Category: Design

Design
1997 May Renovation Woes

Every day in New York City interior renovation work is taking place that is illegal to a greater or lesser degree. Just because the work looks good, does not mean that it meets Building Code requirements or that it's what the board of di…

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Design
1997 May Re-Designing Common Areas

If two people have a hard time agreeing on what movie to see, it would seem impossible that the residents of even the smallest co-op or condo building would be able to agree on a color scheme for the new lobby. But that's no excuse for…

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Design
1997 May Kitchen Makeover

How do you take a small kitchen, make it three times as large and make sure that it fits in with the rest of the apartment? Interior designer Gail Green would say very carefully. And that is exactly what she did for one family's kitche…

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Design
1996 Jul/Aug The Empty Nesters

An elderly retired couple, married for 40 years, recently sold their ten-room suburban home for a simpler three-room Manhattan condominium. They lead an active social life, often entertain their three children and five grandchildren for…

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Design
1996 May The Home Office

Who wouldn't love the opportunity to stay at home instead of schlepping into work every morning? Today, more and more people are given the opportunity to avoid the trek into the office and work at home. With babyboomers wanting to stay ho…

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Design
1996 May Closet Miracles

When you open your closet doors, are your clothes hung so haphazardously that you can't find your bright blue shirt? Does the pile of sweaters on the top shelf topple over when you pull one out? Are your shoes so scrambled on the floor th…

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Design
1996 May A Spectacular New Kitchen

You don't have to be a gourmet cook to appreciate the value of a well-designed kitchen. Even if you and your loved ones subsist on take-out food and microwave dinners, the kitchen is still one of the most heavily used rooms in your co-op …

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Design
1996 Feb A Sign of Good Design

Everyone agrees that a building's exterior and lobby make a lasting first impression. But have you ever noticed how many signs you pass between the curb and the apartment you are visiting? As we breeze through on our way upstairs, we barely…

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Design
1995 Nov Designing for the Environment

As issues such as global warming, shrinking rain forests and overflowing landfills move to the top of our national agenda, environmental considerations have taken a higher priority among interior designers as well. These days, a kitchen ren…

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Design
1995 Sep First Impressions Are Lasting

Just as the entrance hall of an apartment welcomes and sets the tone for the rooms beyond, a lobby creates an instant impression for anyone who enters, including guests and potential buyers. A lobby is a building's best foot forward and mus…

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