News — Queens
A couple opts for the fresh and bright for a lasting look
Before EntireHomes KewGardens NYC Queens
If you want to have your way with a New York City apartment, “handyman special” is the phrase to look for in the listings. And that’s exactly what our discreet homeowners—we’ll call them MR and SV—found when they walked into this one-bedroom Kew Gardens, Queens co-op. The 1,000-square-foot unit was chock full of prewar features, but would make way for a clean and modern look focusing on the kitchen and bathroom. The renovators posted their project on Sweeten, a free service matching homeowners with vetted general contractors, and found the right contractor who elevated an outdated apartment into the 21st...