Design Build Renovation Contractors Brooklyn, NYC

We are a full-service design-build contractor in Brooklyn with a specialized focus on residential renovations of all shapes and sizes. Whether the job requires a top-to-bottom gut renovation or kitchen-bathroom combo, our highly skilled and dedicated crew of designers, project managers, architects, and builders has the combined expertise to meet your interior renovation needs.

Design-Build Contractors Trusted Across Brooklyn, NYC

We’re proud recipients of various awards in service and design – earning praise throughout New York City and the interior design community. We strive to maintain a level of quality that continually raises the bar, which is why we’re consistently earning 5-star reviews from our clients. From Brooklyn to Manhattan, we apply our expertise to various styles of residential renovations in NYC.

Why Choose Design-Build in Brooklyn?

We’re often asked why we’re different from other renovation and remodel firms in NYC. The reason is our design-bid approach is truly a full-service renovation solution, whereas the more traditional design-bid-build renovation method requires contracting a designer or architect to plan and render the project design. They then bid out the construction to a separate build contractor, who may then bid it out to various subcontractors. Designers and contractors are not always contractually obliged to one another and often require coordination to manage the project. For more specific information on the unique differences of our design-build renovations in Brooklyn, read Design-Build vs. Architectural Firms and Design Build vs Design-Bid-Build: What’s The Difference?

See our Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Remodel - our largest remodel to date.

Brooklyn Neighborhoods

As New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn homes are as varied as its residents. Brooklyn’s cultural and historical value is apparent in both the exteriors and interiors of the residences within its borders. As the premier all-inclusive design-build firm in NYC, we serve all the major Brooklyn neighborhoods, including:

  • Greenpoint
  • Park Slope
  • Williamsburg
  • Downtown
  • Brooklyn Heights, of which our client had to say: “[Gallery] made the process of choosing elements for our renovation extremely simple and intuitive, always offering a guiding hand when needed but also deferring to our choices. They also handled the process of getting necessary permits and co-op approvals seamlessly with negligible involvement from us.”

Brooklyn Property Types

Working exclusively in NYC means we have in-depth knowledge of every type of residential renovation in Brooklyn, including:

One client who chose us for their Park Slope brownstone renovation walked away delighted:

“They were flexible, invariably agreeing to requested adjustments. Throughout the project, [we] continued to live in the house, which was made possible by the workers’ consistent neatness and care. The work has been completed and we could not be more delighted with the quality work and beautiful look of our new kitchen, pantry and closets.” We are dedicated to bringing that same sense of satisfaction to your Brooklyn renovation, too.

Our Renovation Services

What sets Gallery apart is our end-to-end process to your NYC home renovation. We are a turnkey, full-service design-build firm, which means we handle every single aspect of your project. Our renovations include the following scope of services:

Design & Architectural Services

The first steps to any successful renovation are a well-planned interior design and strong architectural framework. When renovating with Gallery, our clients are immediately assigned a dedicated in-house designer and project manager who works with you first-hand to scope out the vision of the renovation. Once the specifics are settled, your design specialist and in-house architect map everything out in your architectural drawing, making sure all specifics are accounted for. We take pride in making sure we factor in everything from drawer sizes and under-cabinet panels to refrigerator door swings and range hood specs.

NYC Board Approvals & Permits

As part of our full-service approach, we take on the responsibility of handling all red tape involved in your renovation, whether we’re renovating a brownstone in Bed-Stuy or downtown co-op. This includes:

  • Reviewing and satisfying your board’s alteration agreement 
  • Filing all relevant architectural plans with the Department of Buildings
  • Procurement of all necessary permits 
  • If the home is located on a landmarked street, then the Landmark Preservation Commission is an additional layer that must be handled on your behalf
  • If exterior renovation work is required on your landmarked home, LPC approval is needed for that as well. If exterior work is not required on your landmarked home, we still need to obtain a “Letter of no effect” from the LPC in order to proceed

Material Procurement

Our design team curates all finishes and fixtures for your renovation – everything from penny tiles in the bathroom to chandeliers for the foyer and the whole world of finishes and fixtures in between. Our project coordinators then procure every selection, while also handling the logistics of material inspection and delivery.

We are not limited in material choices, as we are brand agnostic and able to purchase any item from any vendor, anywhere, on your behalf as our client. In fact, with Gallery, our clients don’t ever need to set foot in a showroom, unless desired.

Construction & Construction Management

Once plans are approved, demo begins and deliveries start trickling in. When the space is ready for renovation, our team begins work, delivering timelines and setting the expectation for completion. While every job timeline may be different (Read: How Long Does A Full Apartment Renovation In New York City Take?), every job completion results in the same exact thing - utmost client satisfaction.

Some Of Our Work In Brooklyn

From bathrooms and kitchens to living rooms, closets, flooring, and anything in between, we’ve crafted them all. Get inspired by some of our finest interior renovation work in Brooklyn below. View our full Brooklyn renovation portfolio or browse a few of our favorites: 

Loft renovation Brooklyn

Belltel Loft Renovation In Brooklyn

The owners of this newly-purchased loft in the BellTel hired Gallery to renovate their kitchen and bathroom, which were outdated and didn’t meet their aesthetic palette. To bring their dreamy luxury kitchen design to life, our interior design team delivered a more transitional aesthetic with lighter tones, while the bathroom called for a mix of terrazzo floor tile and hand painted wall tile. The renovation provided a clean, cohesive look with bursts of contrast throughout. View the full Brooklyn loft renovation before and after.

Loft renovation Brooklyn

Brownstone Renovation In Bed-stuy, Brooklyn

This Brooklyn brownstone renovation was a full gut project in every regard. On top of installing new floors, a kitchen and bath renovation, and all the typical restoration and refinishing involved in a brownstone built in 1899, we also completely updated the exterior, constructed a brand new balcony, and converted the space from a single-family home into an an owner’s triplex. View the full Brooklyn renovation before and after.

Why Design-Build Works Best For Brooklyn Renovations

All Services Under One Roof

Strong communication is essential to a successful renovation, which is why our clients are assigned a dedicated team with one central and main point of contact. Additionally, our all-inclusive project management allows clients to put away their rolodex, kick up their feet, and dig into the JobTracker app anytime they choose to see the current status of their project. Or, if there’s a specific question, a dedicated designer is one phone call away.

Bridged Communication Between Architect And Construction

During a traditional renovation, an architect and the construction team are separate entities and typically don’t work in tandem. Once the architect finishes their plans and blueprint, they usually transfer them to the construction team and move to the next project - leaving the management strictly in the hands of the construction team. This hand-off can often be fumbled if not managed properly, resulting in mishandled details and extended timelines. Since design-build firms handle all aspects of your project, the communication between parties is built-in and literally under the same roof, making change orders less likely and ensuring ideal results.

No Unexpected Hiccups When Updating Permits & Filing Legal Documents

Depending on your experience level, permits and filings can possibly be the most challenging part of a NYC renovation. Every building has a different board and often, your unique building type (IE: pre-war brownstone, co-op) warrants approval from additional NYC commissions. Not only does a design-build firm like Gallery remove the insecurity of navigating those waters solo, we have existing relationships across Brooklyn that help us secure approvals faster.


No matter what style of residential renovation in Brooklyn is required or how significant the job is, we've got educational content to help ease you into the renovation you've always imagined.

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Why Choose Gallery As A Design-Build Firm In New York City

When working with Gallery, you can rest easy knowing we plan, design, and execute all our NYC renovations with client care front and center. To see why design-build is the best method for your renovation in Brooklyn explore more of our work, or contact us to take the next step towards your renovation goals.




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