Mud rooms, guest rooms, and professionally designed rooms. We asked five New Yorkers how they would improve their city abodes.
- A room that can take getting dirty It would be great to have a “mud room.” I recently met neighbors who combined two apartments and they created a “mud room” by one of the entries. This means they have one “formal entry” and the other door enters into a tiled room where they have their laundry, plus space for bikes and strollers and a place to enter with dirty shoes. - Pamela, Upper West Side
- Split, opened up, and totally made-over kitchen I would redo the kitchen and take a little portion of it to create a second bathroom. Then I’d redo all the cabinetry, get new appliances, and knock down the kitchen wall to have an open kitchen/ dining room. I hate not having any windows in the kitchen -- not just for light, but also so you can air it out! - Julie, Inwood
- Roof with a view I wish they’d build a roof deck! We’d have a gorgeous view of the downtown skyline. And, I think it would add value to the co-op. -Meredith, Harlem
- More rooms and better decor I’d want a third bedroom for out-of-town guests. Also, I’d hire a professional to paint and furnish the whole apartment. - Clemens, Financial District
- A fireplace for when it cools down I want a working fireplace!! Fireplaces are such a gorgeous feature in a room. They’re natural focal points, and there’s nothing cozier during the winter. And you can make s’mores while pretending to camp. - Stacey, Upper West Side
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