Ready for Sweetening: Fort Greene Apartment

Here’s a space that needs some sweetening. This one bedroom prewar apartment is on Clinton Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The building is located brilliantly, on a lovely residential block

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Sweetening the Layout: Fort Greene Apartment

Since none of the finishes or fixtures in the apartment are worth saving and the layout is somewhat awkward, without a real kitchen or closet space, the best strategy is

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My contractor asked for a 33% deposit—is this normal?

Providing deposits for contractors is a crucial—and normal—step in starting a renovation Short answer: Yes. But there are exceptions, and your contractor may have some flexibility. Below, Sweeten outlines the

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