Those looking for a reputable design-build firm in Manhattan are in the right place. At Gallery, we offer similar services as a general contractor, but instead of only managing the construction, we handle every aspect of a home renovation from start to finish. We specialize in the many styles of residential renovations in Manhattan, from brand new luxury lofts to pre-war brownstones. If you need a full-scale gut renovation of an apartment, a combination of two single-room apartments, or anything in between, we have the skills to bring your dream home to life.
Since striving to exceed the standards for New York City home renovations is second nature, we’re quite proud to be a consistent recipient of awards in service and design. We are equally as proud of the reviews our clients have provided on Google and Houzz, resulting in a combined average of 4.9 stars. You won’t find anyone better suited to handle your home renovation project in Manhattan. Your vision is preserved and enhanced with our expertise to create a home that’s equally gorgeous and functional.
A design-build firm maintains responsibility for the entirety of a renovation project. Put another way, a design-build firm includes both the designer and general contractor working for the same company.
People often unwittingly work with a separate designer and architect, or a separate designer and architect and general contractor. With a design-build firm, multiple relationships become one, making the renovation instantly easier for the clients - who can now manage updates with one person instead of three. As a full-service design-build firm in New York City, we handle design, architectural planning, material selection and procurement, alteration agreements and city permits, along with all construction and project management. Learn more about our process and why design-build is the best method for NYC renovations.
Manhattan is the heart of New York City, with spaces as varied in style as the residents themselves. As the city’s premier all-inclusive design-build firm, gut renovation experts, and full-service general contractor, we serve all the major Manhattan neighborhoods, including Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side, and Tribeca.
One of our Manhattan clients actually has out-of-state residency, and was worried they would not be able to oversee their project’s progress, but our communication made the experience seamless: “The Gallery team was extremely professional and transparent throughout the entire process. They sent us photos and offered Job Tracker software to show the apartment’s transformation. Someone from the team was always available to answer our questions and listen to our ideas. They were able to stay within the agreed budget and completed the project on time. We highly recommend Gallery Kitchen and Bath to anyone considering a renovation project.”
Partnering with Gallery provides a dedicated team specializing in all aspects of condo and co-op renovations in NYC. Thanks to expertise that spans the city, keen attention to detail, and tactful rapport building, we streamline approvals from co-op boards and meet alteration agreements that impose rules around what is and isn’t allowed in terms of condo renovation and construction (IE: Plumbing restrictions, when work can be done, types of materials, types of construction method, etc).
As experts on loft renovation in New York City, we make the most of high-end, engaging spaces with historic charm and untouchable ceilings. We're committed to craftsmanship and impart each of our NYC loft renovations with a blend of architectural and design know-how. At Gallery, value and customer satisfaction are the bottom line.
Our years of experience as brownstone and townhouse renovation contractors throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn allow us to navigate the challenges of historic NYC homes and deliver the thoughtful craftsmanship needed to modernize your timeless space.
As experienced pre-war renovation contractors in New York City, Gallery KBNY helps our clients turn their pre-war palettes into masterpieces. We also know how much work is needed before each unveiling. Thanks to scattered ownership and inevitable decay, pre-war properties often require significant renovation before they can meet their full and pristine potential.
With a sole focus on NYC properties, we’re quite well-versed in what it takes to combine apartments – everything from how to approach the new layout and accounting for building codes to wet over dry restrictions and communicating with co-op boards. See our expertise for yourself via this apartment combination project in Columbus Circle, which involved combining an existing one-bedroom apartment with a newly purchased one-bedroom unit next door.
A common New York City housing scenario is to purchase an apartment with the intention to create an additional bedroom. By focusing on residential renovations in New York City, our expertise includes any unique room customization imaginable. Whether you’re in need of additional bedrooms, a room that can serve as an office or a study, or a laundry room to store your washer and dryer, we are experts in building new rooms in existing apartments.
With so many moving parts during an interior renovation, effective communication is essential to a successful end result. Since design-build firms have all parties involved under one roof, communication between design and construction is seamless and leaves minimal project management for clients beyond cost and material selection. Beyond getting both a designer and project liaison who guide your project from start to finish, our design-build offering includes both architectural and interior design services.
We take on the responsibility of handling all red tape involved in a NYC renovation, which is often extensive. This can include reviewing and satisfying a condo board’s alteration agreement, filing all relevant architectural plans with the Department Of Buildings, and procurement of all necessary permits. We also handle all LPC approvals and requirements.
With a focus on residential renovations throughout NYC, our kaleidoscopic experience and full-service approach allows clients to raise the bar on their home renovation goals and truly distinguish themselves via their fully-realized, contemporary dream home. Furthermore, since Gallery is brand and vendor-agnostic, we’re not limited in any way with our material selections. Some firms or contractors sell their own materials or have relationships with particular vendors, but our commitment is to our clients. We’ll procure from any vendor, whether international or local. This quality makes our ability to design for both taste and budget fairly flexible.
Renovations that disturb asbestos-containing material cannot proceed until the asbestos is remediated by a company that specializes in asbestos removal, so testing prior to demo is essential. Still, just because a property contains asbestos does not necessarily mean the asbestos has to be removed or automatically poses a hazard to your health. If the asbestos will be untouched, we can occasionally work around the issue. However, best practices warrant remediation.
