This loft kitchen renovation in downtown Brooklyn was for a professional chef who wanted an upgrade to his culinary home base.
Did You Know?: The BellTel Lofts building at 365 Bridge Street in Brooklyn was originally built in 1929 as the HQ for the New York Telephone Company, before eventually being turned to luxury lofts. The BellTel is widely considered the first skyscraper in Brooklyn.
We have extremely high standards for every luxury kitchen design we undertake, but when a professional chef hired us for his Brooklyn kitchen remodel, the bar was immediately raised. Not only did we need an extremely functional kitchen he could operate in, but the space needed to be presentable on camera, so he could shoot cooking content to share with his audience. To ensure no ingredients were missed in our renovation recipe, we collaborated with the owner on the design concept and wound up creating a five-star space that left the owner giving the chef's kiss of approval.
Like most NYC lofts, the overall aesthetic was more modern and contemporary. So, a flat, sleek design played well in this Brooklyn renovation, especially with the clean, two-tone navy and white color scheme.
We wound up reconfiguring the space, creating a new peninsula and placing between the windows, to leverage additional natural light and offer more of a true serving station. The peninsula offers a beautiful flowing waterfall edge with bookmatch finish.
The man-made quartz counter and backsplash we chose not only elevated the kitchen aesthetic, but provided a practical workspace for the chef. Notice there are no grout lines, making the counter extremely easy to clean after a full course dinner. Plus, the quartz isn't porous (like marble, for instance), and constant maintenance isn't needed.
We've all been gifted kitchen appliances, and rarely do we have places to put them. Well, our Brooklyn chef here had every cooking gadget imaginable. This required us to get extremely creative with the cabinetry, creating custom shelving and pull-outs to accessorize everything ideally. Like they say, when there's an ice cream maker, there's a way.
We are an award-winning design-build firm in New York City with a full-service approach to residential renovations in Manhattan and BK that includes everything from interior design and architectural services to facilitating building management and board approval, to construction and construction management. We’re experts in renovating kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, millwork, and all that falls in between. Let Gallery bring your dream loft renovation to life.
Forget about any horror story you have heard about contractors. Stop right here. This is the design-build contractor you want to HIRE. It was a breeze working with Aaron and Jonathan on our apartment combination project. We looked at quiet a few design-build companies and chose Gallery because of the great communication and the fact that they were able to manage material purchasing and product selection for us….They were honest, took responsibility and pride in their work.”
Gallery did a gut renovation of the two extremely dated bathrooms in our 1940 Bayside home. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results! The process from beginning to end was facilitated by their team, who came up with great design ideas and suggestions. They were always on top of the project and responded to our questions/problems quickly, with 100% resolution. I would not hesitate to recommend them!
After my wife and I purchased our West Village condo, we knew a renovation was first on our list of priorities. After a thorough search and meeting numerous firms, we found Gallery Kitchen and Bath and at Gallery we met Eli who from beginning was prepared to go above and beyond other contractors we met to make sure our vision came to fruition. From start to finish, Eli and team were hands on through the decision making process, carefully stepping us through our decisions and their implications.
From the start, we wanted a crew that could do full service (design and build). After looking at some other designs, we really liked what Gallery offered in way of aesthetics. Then, during the entire process, the team was all over it! Issues always come up, but it’s how these guys handled them that make me here writing a positive review. Can’t recommend them highly enough
I enthusiastically recommend Gallery and especially our project manager Eli, who did a superb job renovating our once decrepit 2-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The project involved a full kitchen and bathroom renovation, as well as new electrical, refinished floors, new doors, new baseboards, and some rearranged bedroom closets. What is more, when I have them the wrong paint color for my daughter’s bedroom, and the team started to paint that color, they got the paint I wanted and corrected the “mistake” (which has actually been my mistake) and didn’t charge me for that either. I’d choose them again 100 times over and definitely recommend them to anyone considering a similar project.
We interviewed about 8 different companies before hiring a contractor for our apartment renovations. We immediately clicked with Peter, our project manager, and although Gallery was not the cheapest option, we chose them based on their upfront billing format, high client reviews, and depth of knowledge after speaking with Peter and Aaron. We loved how it was a “one stop shop” and were paying one bill, up front. …Everything was very transparent and we could not be happier with the results! Our apartment looks exactly how we imagined. Thank you!!