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Food Kitchen : A Pink Kitchen Was Where It All Began Buy

  • A Pink Kitchen Was Where It All Began. Then the hues became even more vibrant

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  • One thing was certain as Giovanni Botta and Amanda Pinegar started to plan the renovations of the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, home they had purchased: a pink kitchen.
  • “We had already chosen the refrigerator, which is pink,” the 44-year-old ceramicist Ms.
  • Pinegar stated. “And we wanted that to be enhanced by a kitchen.”
  • They thought of a lot of other vibrant colors to go with the pink kitchen.
  • Mr. Botta, 42, a software engineer at Alphabet-owned Waymo, the autonomous car company, stated, “Amanda wanted it really bold.”
  • This was nothing new; their bedroom had been painted pink and yellow in their previous house.

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  1. In the midst of the pandemic, in November 2021, the couple paid $1.6 million for the townhouse, struggling to make ends meet for their twin daughters, who are now seven years old.
  2. Sincerely, we believed we would have to leave New York, Ms.
  3. Pinegar admitted. “
  4. However, after a year of renting a house, we realized that what we was really tired of was living in a 900-square-foot apartment with twins, not New York.”
  5. Much more space was available in their new townhouse, which was nearly 2,100 square feet on two floors with a finished basement.
  6. However, it required work because it had been divided into three units with outdated finishes.
  7. The family temporarily relocated while they started interviewing architects.
  8. They soon discovered that many of them didn’t share their enthusiasm for the imaginative use of color or their belief that the renovation could be completed for around $400,000.

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  • However, they found a kindred spirit in Luki Anderson of Brooklyn-based Studio Officina.
  • It was an easy sell for me because I really love color, Ms.
  • Anderson said.
  • “It was a really fun project, and they were reallyThe townhouse was transformed into a spacious single-family home by Ms.
  • Anderson through the removal of numerous interior walls.
  • She planned a living room in front, an enlarged kitchen and dining area behind, and a library in between on the parlor level.
  • Since Mr. Botta and Ms. Pinegar requested a large quantity of ceramic tile, Ms.
  • Anderson recommended a line of patterns by Nathalie Du Pasquier for Mutina.
  • They extended the runway from the front door to the kitchen at the back of the house using the tiles.
  • awesome clients.”
    Ms. Anderson created a new master suite, three more bedrooms, and an additional bathroom upstairs.
  • She had the idea to create a music room for Mr.
  • Botta, a powder room, and a casual family room with a Marmoleum floor in the basement.
  • Ms. Anderson asked for preliminary quotes from two contractors in the fall of 2021, and they assured her that the renovations could be finished within her budget.
  • She stated, “It seemed like it would be tight but doable if we went with the right person.”
  • However, 2022 was problematic. Inflation had increased the costs by the time the design details were finalized and a building permit was obtained, which took several months.
  • The couple also found that extensive termite damage to the wooden structure needed to be repaired.
  • According to Mr.
  • Botta, new bids “came in for more than twice what we expected.
  • ” A few contractors quoted a million dollars for the work.

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  1. They chose to put off most of their plans for the top floor rather than hunt for less expensive alternatives to replace the materials they were enthusiastic about, such as the Mutina tile and new oak flooring to replace the old bamboo.
  2. And they went all in on the parlor level after that. At Ms.
  3. Anderson’s recommendation, the couple arranged a virtual consultation with Farrow & Ball’s color curator, Joa Studholme, in order to make sure the color scheme was precisely what they wanted.
  4. Ms. Studholme recommended using neutral paint colors for most of the walls, such as the oatmeal-colored Stirabout and the cooler Strong White, to keep the house feeling airy and light.
  5. However, she used vivid hues like Yellowcake, bright green Danish Lawn, and warm red Bamboozle for the window and door trim.
  6. She recommended painting a striking shade of Dinnerware blue from the floor to the top of a chair rail in order to add more color to the tiled hallway.
  7. She also gave the couple instructions to paint the trim and doors straight across.
  8. They decided that Cinder Rose would make the perfect pink kitchen.
  9. According to Ms. Studholme, “it was all about listening to the clients’ wishes and coming up with a scheme that was appealing for young children as well as the young at heart.”
  10. Ultimately, the couple completed a few tasks upstairs, which included demolishing the old kitchen and remodeling the bathroom, which features eight different color Tetris-inspired tile (two chosen by each family member).
  11. Emiliano Construction completed the $538,000 renovation, but Mr. Botta and Ms.
  12. Pinegar are so happy with the outcome that they’ve almost forgotten about having to put their plans for the upstairs on hold.
  13. Ms. Pinegar remarked, “We haven’t even thought about it in a while.”
  14. “If we had cut back on the things we really wanted, we probably could have done the entire place, but those things were really important to us.”

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