Two Toned Traditional Kitchen Project in Carroll Gardens with Swarovsky Crystal Pendant line voltage lights for accent lighting.  WAC LED dimmable low voltage tape lighting with transformers to create evenly distributed lighting in both under cabinet as well as in cabinet lighting applications.   For overhead task lighting, I used 4″ Halogen retrofit flood Halogen down lights.  For switches using the 2-4 foot rule, I used Decora Designer Light Switches, GFIs, and Dimmer switches.   All stone in the kitchen is Absolute Black Granite.   The sink has a Moen Faucet and a franck sink.   Artistic Tile Opera Glass created the backsplash.  All of the kitchen appliances include the following:  a Zephyr Concealed Hood, TC700 Sub zero Refridgerator, Wolf Stove, Wolf Convection Oven, and a gas Wolf Stove Top.


The flooring was leveled as well as replaced using sister planking on the beams underneath the floor.   The kitchen used ebony stained wide plank flooring and it was installed in a pattern that was perpendicular to the rest of the flooring throughout the apt.   The flooring team leveled the floor by finding the highest point in the apt and using that as the basis to raise the lowest parts of the floor to the highest point in order to create a level floor.   The direction of the flooring runs along the long direction of the room except in the kitchen which is perpendicular to the flooring throughout the rest of the apt.    In order for a floor to be level, the variance can be no greater than a 1/4″ difference.    Royal Mahogany stain was applied throughout the apt over a wide plank flooring.  The Ebony stained kitchen floor has two coats of stain while the Royal Mahogany floor has only one coat as the client requested.   We also installed a three piece base molding throughout the apartment.

We used the same cabinets in the master bathroom as for the Kitchen in the color of Ebony.  Porcelanosa 12″x24″ white tile was installed on the side walls with the back accent wall being tiled in Little Satch Artistic Tile.   We installed Rohl  Cisal fashion plumbing with a Porcelanosa LED shower head.  The countertop for the vanity was cut with an ogee edge for a Kathryn Kohler Sink.

Photograph by Donna Dotan



  • Master Planning / Site Analysis
  • Conceptual Planning and Design
  • Prototype Design
  • Code and Zoning Analysis
  • Design and Construction Documents
  • Specifications
  • Permitting Assistance
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Quality Control
  • Final Punch Out


  • Measure and Design kitchen using either 20/20 Design, Sketch up, or AutoCAD
  • Cabinet Selection Advice in both traditional and modern cabinet choices for both kitchen and bathrooms
  • Offering both frameless and frame cabinet selections
  • Door choices in a variety woods
  • Crown moulding choices
  • Cabinet handle and hinge selections
  • Countertop Selections in granite, quartz, solid surface, concrete, tile, glass
  • Sink and Faucet Selection in a variety of price ranges
  • Appliances Spec assistance
  • Backsplash and Floor Tile designs
  • Wood, Laminate, Engineered, and wide plank flooring, and Tile flooring
  • Base Moulding selections
  • Door Selections


  • LED Under Cabinet and In Cabinet Tape Lighting for evenly distributed lightPuck lighting for Accent Spot LightsPendant Lights for IslandsLED Shower Head and faucet Lighting available


  • Due Diligence Assessment of existing properties
  • Project feasibility analysis
  • Site investigations, zoning and code review
  • Budget and schedule preparation
  • Direction and coordination of the Design Team
  • Pre qualification of Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Preparation of bid packages and construction contracts


  • Project Accounting
  • Cost tracking for compliance with budgets and schedules
  • Direction and coordination of design consultants and contractors
  • Management of all construction activities
  • Quality Assurance
  • Documentation of work progress throughout the construction phase


  • Reconciliation of all project costs
  • Coordination of all required final inspections
  • Assistance in preparation of the Punch Lists
  • Coordination of all warranties, as-built drawings, and maintenance schedules
  • Securing all applicable use and occupancy permits

An Example of a Carroll Gardens Renovation

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