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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Remodeling with the Family in Mind

Whether done in houses or co-ops, kitchen renovations for families make life easier “After” photos by Kate Glicksberg for Sweeten When you have young children, you realize quickly what does

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Renovating Design Trends in Los Angeles

From efficient ADUs to spa-like bathrooms, home interior design in Los Angeles points to simplicity, utility, and going traditional Above) Sweeten renovators and actor Jaime Ray Newman and Guy Nattiv’s

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A Guide to Laminate Wood Flooring: Pros and Cons

Considering laminate wood flooring for your home? The benefits abound, from costs and style to durability With lumber prices skyrocketing, many homeowners are rethinking their material choices for renovations. One

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How to Increase Your Home Value with a Kitchen Remodel

Shortlist these kitchen renovation projects to boost your property’s resale value (Above) Sweeten homeowner Katy’s renovation An outdated kitchen is not the only reason to remodel. Needing more storage space

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A Garage Remodel Turns Art Studio in Connecticut

Connecticut garage renovation creates a ceramic studio to slow down busy city life “After” photos by Nicki Chavoya for Sweeten Homeowners: Samantha and Justin posted their Connecticut garage renovation on SweetenWhere:

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3 Ways to Keep Gutters Running Free

> Take action to keep downspouts running freely before those shade trees start shedding in earnest. One of these guards won’t totally free you of ladder duty, but it could

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Insider Q&A with Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada and Moderator Chris Ermides (October 28, 2021)

> In order to view these Q&As, you must have access to YouTube or belong to our private Facebook group just for Insiders. You will need to provide your member

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