2 Lambert Street, Roslyn Heights
(516-484-7800, ext. 3059)
If you covet a double-wide fridge or commercial-style range, Goldman Associates is a good place to start. It’s the area’s largest distributor of high-end brands like Sub-Zero, Wolf, Asko, and Best.
29 First Avenue
This East Village appliance source sells a wide variety of fridges, ranges, and washers (Miele, Viking, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau). Don’t despair if you can’t find what you’re looking for: There are additional styles and models in stock.
Krup’s Kitchen & Bath
11 West 18th Street
These high-end appliance dealers have a reputation for stocking their tiny Flatiron store full of the latest (and trendiest) lines. They’ve got the ubiquitous Viking ranges, but also stoves by Gaggenau and La Cornue, dishwashers by Bosch, and bath fixtures from the likes of Toto and Kohler.
34 West 22nd Street, sixth floor
Stephen Balser and his team of plaster experts will custom-design just about anything for your home, from the basic (wall panels, cabinets, bathtubs, sinks, countertops) to the ornamental (domes, vaults, cornices). Choose among smooth, polished, patterned, or rough-hewn textures.
450 West 31st Street
A sculpture and fabrication studio for creative types, Atta manufactures functional and decorative architectural objects for residences. It uses materials like clay, fiberglass, and resin to create tables, sinks, lamps, and countertops.
Get Real Surfaces, Inc.
37 West 20th Street
The concrete pros at Get Real offer everything from floor and wall tiles to custom-designed countertops, sinks, and fireplaces. They’ve got fourteen standard colors to choose from but will also custom color-match any paint chip.
Neil Boyce Renovations
A high-end general contractor, Neil Boyce does it all: electric, plumbing, finishes. He and his team of craftsmen specialize in architectural millwork, including cabinetry, crown moldings, and all things stone, metal, marble, and glass.
As the name suggests, Theatrical Props designs stage sets. But these carpentry experts have also branched out into residential work: They use antique wood (culled from collapsed barns and the like) to create floors, beds, cabinets—you name it.
LIGHTING & FURNISHINGS
85 Fifth Avenue
375 West Broadway
This national chain offers home décor with European flair. Pick up anything from embroidered dish towels and milk-glass eggcups to kitchen chairs.
B & G Antique Lighting
28-05 Broadway, Fair Lawn, N.J.
B & G specializes in antique-lighting restoration as well as custom-designed ceiling, wall, floor, and table lamps. Most of its fixtures are brass, but B & G will do just about any metal finish (nickel, pewter, copper).
34 West 13th Street
Filaments offers modernist lighting for a streamlined kitchen or home: lots of new and vintage fixtures, with a heavy emphasis on mid-century lamps—Saarinen, Castiglioni, George Nelson—and shades.
Fisher Marantz Stone
22 West 19th Street
FMS has created lighting solutions for venues ranging from concert halls to casinos—but is happy to work on residences. The staff will create a detailed sketch and model before working with outside fixture manufacturers to develop your lighting system.
746–748 Warren Street, Hudson, N.Y.
James Russell Godman Jr. loves his eccentric antiques. You’ll find a wide array of architectural elements, pottery, stone antiquities, hardware, and cool stuff (barber poles, scales) from old stores.
Olde Good Things
124 West 24th Street
19 Greenwich Avenue
These stores house a wealth of architectural antiques: original hardware and knobs, mantels, doors, columns, and sconces and all things brass, iron, and bronze.
315 Spring Street
Wyeth’s quirky collection of vintage classic-modern furnishings offers standout items like a cast-iron work table salvaged from a factory—perfect for funkier kitchens and dining rooms. It also custom-designs tables (dining, coffee, end), chairs, and cool six-feet-in-diameter upholstered benches shaped like doughnuts.
PLUMBING & FIXTURES
Simon’s Hardware & Bath
421 Third Avenue
In business for almost 100 years, Simon’s stocks an impressive selection of knobs, hinges, light-switch plates, and other assorted kitchen and bath fixtures and hardware—plus faucets, tubs, sinks, and toilets.
Solco Plumbing Supply
413 Liberty Avenue, Brooklyn
These fixture and faucet pros stock almost every line of plumbing manufacturer. Come here for Chicago faucets, Kohler sinks, Jacuzzi tubs … If you’ve heard of it, they probably carry it.
An online dealer, Web Wilson’s auctions are architectural in nature and specialize in such goodies as stained glass, vintage plumbing, hardware, and fixtures.
PAINT & MATERIALS
550 Hamilton Avenue, Brooklyn
A DIY mecca, Home Depot carries everything from basic building materials to electrical supplies to hardware to lighting to windows and doors. Its full-service paint center features brands like Glidden, Behr, and Ralph Lauren.
With ten locations scattered throughout the city, Janovic is a great source for paint, wallpaper, and window treatments. Its wide selection of in-house paints, primers, varnishes, and glazes is reasonably priced.
Bloom & Krup
504 East 14th Street
Visit these kitchen and bath pros in their newly renovated (and enormous) showroom for appliances, hardware, fixtures, and cabinetry. They’re best known for an impressive selection of Viking pieces, but they stock just about any brand you can think of.
311⁄2 Greene Street
The Soho showroom for this Milan-based kitchen-and-bath emporium displays sleek, high-tech countertops, islands, and custom-made cabinets—crafted from steel, glass, and wood.
1217–1220 Third Avenue
These one-stop shops for the home cram their shelves with everything from lighting to major appliances. Hardware is a specialty: There’s a good chance you’ll find that missing knob here.