Condo & Co-op Renovation Experts In New York City

Renovating condos and co-ops in New York The Gallery Way means you work with a dedicated team that specializes in both property types. We can navigate the complicated nuances of renovating NYC condos and co-ops, plus know best practices for working in apartment buildings. We are committed to craftsmanship and impart each project with our expert blend of architectural and design know-how. With Gallery, value and customer satisfaction are the bottom line.

New York City Co-Op & Condo Renovation

BENEFITS OF RENOVATING YOUR
CONDO OR CO-OP WITH GALLERY

Winner of Houzz awards in service and design.

Since striving to exceed the standards for New York City condo and co-op renovations is second nature, we’re quite proud to be a consistent recipient of numerous awards in service and design. We are equally as proud of the reviews our clients have given to both Houzz and Google, resulting in a combined average of 4.9 stars. You won’t find anyone better suited to handle your interior renovation project in Manhattan or Brooklyn, whether your home is a co-op or condo, brownstone or townhome, or loft. Your vision is preserved and enhanced with our expertise to create a home that is as gorgeous as it is comfortable and functional.

The Gallery Way means that every aspect of your condo or co-op renovation is considered and managed from the very beginning of our working relationship.

We handle every step of the process.

As a turnkey, full-service design-build firm, we are all-inclusive in our services. From start to finish, we do everything, including: architectural drafting and associated services, permit procurement, material selection, project management, and all the NYC renovation nuances most homeowners never consider. 

We don’t work on a change order model.

We work exclusively in Manhattan and Brooklyn and know how to navigate the complications required to renovate in a city with such rich history. Our proactive planning and due diligence enables us to provide a comprehensive project budget and timeline that takes into account all nuances within your desired scope ahead of time to prevent any unforeseen changes down the line. Our proposals encompass the true full cost of the entire project from start to finish.

We value communication.

From real-time project updates via our JobTracker app to old-fashioned phone calls and site visits, we put extra emphasis on our communication with you. Our projects have many moving parts, and clear communication is of the utmost importance to keeping track of your priority project.

Specific Challenges With Renovating NYC Condos & Co-Ops

Renovations in co-ops in New York are fairly regulated. Co-op boards have alteration agreements which impose rules around what is and isn’t allowed in terms of construction and renovation, including methods that can and can’t be used.

The alteration agreement essentially guides how we approach the project. This involves the following, among other things:

NYC Co-Op & Condo Renovation

Pre-War Co-Op Renovations

Renovating pre-war apartments in New York City, especially co-ops, is one of our core specialties. When comparing a pre-war co-op to a modern co-op, the differences in terms of renovation are essential to understanding the cost and timeline for your NYC co-op renovation.

  • Due to their age, pre-war co-ops are typically more expensive to renovate, especially if clients want to make substantial changes.
  • Also due to their age, electric and plumbing tend to be outdated in pre-war co-ops, alongside the greater likelihood of finding asbestos and insufficient electrical capacity - which not only adds cost but highlights the importance of working with experts in the field.
  • Depending on the client’s desires, the historic aesthetic factor can be key with pre-war co-ops. Some want to stay true to the historic aspect, in which case we dutifully maintain the classic, traditional, or Art Deco interiors.

How Does Gallery Take These Challenges Into Consideration?

When you work with a team that specializes in NYC apartment renovations, you reap the benefits of our expertise in craftsmanship and overall quality of work, alongside our skill in coordinating with condo/co-op boards and management agencies. We know each building has unique particulars and we closely work with our clients to make sure that guidelines are followed while creative solutions are offered. Some examples include:

Two major particulars are wet over dry restrictions and plumbing stacks, which we always consider when we begin the renovation planning process.

  • Wet over dry restrictions dictate whether or not you can physically relocate a bathroom.
  • Plumbing stacks dictate whether or not you can open up certain walls in kitchens.

We’ll petition your co-op board to make exceptions.

  • We will only do this in certain cases, if we feel it’s a genuine and worthwhile possibility.

The human element is also key to condo and co-op renovation in NY.

  • In order to push the formalities presented above, we strive to establish a good rapport with the super in every building we work in. We consistently work on the relationship, maintaining an open line of communication and collaboration to ensure as seamless of a working environment as possible.

Interior Design & More for Our NYC Condo & Co-Op Renovations

Lighting

Whether your home is a co-op, condo, or any other property type, at Gallery we put as much thought into the ‘little’ things as the ‘big’ things. Lighting, for example, is always one of the ‘big’ things.’ Some of our most commonly asked questions about co-ops are:

  • Where do the windows face?
  • Are there other buildings in the way restricting views?
  • Will there be sunlight at certain times of day?

As your team of contractors and designers, we will always take questions like these into account. If there is ample light, we’ll make sure it doesn’t get restricted. If there isn’t, we’ll do our best not to further that problem - considering everything from the types of doors to the way the rooms are configured.

Soundproofing

Soundproofing, on the other hand, is one of the ‘little’ things. As we discussed in our article about soundproofing NYC apartments, noise complaints are nothing new to New Yorkers. But just because you’re familiar with – and annoyed by – your neighbor’s booming footsteps at midnight, doesn’t mean it’ll occur to you that soundproofing is actually an option when renovating apartments in New York. That’s where our expertise helps, because we’re fully aware that during the renovation process, walls will already be open, offering the perfect opportunity to consider making the space more soundproof. We can help craft a space where your neighbors don’t hear you and you don’t hear your neighbors. Sounds great, right?

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Interior Design

In terms of interior design, The Gallery Way is all about figuring out your base design concept. Everyone has an aesthetic, even if they don’t know quite what they prefer. what it is. Everyone gravitates to certain things, and eventually, a theme - or two - will emerge. As your dedicated team of designers as well as contractors, we can combine your interest in Art Deco, minimalism, and boho chic, blending the most cohesive elements from all three into a perfectly curated visual accompaniment to your personality. Some people know exactly what they want, but when those who aren’t quite sure come to us looking for guidance, three major factors tend to play into how we work together to develop their interior style:

  • What are you gravitating toward?
  • What is the property type and how old is it?
  • Where is the property located?

Condo Renovation Options

Our condo renovation options are unlimited, meaning clients ultimately decide their needs based on preliminary design discussions. For example, a full condo renovation in NYC may include:

  • Integrated Smart Home Technology
  • Full Kitchen Renovation (Fixtures, Appliances, Countertops, Backsplash, Island)
  • Multiple Bathroom Renovation (Fixtures, Shower/Bath, Vanity, Tiling & Ceramics)
  • 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

Licensed Contractors In New York City

Our condo renovation options are unlimited, meaning the client will ultimately decide their needs based on preliminary design discussions. For example’s sake, a full condo renovation in NYC may include:

VIEW OUR COMPLETED CONDO AND CO-OP RENOVATIONS

Our specialty is full-scale gut renovations of condos and co-ops in New York, among many other types of properties. Need proof? Browse our Before + After portfolio of condos and co-ops, or see What Our Clients Are Saying, first-hand. For details on additional projects and more design inspiration, head to our blog.

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