Contemporary Renovation of 3 Bedroom in Gramercy Park

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Eclectic Builders oversaw the renovation of a contemporary three bedroom in Gramercy Park. The kitchen was gutted and completely renovated and features new floors, custom electric and lighting solutions, new stone surfaces, and custom kitchen cabinet solutions.

Along with the kitchen redesign, new floors and paint were added throughout the space and two bathrooms were refurbished with new tile, vanities, and millwork faces.

Beautiful Family Townhouse in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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A total renovation was completed by Eclectic Builders in this beautiful family townhouse at Cobble Hill in Brooklyn. Major infrastructure systems like HVAC, roof, masonry, fireplace and chimney, and drainage systems were revamped, along with new electrical, plumbing, and paint were added throughout the townhouse.

Eclectic Builders created a custom kitchen with new appliances, millwork, stone/tile finishes, paint finishes, imported custom fixtures and appliances, added custom lighting and new electrical.

New walnut flooring was installed in the living room and the fireplace and bookcases were renovated with new custom stone and millwork.

Chef’s Kitchen Creation in Park Slope, Brooklyn

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Eclectic Builders completed a partial renovation of a two bedroom at Park Slope, Brooklyn with the creation of a custom kitchen for a professional chef.

In a design collaboration with our client, the renovation was a fantastic blend of a contemporary open plan, modern features, and classic prewar details. All modifications were finishes with custom inlaid period correct flooring, molding, and superior handcrafted plaster details, and the original mahogany trim was saved, refurbished, and re-used where possible.

The kitchen was gutted and reconfigured with a modified wall. Utilizing Ikea cabinets, Eclectic Builders significantly customized them by including semi-handmade aftermarket doors and faces. New plumbing, lighting features, tile and stone finishes add to the exquisite space.

Fantastic Penthouse in The Copley

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Eclectic Builders oversaw the total renovation of this fantastic penthouse in The Copley at Lincoln Center. Along with a total custom paint job, a minor wall was modified, opening up space between the living room and dining room.

The kitchen was refurbished with new cabinet faces and other modifications to create a welcoming atmosphere, while the master bathroom was adjusted with mirrors and custom millwork.

Custom touches throughout the penthouse include lighting and millwork solutions, custom built furniture, art installations, and the setup of audio and visual technology. In addition, the hardwood floors were refinished, and on the patio, a new paver solution was installed to maximize the space.

Contemporary One Bedroom with a View in The Alfred

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Eclectic Builders oversaw a total renovation of this contemporary, one bedroom with a view in The Alfred at Lincoln Center.

Along with new lighting solutions, we incorporated new tile, stone, wood and paint finishes throughout the space. The kitchen and laundry facility were both gutted and reconfigured.

For the bedroom, we modified and relocated a wall to create a walk-in closet. The master bathroom was completely gutted and renovated into a bright, relaxing space. The powder room was significantly modified.

Custom Deck Solution for Bowery NoHo Penthouse

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Eclectic Builders installed a new building roof system and custom deck solution for a Bowery NoHo penthouse. Using reclaimed Ipe wood decking with structural pavers, the Eclectic Builders custom design also included a stainless steel kitchen.

Custom Renovation at The Copley

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Eclectic Builders completely renovated the master bathroom including a tub to shower conversion. Special bathroom features added for aging-induced disabilities include a self-cleaning, automatic Japanese toilet, high contrast features for diminished vision, and easy to use handles and grab bars. New custom tile, glass, stone, paint finishes, and lighting were also added.

A customized kitchen with appliances specially selected for a height disability, custom cabinets along with modified Ikea cabinets, and custom stone/paint finishes added to the classic style.

New flooring and refinished existing flooring throughout the home along with custom millwork solutions, imported lighting solutions, and special space saving and art accenting solutions were created.

High Fashion Penthouse in Battery Park City

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Eclectic Builders oversaw a partial renovation of this beautiful high fashion penthouse in Battery Park City.

New paint and wallpaper installations in numerous rooms, along with custom electric and lighting features, added to this stylish renovation. Careful attention was given to cleanliness and dust as work was performed while the owners were in residence.

The Full Monty – Remodeling the Manhattan Highlands

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Eclectic Builders has done their fair share of remodeling in Manhattan, what makes this apartment so different?

Eclectic Builders has been around for a while. They have worked on full-scale carpentry projects to modest remodeling jobs. Due to their exceptional skills and craftsmanship, the word has spread. They’ve now moved on to taking bigger and more involved projects – including this remodel.

Located in Manhattan’s buzzing and lively neighborhood of Chelsea, this full-scale remodeling encompassed every room in the what was originally a very small and cramped apartment.

The living room design and kitchen were modified to allow more light to come in from every angle.

The bedroom floors, walls and light fixtures were updated and modernized. Bathrooms were completely gutted and given a new contemporary feel – from minimalist bathroom fixtures to the custom-fitted shower. Even the hall received the attention it is not normally afforded in the form of custom floor coverings.

However, the crown jewel of this project rests on the kitchen – which included a glass door that needed to be fitted and modified to allow for the most light.

Each stage of the remodel was engineered to allow for the most light, the most efficient use of space and to create the illusion of more space.

Eclectic Builders achieved this goal while also working closely with the client, designers and other professionals necessary to the success of this project.

Please review all of Eclectic Builders projects to see their expert use of light and space.

Balusters, Balustrades and Banisters

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What are they and what are the different types of Balusters, Balustrades and Banisters

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They’re not all synonyms. So, what’s the difference?

A “baluster” is a molded shaft that most often supports the handrail of a staircase, but also can be used to support a parapet, which is a wall-like barrier often at the edge of a roof.

Balusters often are made of stone or wood, and sometimes made of metal.

A “balustrade” is a sequence of balusters that support a handrail.

A “banister” — also spelled with two “n”s — is another name for a staircase baluster, but many architects and interior designers prefer to reserve the word “banister” for a narrower, more-modern support.

Here in the United States, we also tend to use the word “banister” to refer to the handrail of a staircase.

So, in general:

– “baluster” refers to the support of a staircase handrail.
– “balustrade” refers to a series of balusters.
– “banister” refers to the support of the handrail.

And still know, some will use “banister” to refer to the staircase handrail!