Apartment unit in Miami
The aim of this renovation was bringing neutral, global but warm functionalism and style on a low budget constraint to this unit located next to the beach in Miami. A key criterion was trying to generate the less waste possible, reusing all materials removed as much as possible. Discarded fixtures and furniture were donated to Habitat for Humanity, including carpet, kitchen countertop, sink, faucet, blinds, vanity, bathroom fixtures and lamps.The carpet flooring was replaced for water resistant floating vinyl that recreates hardwood look, does not need any adhesive glue and has a high acoustic isolation rate. The baseboards and molding were restored and reused. The kitchen countertop was replaced by a black granite one over the existing base cabinets. The kitchen base cabinet doors were reused by taking out their coating and then were lacquered in high gloss white, and glass with aluminum frame doors were added to the wall cabinets. In the bathroom, the toilet was replaced by a high-efficiency one and standard ceramic tiles in two different colors were installed in the shower. All the lamps have energy saving fluorescent bulbs, with the exception of one which use LED bulbs. The paint used is low VOC.