniel Chen -- Dan is the owner of Danken Studio that specialize in custom designed cabinets and furnitures. He made all of our custom built shelvings and breakfast nook.
- Natalie Vichnevsky -- Natalie owns a home decor store, Golden Calf in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She provides furniture restoration, upholstery, and interior design service and made all the custom made cushions for us.