Upstate Kitchen Renovation Part 2

Upstate Kitchen Renovation Part 1

Design Recipes host, interior designer Cathy Hobbs takes on the kitchen renovation of an Upstate NY cottage.

Hot Trends

Timeless vs Trendy? Both directions could help you create the design of your dreams. In this episode of Design Recipes we reveal some of the current hot trends in renovation and design, while also providing you with an inside look into an iconic piece of Manhattan real estate on the market for the first time in more than a decade.

Be Bold with Black!

Black is the hottest color in home décor?! Who knew? That’s right from black kitchens to black bathrooms, the color black is making a BOLD statement in the home. Renovations expert Andrew Harrington takes us on a tour of a recent project using black while Frank Marasco of Zicana showcasessome one of a kind black materials. We also have Lawrence Lee of Bracha NY at Keller Williams NYCtaking us on a property tour of a 2 bedroom residence located at 120 Riverside Blvd. on Manhattan’s West Side

Episode 6: The Art of Outdoor Living

Let’s face it there certainly is something special about the warmer months.  The chance to dine al fresco, enjoy that patio or deck. In this episode of Design Recipes, Celebrity Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs and her team of experts share tips on ways to make the most of your outdoor space. Looking for more tips? Be sure to also follow the Design Recipes blog at www.cathyhobbs.com/blog/

Episode 5: Living Large In Small Spaces!

When we talk about luxury living, size doesn’t always matter.  In urban settings especially, many people either chose or select a compact, minimal lifestyle.  We begin in Manhattan’s financial district, where we tour the luxurious residences at Cipriani.  Then, we get expert renovation and design tips from our renovations expert Manhattan Renovations on ways to successfully maximize space in your home. But let’s not forget great design! This is where our tile and stone expert Francesco Marasco of Zicana comes in, sharing with us a space saving, indoor bar design.  And last but not least, if you are looking for a mortgage, is an adjustable rate mortgage for you?   Mortgage guru Brian Scott Cohen of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage shares his expert. 

Episode 4: It’s Time to Renovate!

We begin in Chelsea, one of the more interesting neighborhoods as it relates to real estate in New York City. From lofts – to apartments and brownstones, Chelsea has a diverse real estate mix. We head inside a Chelsea loft that is home to a spectacular gut renovation. Then, we get “tips of the trade” from our renovations expert Manhattan Renovations who gives us tips on how to spend our renovation dollars. After you renovate, you are going to definitely want to fill your home with unique furniture pieces. Francesco Marasco of Zicana introduces us to some of his one of a kind furniture pieces that incorporate actual gem stones. And now that summer is almost upon us, many people are looking to perhaps invest in a weekend or vacation home, mortgage guru Brian Scott Cohen of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage shares his expert advice for consumers looking to buy a second home.

Episode 3: Washington Heights and Focus on COLOR!

Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan for decades was an undiscovered neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Washington Heights is now a sought after destination. Design Recipes expert Lawrence Lee of Keller Williams NYC takes us on a tour of Edgecombe Parc, a new luxury condominium building in the area.

When it comes time to renovation your home, there are so many types of finishes to choose from and you don’t just have to go with traditional colors like black, white, beige or gray. In case you didn’t know it a bright, vibrant color, called RADIANT ORCHID is all the rage, and this years’ Pantone Color of the Year. Tile and Stone expert Francesco Marasco shares with Design Recipes host Cathy Hobbs, ways to bring brilliant color, including Radiant Orchid into your home.

Renovating?? Well, you will definitely want to grab a pen and pad as renovations expert Andrew Harrington gives his expert advice on what to consider when hiring a contractor. And finally, mortgage guru Brian Scott Cohen of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage shares his expert advice for consumers on the difference between a conventional mortgage and a jumbo mortgage.

Episode 2: Riverside Boulevard, Kitchen and Bathrooms (from the basic to bling!)

15 years ago, the neighborhood of Riverside Boulevard didn’t even exist, now it is one of the more sought after areas of New York City, with large family sized residences and big price tags to match. Design Recipes expert Lawrence Lee of Keller Williams NYC takes us on a tour.  When it comes to your next kitchen and bathroom renovation, how do you get the most bang for the buck?  Design Recipes expert, Andrew Harrington of Manhattan Renovations shares some tricks of the trade. PLUS you won’t believe what Tile and Stone expert Francesco Marasco shares with Design Recipes host Cathy Hobbs, a kitchen in which the countertops are made of actual gem stones!   And finally, mortgage guru Brian Scott Cohen of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage shares his expert advice on what a consumer should look for when selecting a home lender.