Before & After in the City: The Dining Room

The co-op reveal continues! Today, we move into the dining room. Something to note is that this room has windows facing the East River, but also facing another side of my aunt and uncle's building that is full of their neighbor's windows.

The window treatments and stained glass are on the wall where dozens of neighbors could peek in.

I can't remember where my aunt got this baker's rack, but I remember her telling me the story of carrying it many blocks up 2nd Avenue with a friend years ago to get it to her old apartment building. Can you imagine?

The build in units that covered the HVAC looked nice, but my aunt said the pieces slowly broke over time. Here, you can see that one panel was completely off the unit.

Here's a picture taken from the dining room during the renovation work. Did I mention that my aunt and uncle moved out during this? They moved into a short term apartment in New Jersey.

Here's a little sneak peek at what was done. The window treatments were ripped out, new cabinets were built, and the floors were scraped and refinished.


  1. i'm enjoying this series! i've been following along. can't wait for the dining room after. kitchen looks awesome. pam


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