Whether you're looking for design inspiration or simply to educate yourself on various New York City renovation topics, our Renovation & Design blog is a collection of thoughtfully curated content covering a wide range of reno insights from our designers, builders, and project managers. From apartment combination tips to interior remodeling articles, all the info needed for a successful residential renovation in Manhattan or Brooklyn is below.
Whether you're buying a two bedroom apartment in Manhattan with plans to renovate or remodeling your current NYC home, we're here to help you budget properly.
Considering a renovation in NYC and wondering whether you need a design-build firm or standard general contractor? Let's compare and contrast the two approaches.
Breaking down the pros and cons between buying a turnkey apartment versus a fixer upper in Manhattan, plus a real life comparison from the UWS.
Client etiquette and building politics can make or break your apartment renovation in NYC.
Considering an apartment combinations in New York City? Let's examine the variables that determine your cost and timeline.
For the third year in a row, Gallery KBNY took home two Houzz awards in 2023 - best in customer service and best in design.
Time your NYC renovation properly with these eight key considerations.
Planning a townhouse renovation? Make sure to examine the finer points of renovating a townhouse in New York City.
Before overhauling your brownstone, consider the following nuances of these historic homes.
When renovating your New York City home, consider the following interior architecture tips.
If you're headed towards a renovation in NYC, consider these 10 smart home remodeling ideas to improve your flow and functionality.
Leaning towards an Upper West Side renovation and wondering whether a design-build firm makes sense? See how we applied our full-service approach to NYC renovations on these choice UWS Manhattan properties.
Before overhauling your home, consider the complications surrounding NYC renovation approvals and permits.
What are the biggest myths & facts when it comes to renovating your NYC home? Let's shine some light on stats, trends, common misconceptions & more.
Before overhauling your home, think about these keys to a streamlined and successful apartment renovation in NYC.
Renovating your brownstone? Educate yourself on the intricacies of renovating brownstones in the Big Apple.
Prepare for a condo renovation in NYC with our complete guide on baseline costs and potential unforeseen expenses throughout the process.
Tribeca is an amazing place to live, but for many longtime owners or new buyers, the interior design of their ideally-located home doesn't always match the property value. See how we applied our full-service design-build approach to these various Tribeca properties and helped them meet their full potential.
Considering a renovation in NYC and wondering whether you need a design-build or design-bid-build firm? Let's break down the differences between the two approaches.
Contemplating a renovation in NYC and wondering whether a design-build firm makes sense? Let's explain what sets this full-service renovation approach apart.
What’s in and out when it comes to interior home renovation changes with the seasons, and this year has some surprises.
Proper planning is the key to a successful renovation in NYC. Here's how to account for the three most common surprises found when renovating a NYC apartment.
Deciding to completely gut renovate your NYC home requires serious consideration and expertise. We're here to help.
Renown for rich history and artistic appeal, Greenwich Village has long been a neighborhood known for making the most of their residential canvass. See how we applied our full-service design-build approach to various Greenwich Village homes to help them meet full potential.
Breaking down the key element that separates private home and apartment renovations in NYC - the alteration agreement.
Budget for your upcoming brownstone renovation in NYC with our complete guide on costs and unexpected expenses.
Midtown Manhattan has more going on than most neighborhoods in the world. The ever-changing area finds many homes vying to modernize and maximize property value. See how we applied our full-service design-build approach to various Midtown properties and helped them meet their full potential.
Why are renovations in New York City so complex? Read this blog to find out before you embark on your own NYC apartment renovation.
With big city appeal and small neighborhood charm, this ever-evolving Brooklyn area is filled with historic properties that often require an overhaul. See how we applied our full-service design-build approach to various Bed-Stuy homes and helped them meet their full potential.
If you’re planning a multi-room or full home renovation in NYC, consider the added value of a full-service, design-build contractor.
Find out how COVID is still affecting the renovation market and what you can do to set your upcoming NYC home renovation up for success.
Check out some offices from our portfolio and get tips for how to craft your ideal work from home space – and how we can help.
Considering an apartment renovation in NYC and trying to find the right contractor? These are top two challenges in hiring general contractors.
When Central Park is your backyard, the interior of your home should match that Manhattan appeal. See how we applied our full-service design-build approach to various Carnegie Hill homes to help them meet full potential.
These are the keys to create timeless design when renovating your home.
Learn our top tips for a totally streamlined NYC home remodel to make the most of your renovation.
We break down the four types of home renovation: contractors, designers, architects & design-build firms. Find out which is best for your NYC renovation.
When it comes to renovating apartments in New York, two common routes are architects and design-build firms. Find out the pros, cons, and service breakdown of each approach.
Our guide to contemporary kitchen remodels breaks down the benefits of clean lines, lighter tones, and a sleek approach.
