Fifth Avenue on the Strip

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Crown molding combined with LED strip lights make this Fifth Avenue, Museum Mile home a masterpiece

Track lighting has undergone many changes in recent years. In fact, LED strip lighting, used combination with crown moldings, was used to create this light cove.

While the trend in track lighting is actually disappearing and not very much in vogue these days, LED strip lights, ribbons or tapes are one of the most popular LED products available on the market. LED’s do not require standard bulb shapes to work efficiently; however, this shape allows LED’s to replace bulbs in typical residential lamps.

LED stands for “light emitting diode”. A diode is an electrical component with two terminals which conduct the electricity only in one direction and the light emitted is not only more cost efficient, it is also very versatile in its applications.

Depending on your purposes, the following features may help you decide what to apply.

Of all the determining factors, the most important is probably the type and size of the LED, both of which determine its brightness or performance. How the performance of different LED technologies (low power, SMD power and high power) ranges, as well as the size of the diodes. Obviously, the more recent the technology of the LED is, and the bigger its size is, the brighter it will be.

In this elegantly appointed Fifth Avenue apartment, the trend has certainly been toward smaller fixtures, which are much less noticeable in the space. while the LED strip light trend is excellent for its flexibility and can provide ambient, task, or accent lighting.

The entire home has been remodeled, not only with specialized lighting, but with the installation of custom wall coverings, parquet floors, curved interior walls, and specialized doors and fittings.

In this Fifth Avenue home in Manhattan, LED strip lighting is used effectively. Situated in the famous Museum Mile neighborhood of central Manhattan, the apartment looks over Central Park. Stately accents to a well-appointed apartment.

Built-in shelving and customized lighting add accent detail, as well as wall sconces, which were used to create a visual glow, even in the dead of winter. In this way, the lighting is used for not only functional and dramatic effect with custom fixtures and fittings.
Also on display are classic attributes of a modern apartment softly lit by ambient lighting.

Re-designed walls covering NYC Fifth Avenue apartment plus interior wall coverings and lighting details make this project a place to remember!

Custom Showers

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Eclectic Builders has been involved in a number of bathroom remodel projects in Manhattan that require creative thinking for unusual spaces. It’s what they excel at.

For the ultimate bathroom remodel, consider a personalized, custom shower with all the features of a luxurious day spa for a total sensory experience designed to soothe both body and mind. Incorporate personalized settings and angles for wall and ceiling-mounted spray nozzles, pulsating sprays, and pivoting shower heads and panels for maximum coverage from above, below, front and back.

Transform your shower by combining components to match virtually any budget. Start by upgrading to a multifunction shower head. For a fuller experience, add sprays and jets that make more use of your existing water lines, or completely transform your shower into a spa-like retreat.

Enclosed shower doors are also extremely popular whether frame-less and hinge-less, sliding or with custom handles. All custom enclosed showers have been painstakingly measured and cut to fit the space. For the height of modern design, the custom-built enclosed shower creates efficiency and clean lines in a hygienic and easy-to-clean way.

Specializing in bathroom remodels with custom-fit showers in the sleekest of modern designs and the most technologically advanced features, Eclectic Builders is making over Manhattan.

Bathroom in Slates and Grays

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Slate and stone gray bathroom tile creates a restful atmosphere for this graceful Chelsea, Manhattan bathroom remodel

This bathroom is fitted with stone bathroom tile in varying shades of gray and earth-tones. The floor is tiled with modern slate slab bathroom tiles. A white porcelain sit-in tub with glass enclosures and a full vanity with double sinks ensures that this space is both restful for the mind and the body.

A full wall mirror and modern light fixtures lend to this unusual design.

Slate, long a popular building material, has seen an upsurge in its use in bathrooms and bathroom tile.

Slate, a very dense but soft and easily scratched material with low porosity, can be used effectively outdoors as well as indoors. Here, it’s used effectively to keep a smooth, uniform surface, helped in part by the natural cleavage into long, smooth sheets.

Most slate is gray to black, but the rock may be red or purple, depending on its mineral content. It has low to medium absorption of oils and other liquids and should be sealed with an oil-repellent penetrating sealer to prevent staining and reduce soiling as this one has been.

The walls are tiled in an offset pattern in an array of gray and earth-tones. The bathroom tile was cut according to specifications and fitted with modern mold resistant synthetic grout and sealed to ensure a long-lasting and easy-to-clean surface.

The tub seat is a custom-ordered design, refitted to the shape of this unique space. Both the double vanity sink and the tub provide the perfect counterpoint in clean, pure white glazed porcelain with stainless steel fixtures.

Clean, Modern, White

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By preserving the classic white hexagonal bathroom tile of the past and adding modern features, this bathroom remodel in Manhattan propels to contemporary

In the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, well-dressed bathroom floors were usually outfitted with white hexagonal bathroom tile. The look was out of style by the 1950’s, but in recent years demand for white ceramic “hexies” has revived.

