Manhattan Condo Renovation | 241 5th Ave

About This Renovation

This Manhattan condo renovation in the heart of NoMad underwent a full home renovation, with particular focus placed on the kitchen and bathroom. Condos are typically newer buildings, so this project didn’t require many technical upgrades. On the other hand, condo-grade finishes tend to be on the bland side. Our goal was to infuse the space with some personality, swapping out the developer-grade finishes with materials and fixtures closer to our clients’ hearts. 

Job Type
Full Condo Renovation
Design By Gallery
NoMad, Manhattan
241 5th Ave, NY NY
10-12 Weeks

Contemporary Bathroom Style

Condo-grade finishes can be nice, but are often a bit too cookie-cutter for clients who have a keen sense of their own aesthetic. In this Manhattan condo renovation, the original bathroom was technically decent but too impersonal for our clients. We ditched the tub for a new shower with a custom-made glass door, instantly giving the space contemporary appeal. 

In that same contemporary vein, striking Zen Gray tiles in a herringbone pattern animate the new shower, with Porcelanosa Carrara Blanco for the walls, quartz countertops, and a custom-made Miralis vanity in Cashmere Gray complete the look. One of the most common upgrades in condos is with the stone work, which was the case here as well. In addition to the walls and countertops, we updated the floor with Porcelanosa Boston Stone tiles in a complementary dark gray tone and larger size to minimize grout needs.

Contrast & Columns in the Kitchen

In the remodeled kitchen for this Manhattan condo renovation we introduced a transitional element to the otherwise contemporary style with two-tone cabinets. Miralis Tribeca Walnut for the base cabinets with Miralis Cologne White Lace for the uppers is both charming and cohesive, bringing a welcome transitional edge to the otherwise modern space. The fused-like edges for the upper cabinets are sleek, chic, and easy to maintain, featuring anti-fingerprint and enhanced anti-bacterial properties. Another maintenance upgrade came with the porcelain countertops and backsplash, which feature a pattern that resembles Carrara marble for that classic look without the upkeep that true marble requires.

Columns are usually associated more with lofts, but you can find structural columns in any type of New York space. In the case of this NYC condo renovation, we were faced with one in the kitchen. We integrated the column into the space by building it out with an in-set bookshelf. Not only is the column now virtually hidden, but it also serves a functional purpose as a great place to keep cookbooks or simply as extra kitchen storage.

Some Highlights 

  • Custom-made glass shower door 
  • Heated floors in the bathroom
  • Custom-made Miralis vanity in Cashmere Gray in the bathroom
  • Two tone kitchen cabinets with Miralis Tribeca Walnut & Cologne White Lace 
  • Hidden structural column with in-set bookshelf in the kitchen

Get In Touch

Considering a condo or co-op renovation in NYC? Find timely inspiration for your upcoming condo renovation via our blog, Condo Renovation Ideas 2023. View our portfolio of co-op & condo renovation before and afters, learn more about Gallery, or simply contact us today. 

Whether you’re moving into a space requiring new finishes and materials better suited to your aesthetic, like this Manhattan condo renovation, or an estate-condition apartment that requires a full gut renovation, we can do it all.

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. We’re experts in renovating pre-war spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, millwork, and all that falls in between. Let us bring your dream home to life.


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Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY.
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Jason C
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY.
I enthusiastically recommend Gallery, 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.
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Fiki K.
Gramercy Park, Manhattan, NY.
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