DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, hosted by "Contractor to the Stars" Stephen Fanuka, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most amazing spaces and construction of Manhattan's high-end luxury homes, like this dining area with a dining room table, a long bench and two backless chairs just off the living room. The goal was to maximize the use of space in the apartment, and not an inch is wasted.
In this episode of DIY's Network's Million Dollar Contractor, Fanuka Inc. renovations involved the guest bathroom which was completely gutted, adding a bathtub and mosaic tiles on the walls, creating a much lighter and larger-feeling room with added function as well.
Million Dollar Contractor, Stephen Fanuka was brought in to restore this apartment to its prewar glory, and the crown jewel was to be an oak-paneled dining room. The Fanuka team selected individual quarter-sawn oak panels for the highly-figured grain pattern she desired. They also had custom solid wood moldings cut to replicate prewar details and even wood species. Even the staining of the wood was laborious, but in the end well worth it for the room is warm and honey-toned. Finally added was a vintage fireplace from an architectural salvage company.
DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor, hosted by "Contractor to the Stars" Stephen Fanuka, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most amazing spaces and construction of Manhattan's high-end luxury homes. This hallway chest was transformed into a piece of graffiti art complimenting the black and white striped mirror above.
In the study, Stephen Fanuka built a new bookcase and wall unit, separating the space from the living room. Additionally, all other millwork in the room - from AC covers to crown molding was newly built for the apartment. Period details - like the carved fireplace mantel and archway over the doors, were restored and reprinted as featured on DIY Network's Million Dollar Contractor.