Tribeca lobby renovation

Tribeca, NYC:

Sometimes old-fashioned calls for a facelift…

Before & After

All good things come to an end. In this case, the old-fashioned building lobby in Tribeca was simply a few years too old and needed a younger look. The client requested a complete facelift and our team at Chapter was happy to get to work.

The Chapter team had a long to-do list to bring this 1940’s house up to code. From updating all plumbing and electrical panels to making this home hurricane safe with new reinforced windows. The house was therefore demolished to its bones in order to inspect and rebuild it towards its full potential. The new owners were very keen on incorporating an indoor/outdoor feel within the house benefiting from the unique Miami weather and the large backyard.

The project was planned and executed together with the design firm Home Girl by Erin Lichy. The client wanted to keep the old-fashioned look but improve the functionality of the space. With the design team, we created the space to the heart’s desire of the client.

Having good coordination and scheduling with the stakeholders was key to having a successful project. The building could only be accessed through the lobby and hallway, both areas were part of the renovation scope and needed to remain open to tenants of the building throughout the whole renovation process. We are happy to say that we kept the lobby, foyer, and hallway operable during the renovation and we made sure that the building residents could continue their daily activities without impact.

The client requested tiling of the walls up to wainscot height, new mosaic floors, new electrical chandeliers, the redistribution of under-stairs storage and garbage disposal room and lastly, the painting of walls, ceilings, and doors. The Chapter team worked untiringly to get this renovation done to make sure that we could satisfy the clients’ needs.

A big challenge our team faced was the installation of the new mosaic tiles on the floors, due to the floor unevenness, which the Chapter Team corrected by resurfacing the subfloors after demolition was completed. Another challenge with the mosaic design and the fact that the building had a new logo that had to include the building number.

One of the fundamental issues the building was facing prior to the Chapter team taking on the project was the lack of space for building common areas, storing cleaning equipment and supplies, and the disposal room.

With the new design, the Chapter team was able to create extra space underneath the building lobby stairs. We created a separate functional room that could be used as storage space. For this room, the Chapter team manufactured and installed 2 new custom-made panel doors that were perfectly fitted to the shape of the stairs. In the end a nice built-in look was achieved that completely fitted the image that the client had in mind.

Before & After

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