With a full team of design and construction professionals experienced in the complexities of NYC renovations, design-build firms make change orders and mid-project budget adjustments less likely.
At Gallery, we’re experts in interior renovations in NYC and help our clients streamline their projects with our full-service approach. As one client described, “We completed 3 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and a full basement in less than 4 months! They just finished and their work came out great!” We take pride in helping our clients materialize their dream homes, welcoming multi-room and full home renovations that allow us to make their coveted NYC real estate even more distinctive.
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether you’re a gourmet chef or simply looking for a space to feed your family, our kitchen renovations in NYC never sacrifice beauty for functionality. Our in-house design specialists help turn your vision into a gorgeous, versatile space that is outfitted with the perfect finishes, fixtures, and appliances.
At Gallery, we’re known for beautiful bathroom renovations in NYC. Not only do we get to exercise our design eye when helping clients choose materials like tile, vanities, and countertops, we also have proficiency in wet over dry restrictions and plumbing stacks, crucial to both bathrooms and kitchen renovations in New York City buildings.
Our interior renovation options are unlimited, meaning the client will ultimately decide their needs based on preliminary design discussions. For example, a full interior renovation in NYC may include:
This project was a full home renovation of an Upper West Side classic 8 pre-war apartment, meaning we updated all the flooring, renovated the kitchen, bathrooms, closets, and office space, then painted throughout. The cherry on top: we maintained and enhanced the pre-war charm with restoration and refinishing work throughout the apartment. View the full renovation before and after.
Our clients occupied the first two floors of this Manhattan townhouse, converted to condos with coveted access to the outdoors via a patio. The overall space had been well-maintained, but was dated and didn't necessarily reflect the aesthetic of our clients. Our goal was to brighten the home with character alongside modern elements. Beyond a full kitchen renovation, this Manhattan townhouse renovation included implementation of new flooring, retiling and installing new fixtures in the bathroom and powder room, painting the walls, updating the staircase, renovating all the doors and closets, plus new lighting fixtures throughout. View the full renovation before and after.
Worked with the Gallery Team to do a full gut renovation of our home. As a young family we wanted a more modern and open layout but needed a practical and functional layout which the Gallery Team worked with us to design. They were very helpful through the entire process and worked with us each step of the way with great responsiveness and care for our project. They were helpful but not pushy through the design process and efficient through the construction process. They maintained open lines of dialogue and we are very happy with the way our home turned out. Thank you Gallery!...View more
I started this journey with 1 1970s bathroom that needed renovated and dreams of adding a second bathroom and a kitchen that did utilize all the space. I went through the process of interviewing companies that have a team of people who do design, architect, construction, and permitting. The first 2 companies gave me a quote of only "labor". That absolutely wasn't helpful because I wanted to know how much the entire project would cost. I just needed to wrap my head around the cost of renovating a bathroom, adding a bathroom, moving the laundry room, renovating the kitchen, making my office a proper office but also needing a bed for guests and then on top of all of that, making the closets that I had, useful. When I told Avi this, he told me a rough estimate. It was so REFRESHING to have an idea of what my dream would cost. It was honest and he was creative in solving my bathroom addition and the office/guest bedroom dilemma. His solution - add the bathroom, move the laundry room and create a Murphy bed/desk area that also included a closet. It's perfect and beautiful. So that was Avi, my first encounter with GKB. Then I met Kate. The super hero behind the project. She managed everything. She helped me with colors and faucets and cabinets and all the tiny decisions that come with designing new things. She also worked with the construction crews and plumbers and electricians. She scheduled everything, chased them if they didn't show up on time, gave them very clear instruction to make sure everything was completed to perfection. She hustled and worked extremely hard. Every email was responded to timely and very thoroughly. I met a lot of the people during this process and every, single person that I encountered with GKB was kind, respectful, ready to help out with anything. I absolutely made the right decision in hiring GKB. My project stayed on budget (except when I wanted more), my project stayed on time (minus one tiny shipping delay on cabinets), and my project turned out to be more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. My kitchen is stunning. My office is stunning. My bathrooms are perfect. The laundry room is functional. And every closet utilizes the space in the most efficient way. One last thing about GKB - they have an app. And EVERYTHING is on the app. You will know EXACTLY what you're paying for, you will see pictures of progress, you will sign off on every tiny detail and it is all aggregated on one platform. You don't need to gather receipts and check emails...it's all in the app and it's a game changer. This is my 4th renovation project and GKB is by far the best firm I have ever used. I'm so thankful that I found them! You will be too!...View more
Considering a renovation in NYC? View our full portfolio of New York City renovation before and afters, learn more about Gallery KBNY, or simply contact us today.
We are an award-winning design-build firm in New York City with a full-service approach to residential renovations in Manhattan and Brooklyn that includes everything from interior design and architecture services to filing permits and construction. We’re experts in renovating pre-war homes, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, sourcing custom pieces, building entirely new rooms, millwork, and all that falls in between. Let Gallery bring your dream home to life.