Renovation Construction in Red Hook, Brooklyn NY

If you are a homeowner in Red Hook Brooklyn you may eventually have to decide if your property needs a simple remodel, a gut renovations construction or possibly a “tear down” with new construction. 

As JBA Consulting Engineers point out, there are many points to consider before you make that final decision. We’ll assume you’ve done your homework and you’ve decided that a gut renovations construction is the correct decision for your circumstances.

Advantages of Red Hook Gut Renovation Construction

It will give you a clean slate when you remove everything but the skeleton of the property. This could allow you to possibly knock out some interior walls and completely change your floor plan.

The design and flow of your new, more modern space can be an enormous transformation that allows you to make the most of your square footage and allows you to add your own personalty and character to the property. 

And finally, when you decide to sell your property, you will have greatly increased its value and you will have proof, for the buyer, that you are selling, basically, a new home with new plumbing, wiring, heating and free of typical old home defects.

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Renovation Construction Problems in Red Hook, Brooklyn NY

Let us pretend your family is living in your mother-in-law’s basement while your home is receiving a full gut renovation. During this “camping out” period these following issues all have nightmare potential. 

1.Sloppy Workmanship. You didn’t sign up to ride heard on your contractor, multiple days a week, just to make sure everything is “done right”.

2.Endless Delays. The last thing you want to hear from your contractor is, because of this or that problem, your family will have to spend another month at Motel 6….or possibly worse…in your mother-in-law’s basement.

3.Ever Growing Bills. Just when you thought you had a “firm’ bid you begin to experience “little” cost overruns that are threatening to seriously break your budget.

4.The Disappearing Contractor. Who would have thought your contractor would be attempting to do several renovations at the same time with a limited crew. It happens…more often then you would thin

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Removing a Wall & Other Red Hook Open Living Tips

New custom homes now frequently have open floor plans. And since the open living trend has become so popular it’s not unusual for owners of older Brooklyn homes to consider opening up their living space as well.

Because we specialize in gut renovation construction we are frequently asked about the advantages of open floor construction and if it is even possible with older Brooklyn houses, townhouses, apartments and row houses.

An experienced Brooklyn contractor will usually be able  tell you, within a few minutes, if your open living dream will be affordable and doable in your current home. George at Picasso Expert Renovations will be glad to give you a frank and honest appraisal of your open home ideas. Click here to drop him a note.

Advantages of an Open Living Space

1. An increase in natural lighting plus modern artificial lighting

As you add more daylight your space will appear larger and brighter. You might want to replace a small double hung window with a larger picture window. Or you could add a skylight or two to dramatically brighten up the home.

Of course, you don’t want to over light your living space so when you add back new lighting fixtures you should think in terms of lighting layers.

The first layer can be your general, ambient lighting. The next layer would be your task lighting. And the third layer would be your accent lighting.

Your task lighting is important for the kitchen area where you want to focus specific light on counter tops, sink areas and all your cooking and work surfaces.

If you have a high ceiling then you may want a pendant or chandelier light to highlight a dining table or kitchen island.

2. Adds space and gives a "larger feel"

Open floor plans have become quite popular and it is a good way to increase the value of your home. And of course when you rip down interior walls you’re going to have a lot more space.

Most home buyers prefer the look and feel of an open space with a nice flow from area to area. The boxed in, chopped up look doesn’t sell very well. So, that “larger feel” will help you sell your home when the time comes.

3. Easier for entertaining and socializing

When you have your kitchen, dining and living room all in one space then you have a perfect location for a party. An open floor plan encourages socializing when there aren’t any walls in the way.

The open floor is rather nice if you have a social function and you are working in the kitchen. In this case you don’t feel isolated and you can still see and communicate with your guests even though you are busy in the kitchen area.

4. Can make the kitchen area a gathering point

You can have an island for sitting at that also includes a work space. Folks can sit right in your kitchen space and not be “in the way”. If there are a lot of guests then there can be a natural spillover of people into the dining and living zone areas.

5. Improves traffic patterns

An open floor plan really helps to make the traffic flow in your home natural and efficient. This smooth flow of people can be appreciated especially during large parties or meetings.

With your open floor you won’t have hallways leading you to different rooms. Hallways and doors take up a lot of space. Having all of this extra space after eliminating the old walls will give you plenty of additional space to play with.

6. Allows you to enjoy more of your home

We’ve been told by some of our previous clients that they found themselves entertaining more after converting to an open space living. They say there are two reasons for becoming more social. 

One is because the new space makes it much easier to serve and manage larger groups of guests. And the other reason they throw more parties is that they are proud of their new digs and they just want to show off.

Why George at Picasso Expert Renovations is Unique

George is an experienced gut renovation contractor who has an experienced crew who have been with him for years and who specialize in gut renovations.  This allows him to finish complicated, three story,  full home renovations in weeks rather than months.

George will stick to your budget and there will be no surprises.

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Some facts & resources for Red Hook, Brooklyn NY

Red Hook is a peninsula between Buttermilk Channel, Gowanus Bay, and Gowanus Canal at the southern edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Red Hook is in the area known as South Brooklyn, which, contrary to its name, is actually in western Brooklyn. This name is derived from the original City of Brooklyn which ended at Atlantic Street, now Atlantic Avenue. By the 1950s, anything south of Atlantic Avenue was considered South Brooklyn; thus, the names “Red Hook” and “South Brooklyn” were applied also to today’s Carroll GardensCobble HillColumbia Heights, and Gowanus neighborhoods. Portions of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill were granted landmark status in the 1970s and were carved out of Red Hook.” Wikipedia

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