See why flooring is maybe the most important design factor in any renovation.
After renovating a landmark townhome in Hudson Square and numerous other landmark buildings, we’ve got expertise in all the ways to properly navigate the landmark renovation process in NYC.
From practical reasons to aesthetic ones, there’s a perfect countertop material for every dream kitchen. We're breaking down the top eight materials for kitchen countertops.
Combining design, architecture, and build under one roof to deliver beautiful projects on time and on budget.
Historic appeal of estate-condition pre-war apartments is a major reason NYC real estate is so special, but that charm has a price.
Remodeling in NYC? Familiarize yourself with every aspect of a full apartment renovation timeline.
Are you looking to purchase a New York apartment with the intent to renovate? Here's what you need to know given we're still in the midst of a viral pandemic.
A gut renovation in NYC can uncover concerns that put you over timeline and budget. See why the added costs are justified.
Thinking about renovating or updating your home? Check out these six NYC metro area renovations for some inspiration.
To help clients avoid stress, headaches, change orders & cost overruns, we make the NYC renovation process simple by handling everything.
Looking for a Mid-Century Bathroom design for your NYC bathroom renovation? Here is what it will take to achieve the look.
Renovating a fixer-upper in NYC can be both rewarding and challenging. Here's how to ensure a smooth process.
Set the right expectations for the cost of an apartment remodel in NYC in 2023. Get prepared with our guide to general per-square-foot renovation prices.
NYC apartment renovations include a lot of moving parts plus complex processes. Prep properly with these do's and don'ts.
See how Gallery handles change orders in NYC home renovation projects, something every customer wants to avoid.
Looking for a Mid-Century Bathroom design for your NYC bathroom renovation? These tile styles will help achieve the look.
Noise complaints have reached epidemic proportions in New York City. Ensure you keep your sanity by soundproofing your NYC apartment.
Renovating a co-cop or condo in New York can be more complex than you’d imagine. Use these tips to ensure your remodel stays on schedule.
Take a behind the scenes look at our luxury powder room design project in NYC, which was featured on Best Of Houzz.
Knowing how to maximize space in a small kitchen is critical, especially if you're an NYC resident.
These are the most important questions to ask when hiring a contractor for your upcoming New York City apartment renovation.
Being licensed and insured isn't enough to be considered a legit home renovation contractor in NYC. Here’s how to choose your contractor for NYC renovations wisely.
Considering a kitchen renovation in NYC? We've broken down specific ways to strategically spend when planning for your dream kitchen.
Want to build your dream NYC kitchen and unsure where to start? Use these three steps to help navigate the process.
Luxury kitchens are meant for hosting and being picturesque. These four tips can help make the most of your cozy NYC kitchen.
These three feature alternatives will keep your kitchen renovation manageable and on budget without sacrificing the design.
The home renovation process can challenging. Here are 4 home renovation mistakes to avoid when renovating your NYC home or apartment.
The people on your home renovation team are a pretty big part of your life. Here’s how to choose your contractor for NYC renovations wisely.
Thinking about renovating a NYC Brownstone? Be prepared. Know the pontential challenges when it comes to Brownstone renovation before you start.
Use these 6 tips from the experts at Gallery KBNY to help you prepare for your next NYC home renovation.
Looking for design ideas for your Greenwich Village kitchen renovation? See how we doubled the size of one apartment and find out what we can do for your dream renovation.
What's the difference between modern, minimalist & mid-century modern? Gallery KBNY breaks down the meaning of the top 15 design and architecture terms.
These design ideas for small NYC bathrooms will help update a cramped bathroom layout without cramping your style.
Planning a kitchen renovation in NYC and have children? These three tricks are essential to a safe and child-friendly kitchen remodel.
Refreshing these kitchen cabinets made this Inwood kitchen renovation a knockout. Dig into this before and after of our NYC kitchen renovation.
Breaking down the three main factors of a NYC bathroom renovation, with a specific focus on complete gut renovations.
How long does remodeling a kitchen take? Let’s break down the challenges surrounding NYC kitchen renovations.
Redesinging your space with tips to bring the right energy to your home. From selecting the right paint colors to bringing out your bathrooms potential.
Pre-war apartment renovations in NYC are challenging as they are gorgeous. Here's how to ensure your pre-war home renovation goes smoothly.
You won't believe the one item that makes the greatest impact on your kitchen remodel in NYC.
If you are combining two NYC apartments, there are a few things you should know before taking on this scale of a project.
The following five factors will help determine the cost of your luxury bathroom remodel in New York.
Kitchen remodels in New York City can range from $35,000 to $250,000. We break down kitchen renovation costs including what you should save & splurge on.
Check out this subway-inspired bathroom design we implemented during this stand-out NYC bathroom renovation, utilizing the green color of the 6 train.