Manhattan Condo Renovation


Our clients purchased a condominium on the Upper East Side intent on a complete condo renovation before moving in. A post-war space, the bones had already been modernized but the overall vibe was outdated. The kitchen was not functional and the home lacked storage. On top of that, the original darker color palette failed to take advantage of the condo’s ample natural light.

Job Type
Full Condo Renovation
Design By Gallery
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Leighton House, 360 East 88th St., NY, NY
14 Weeks

A Contemporary Look

While the overall aesthetic is decidedly contemporary, the updated kitchen and dining room from this Upper East Side, Manhattan condo renovation best epitomize the clean, sleek lines of this style. Flat-panel high-gloss upper cabinets in white are the height of contemporary, with lower cabinets featuring a light, sandy finish for neutral contrast. Self-closing drawers further the focus on the modern look of this condo kitchen remodel, as well as the subtly elegant Cambria natural quartz countertops and matching porcelain floor tiles.

The kitchen’s natural footprint is so small that we optimized storage by adding a whole wall of glossy white cabinets in the dining room, with a wine cooler tucked into one of the sides as well. The perfectly smooth surface of the glossy white lacquered cabinets makes the most of the expansive natural light in the dining room, naturally making the space feel larger.

Notes on the Bathrooms

We carried the contemporary spirit into the three bathrooms remodeled in this Manhattan condo renovation.

In the master bathroom, we cultivated a spa-like atmosphere with floor-to-ceiling Carrara marble.

In the kid’s bathroom, glossy ceramic tiles are accented with a mosaic-style shower niche, while the oak vanity softens the room.

The third bathroom, a rare powder room with a shower, features Carrara marble floor tiles with a mosaic accent wall and brushed walnut vanity, with dark gray floor tiles in the shower for a contrasting touch.

Some Highlights

  • Built-in cabinetry in the living room for additional multi-purpose storage
  • New select oak wheat flooring throughout
  • Sputnik chandelier in the dining room
  • Extra wall of glossy white cabinets for additional kitchen storage
  • Floor-to-ceiling Carrara marble in the master bath

Considering a condo or co-op renovation in NYC? Find timely inspiration for your upcoming condo renovation via our recent article, Condo Renovation Ideas 2023. View our portfolio of co-op & condo renovation before and afters, learn more about Gallery, 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 architectural services to facilitating building management and board approval, to construction and construction management. Let us bring your dream home to life.


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Our success stories

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.”
Zoe C
Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY.
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!
Irene G.
Manhattan, NY.
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.
Jonathan O.
West Village, Manhattan, NY.
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
Jason C
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.
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.
Jane M
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY.
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!!
Fiki K.
Gramercy Park, Manhattan, NY.
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