Manhattan General Contractors Specializing In Home Renovation

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.

Design-Build Services Trusted Across Manhattan

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.

Design-Build Firm With Full-Service Approach

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.

View before + afters of our full apartment renovation near Central Park.

Manhattan Neighborhoods We Service

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.”

Manhattan Renovation Types

Condo & Co-Op Renovation

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).

Loft Renovation

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.

Brownstone & Townhome Renovation

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. 

Pre-War Apartment Renovation

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. 

Apartment Combinations

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.

Room Creation

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.

Loft renovation Brooklyn

What To Look For In A Manhattan Design-Build Firm

All Renovation Services Under One Roof

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

Board Approval And Permit Pros

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.

Vendor-Agnostic Material Selection & Procurement

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.

 Design Renders

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. 

Change Orders Less Likely

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.

Loft renovation Brooklyn

Types of Renovations In Manhattan

Interior Renovations In Manhattan

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.

Kitchen Renovations In Manhattan

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.

Bathroom Renovations In Manhattan

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.

Renovation Options

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:

  • Integrated Smart Home Technology
  • Hardwood Flooring and/or Carpet Installation
  • Pre-War Restoration (Flooring, Framing, Moulding)
  • Custom Window Treatments + Fabrication/Installation
  • Paint Color + Wall Covering 
  • Lighting + Electrical Fixture 
  • Custom Carpentry (Cabinets, Closet Builds, Millwork, Finish Carpentry) 
  • Plumbing Selections

Manhattan Renovations Before and After

Loft renovation Brooklyn

Manhattan Classic 8 Pre-war Apartment Renovation

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.

Loft renovation Brooklyn

Manhattan Townhouse Renovation

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.

Client Testimonials & Reviews

I purchased a one bedroom apartment with the intention of doing some renovations. As a first time buyer in NYC I was looking for a team that would be able to help me navigate through the process with confidence. I interviewed several design build firms and decided to go with Gallery after speaking with Alex. He seemed to read my mind and understood my vision for the apartment. Going through this process was very frustrating-dealing with a difficult board, architect requirements, the pandemic, and many obstacles and setbacks along the way . They were steadfast in their commitment to completing the project and building the home I dreamed of. The designer, Kate was so lovely to work with as well by putting together such beautiful design options for me to choose. They are a team I felt I could trust to make everything work and they did not disappoint. Thank you so much!

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Gallery did exceptional work in a complete redo of a large kitchen and bath/powder room and then a large scale "sprucing up" of the rest of the apartment (paint/skim coat whole apartment, re-did floors, took down a wall, installed some AV and new lighting/electric). Kept to the timeline (even with delays caused by our building), creatively solved problems that come with work in an older building (and NYC in generally) and were very fair on price and change orders we requested. As we found things that were out of scope post living in the apartment (or problems created by other third party vendors involved in our project), they were happy to efficiently complete this additional work and fix others' errors. Work quality was high - if some detail was "below par," they would catch it, call it out on their own and fix on their own dime. For example, after wall papering our bathroom, on their own they decided it was not up to snuff and just re-did it at their expense (incl materials). I think that is a pretty unique approach and experiences like this reduce stress in the otherwise painful process of a full apartment renovation. Highly recommend using them for any remodel/renovation work.

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Why Choose Gallery As A Design-Build Firm?

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.




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