We've mentioned before how remodeling projects become a step more difficult when done in a condo. Not only does it usually limit the hours crew members are allowed to work, but there are a variety of things that have to get approval from the association. Furthermore, the major layout of things like plumbing are usually unchangeable, giving the designer the extra challenge of revamping the entire space while respecting the original plumbing layout. These challenges are magnified in a city condo, due to tight spaces and lack of parking.
However, the OHi team has perfected their work with condos and has it down to a science. Our designer was still able to significantly alter the layout of the kitchen-living room area by adding and island. This island became the center for storage and cooking, as they were able to relocate the range. This also lead to the installation of a retractable downdraft stove vent.
A few things had to stay, such as the cement pillars. However, the team was able to design around those. The hardwood flooring also had to stay installed, which posed a problem as the client wanted new wood. The solution was to simply install the new floors directly over the old ones. Luckily not everything had to stay, and the client was able to get her wish of bathtub removal in favor of a larger, frameless shower.
West Loop of Chicago
Perimeter Cabinets: Sorrento in Chantilly Lace
Island Cabinets: Sorrento in Charcoal
Perimeter Countertop: Caesarstone in Raw Concrete
Perimeter Countertop: Caesarstone in Organic White
Backsplash: Mirrored Glass (3x6)
Kitchen Faucet: Brizzo in Matte Black with a Luxe Gold Accent
Kitchen Sink: Kohler
Bathroom Vanity: Grabill Lioher in Luxe Metallo
Vanity Surface: Fairmont Ceramic
Shower Floor and Niche: Calypso Blanco Lotus Pattern
Shower Wall Tile: Life Blanco
Bathroom Floor: Foundry 26 Zinc (12x24)
Bathroom Sink: Fairmount
Bathroom Faucet: Grohe
Shower Fixtures: Grohe