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  • 2018 HOBI Award Winner - Best Residential Remodel $150,000-250,000

    Recycle/Reuse/Reclaim/Renovate… The Four R’s

With the creative skill set that Robin Carroll brings to the clients’ projects, who better than her to put together a hodgepodge of unused building products and furnishings to create a dynamic family home, for a renovation on a tight budget , using the Four R’s; Recycle, Reuse, Reclaim and Renovate.

Working in the renovation business with clients that always want the latest and greatest, Karp often removes high quality and/or barely used or unwanted products from their clients’ homes. Being environmentally conscious and having a frugal founder, we often save millwork, plumbing fixtures, shower doors and any items that seem too good to hit the landfill. Like all spec homebuilders, the Karp Spec Division had left over materials collecting dust.

Robin’s long-term vision is what enabled her to purchase and convert the lowest priced home in New Canaan into a single-family work of art. Robins ingenuity, creativity, and flexibility to take this medley of building materials and create a compelling design, encompassed the entire home.

Using her designers’ eye, Robin found some 1950’s turquoise blue GE metal cabinets at an auction and purchased them for $200.00. To complete the kitchen. The entire kitchen was new and purchased from Green Demolition in NJ, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador Oven, Viking Cooktop, Bosh Dishwasher and microwave, shaker style cabinets and black granite counters, all for $6,000. Everything down to the art and furnishings are a conglomerate of found objects from yard sales, barn finds and client discards.