Eclectic Builders uses a creamy white color palette and contemporary style to propel this bathroom’s vintage style into the 21st century.

The walls are tiled in ceramic glazed bathroom tile. The vanity – with stainless steel accents – and a glass shower enclosure, create the feeling of airiness. The modern fit windows keep the cold out in the winter, and the heat in the summer.

The last touch on this small bathroom remodel includes the custom-built marble saddle on this enclosed shower – an absolutely necessary adjustment given the tight space in this turn-of-the-century building. We don’t always have the benefit of unlimited space, and that’s where Eclectic Builders comes in. Tight places can often be a challenge, but for Eclectic Builders, it’s an opportunity!

Black and White Bathroom

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Black and white bathroom tile lends bold graphic style in this modern bathroom remodel

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Basket-weave tiling

Never be afraid of contrast. This master bathroom remodel features a classic look with black and white hand-cut porcelain floor tiling and an enclosed glass shower. The combination is timeless and adds an instant touch of drama to any space. The classic combination of black and white can range from country to crisp and modern, but it’s always effortlessly elegant.

Here, the enclosed glass shower has been custom-built. Following the latest in contemporary trends, Eclectic Builders settled on the frame-less hinge-less variety of glass shower doors to create a sleek finishing touch.

Gray stone bathroom tile and a custom-tiled back-splash complete the look.

A Kitchen in the Village

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A quaint kitchen in Manhattan gives the feeling of home and comfort

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Village New York City Kitchen Remodeling

Bright colorful walls, hanging lights, alternate colored set-in kitchen cabinets, and blond wood refinished floors gives this small kitchen design a cheerful disposition.

In this kitchen remodel, Eclectic Builders was tasked with having to enlarge a very small, very dark kitchen without “bumping out” (adding on, or building an addition). They created a better “connection” between the kitchen and the dining room by using this creative use of the hand cut carving block, kitchen island. The new, open design lets the early rising sun flood the kitchen with light.

Open floor plans and uses of a kitchen island have long been part of contemporary design, this one has been put to good use with the efficient use of built-in kitchen cabinets beneath the island as well as above the stainless steel ventilation hoods and back-splashes in this unique small kitchen design.

Innovative Woodwork

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Taking wood to the next level


Eclectic Builders in Manhattan works with specialists and their fine eye for detail, quality and workmanship. Whether your project is for a custom-built bamboo home office, a full-scale re-molding project, or an upbeat and contemporary finished roof deck, Eclectic Builders has you covered. They have worked with mahogany, white oak, teak, cypress and pine. Indoor wood floors have ranged from the classic to the modern from traditional planking to intricate inlaid designs.

All woods have been treated and tempered not only to create the correct finish to fit your home, but to last not just for your years – but for generations!

Wooden tiles, stains and specialized fittings are all part of the Eclectic Builders aesthetic, bringing your home to life.

A Touch of Spice

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Colorful wall coverings spice up this modern bathroom design

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Colorful Wall Coverings


Clean and modern, yet open and inviting. By using creative decorative wall coverings with just the right touch of color and the most modern appliances, this bathroom becomes both part of the 21st century and goes beyond it.

Here there is a wall-mounted toilet and a modern enclosed bath tub with a custom-made glass door. Large open windows that have been refitted to allow in the most light while retaining the most heat open up the space while built in drawers cleverly increase the efficiency of the space. The colorful wall coverings spice up the otherwise neutral space.

A Nursery in Black and White

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Baby’s nursery remodeling looks beyond the primary colors

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Vibrant black and white design


Look beyond the primary colors with this creative use for your baby’s nursery. The black and white theme is eclectic and vibrant, creating visual interest without clash.

Eclectic Builders has placed soft, restful wall coverings against the original brick work – here painted white for the main black and white theme. It is a non-traditional and gender-neutral take on the typical baby’s nursery that normally includes bright colors or variations on pink and blue.

Further, because visual interest is so important for a baby’s development, the high-contrast black and white theme can keep a baby’s mind active even as his eyes develop.

Innovative Bedrooms

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An open floor plan creates an open environment and an open mind

Create an open air environment all within doors. By using creative space and lighting techniques, sumptuous wall coverings and clever details, your living space can be transformed into an immersive experience.

In this particular bedroom lush colors and fabrics and modern window fittings complete the look for a bedroom that is both cozy, inviting, and user-friendly. Eclectic Builders aided in the design with the creative use of wall coverings.

Wall coverings come in a variety of textures, colors and designs – from the acoustic uses such as that used in recording studios, to fabric wall coverings to vintage reclaimed wood paneling now making a come back in some of the properties Eclectic Builders has worked on.

Here, a soft gray fabric wall covering adds to the overall look with rich tones tying the bedroom into the rest of the apartment.