Our next project is a Manhattan condo renovation. This space, 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.
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.
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 condo, 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.
Are you looking to renovate a condo in New York in the coming year? Whether you’re moving into a space that just needs new finishes and materials more suited to your aesthetic, as this Manhattan condo renovation, or an estate-condition apartment that requires a full gut renovation, we can do it all!
As a design-build firm, we handle all aspects of your renovation under the same roof: construction management, interior design, architectural needs, project management, paperwork filing, material selection – all in one place. Contact us today for a free consultation!
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.”
I hired Gallery Kitchen & Bath after interviewing 3 or 4 other top rated companies. It was my first time dealing with contractors for a job this size so I was anxious, and my main criteria in gauging the companies was their ability to listen, communicate, and of course if they’re trustworthy…in retrospect, signing with with was the right decision and we are very happy with the results.
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!!
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