A Renovation Grows in Brooklyn

A couple tackles their yellow kitchen at last, making it ready for prime time (as the sign says, “Let’s Eat!”) Project: Give an outdated kitchen a media nook and more storage in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn Before: Rosalind, a business analyst, and her husband, Lawrence, longed to return to Brooklyn after a decade in Long Island. In…

Beauty Bridge Haul + Review

Aside from Sephora and Ulta, where else do you shop to discover and buy beauty products? I was recently introduced to Beauty Bridge, a multi-channel beauty retailer of skincare, mineral cosmetics, bath and body, fragrances, hair, and nail care products. As a beauty blogger, I receive hundreds of pitches a week but this particular email…

Commercial Guide: Your Retail Renovation Budget

Making the leap from e-commerce or need a physical presence for your business? Here’s a renovation cost guide to get started Designer Rebecca Taylor store project by Sweeten contractor David Opening a physical brick-and-mortar store is a bold and energizing step. It’s a chance to create a walk-in version of a business you’ve been growing, or a tangible realization of…

A Modern Bathroom Remodel Gets Creative

A hex tile bathroom provides a new look, plus a West Elm side table moonlights as a vanity Last week, we took a peek at Amy and Nick’s sparkling new kitchen [LINK]. This week, we’re exploring their new bathroom, which takes a style cue from a previous Sweeten story. Project: Refresh an outdated bath in Prospect…

Commercial Guide: Your Office Renovation Budget

Ready to start or graduate your business or medical practice to your next office space? Here’s how to cost out a renovation Office build-out by Sweeten contractor Paul in Manhattan Perhaps you have outgrown your home office or coworking space or maybe your business is in need of a fresh location or configuration. An office…

The Kitchen Pantry, 5 Ways

From pull-out shelves to its own room, the pantry is a cook’s best friend. For some people, keeping everything organized in the kitchen is essential for a happy home. A solution: the kitchen pantry, a storage space that can be anything from a few shelves or cabinets, a closet, or it’s very own room. You’ll…

That Time I Got Eyelash Extensions at Brightwater Spa

It’s been one week and I have yet to apply a coat of mascara. Why? Oh—because mascara is dead. Look what you made me do… I got eyelash extensions! (Ha, like my T-Swift song reference?) I recently got them after years of wondering what it would be like to wake up with long, lush and…

An All-White Kitchen Reno Strikes Calacatta Gold (Marble)

A Brooklyn couple who loves to cook creates a waterfall counter as a welcoming perch for friends and family Project: Open up a tiny kitchen in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Before: Amy and Nick were looking for a new home and wanted a place that was either move-in ready or didn’t need a lot of work….

Fall Beauty Checklist: Drugstore Makeup Favorites

I could spend forever in the drugstore makeup aisle. I’m not sure if it’s because I love discovering new products, or because I’m just really indecisive. Either way, there’s no better feeling than scooping up a bunch of new makeup for a fraction of the price. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some high-end…

Annecy Farmer’s Market

Rosie in the first pic haha. And her poor forehead – she fell. And her mouth was covered in raspberry juice from eating raspberries! I love farmer’s markets. We ate at the same restaurant every day because it was so good and every time we ordered Gratin de Crozet every time. Crozet pasta is pasta…

Shower Heads 101

Set your bathing experience with a wide range of shower heads to satisfy every mood, style, and budget What’s your preferred method of bathing? If like most Americans, it’s the shower, then you probably have a showering style. But it may not be the same for all the members of your family. Perhaps you like…

An Architect’s Blueprint for His Hillside Home

Plans include an open kitchen, new closets, oak floors, and embracing the “cons” of Carrara marble A search for a home to suit their growing family led Marissa and Cody from the West Village to a beautiful spot in northern Manhattan. The apartment, a two-bed, one-bath corner unit, was located on a steep hill in the neighborhood…