You're house hunting in New York City and have finally found the perfect home. The location is exactly what you were looking for, and the space itself is nice. There’s only one problem: The apartment needs a renovation before you call it home.
IF YOU’RE READING THIS, YOU PROBABLY DON’T HAVE TO IMAGINE THE SITUATION ABOVE. IT’S LIKELY YOUR REALITY.
YOU HAVE YOUR HEART SET ON A NEW APARTMENT, TOWNHOME, OR BROWNSTONE IN MANHATTAN OR BROOKLYN, BUT BEFORE YOU MAKE THE MOVE, YOU NEED TO RENOVATE THE ENTIRE UNIT.
In that case, you've come to the right place. At Gallery KBNY, we offer an end-to-end renovation solution for busy NYC professionals looking for a trusted partner who can handle every aspect of their renovation.
Gallery KBNY is a turnkey, full-service design-build firm specializing in the renovation of co-ops, condos, brownstones, townhomes, and lofts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
When you choose to work with Gallery, you'll receive a full, dedicated team to help bring your vision to life. We'll drive all aspects of your renovation start to finish, from interior design and architectural planning to building board management and demolition plus construction. There's no need to hire various outside parties, because architecture services and interior design services are included in the renovation cost - with no additional fees.
We also handle the complicated formalities of renovating in NYC, like procuring permits from the Department of Buildings, ensuring your historic property is updated according to guidelines, buying and transporting materials, and generally making sure your project stays on time and on budget.
You’ll have full access to the agenda and the ability to communicate with us throughout the project via an easy-to-navigate project management app.
Our end-to-end, full-service approach means we handle every single aspect of the renovation process, which includes:
We use technology to significantly enhance communication and to improve customer experience throughout a renovation. Our software, Jobtracker, provides our customers with full digital access to their projects. With our Jobtracker app, customers can:
Each of our customers is assigned a dedicated team that stays with you from the beginning to the end of the project. The team comprises a designer, a project manager, a foreman, and a liaison/project coordinator.
DO YOU HANDLE THE ENTIRE PROJECT?
Yes, we handle the entire process from end to end, from architectural drafting, permits, and board approval to design, material procurement, and the build.
ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?
Yes, we are fully licensed with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and the New York City Department of Buildings. We also carry lead-safe and Occupational Safety and Health Administration certifications, as well as all other necessary certifications. Finally, we carry insurance that’s significantly higher than the required limits ($5 million in general liability, $1 million in workers’ compensation, and $3 million in auto).
DO YOU CHARGE FOR DESIGN WORK?
No. Our design work is a value add.
DO YOU SUBCONTRACT?
Every single person working in your home, with the exception of three trades, is a Gallery KBNY employee. The only exceptions are architects, licensed plumbers, and licensed electricians. There’s a very practical reason for this: These three licensed tradespeople never work as employees for contractors, as it’s not economically feasible. That said, we use a handful of firms with which we have long histories, and they act as an extension of our company.
DO YOU DO MORE THAN JUST KITCHEN & BATHROOMS?
Yes, we are a full-service interior contractor. We happily tackle every aspect of interior work, not just bathrooms and kitchens.
DO YOU CHARGE FOR CONSULTATIONS?
No, our consultations are free.
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL FULL INTERIOR RENOVATION PROJECT COST?
Although the timelines vary between projects, the average entire apartment renovation takes around 16-20 weeks. Read more here.
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL KITCHEN RENOVATION COST?
Four to six weeks. Read more here.
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL BATHROOM RENOVATION TAKE?
Three to four weeks. Find out more here.
DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT MINIMUM?
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN REGARD TO MY PROJECT’S FINAL COST?
Every project is different — there’s no one- size-fits-all answer. Generally speaking, we take a consultative approach with our clients regarding budget and the scope of work needed. Our first step is to understand the goal of your renovation, what’s most important to you, and what you have in mind for your budget. From there, we make suggestions on how we can bring your project to life within your budget.
DOES YOUR PROCESS TYPICALLY INCLUDE CHANGE ORDERS?
We take time up front to ensure the contract is inclusive and considers not just the requirements you're asking for, but the potential requirements of the city and building we’re working in. This allows us to adhere to a project schedule that meets everyone’s expectations - effectively eliminating change orders along the way.
DO YOU ONLY WORK WITH SPECIFIC BRANDS?
No. We are brand-agnostic and we don’t limit your selections to what we carry in our design studio. Our team can procure any item from anywhere at no additional cost, and we pass our trade pricing to you.
DO YOU HAVE REFERENCES OR REVIEWS I CAN READ?
Of course. Our clients are our biggest advocates, and we’re lucky to have received five-star ratings on Houzz and Google with almost 100 total reviews. We also have several examples of our projects in the Our Work section of our website.
We are extremely proud that we’ve been named “Best in Customer Service” by Houzz for 2016-2022. We’ve also won Houzz’s “Best in Design” award for 2019-2022, Sweeten’s “Excellence in Contracting” award, and we made Home Builder Digest’s “Top 12 Remodeling Contractors in NYC” list.
OUR PASSION LIES IN HELPING OUR CLIENTS CREATE THE HOMES OF THEIR DREAMS WITHOUT THE HASSLE OF MANAGING A REMODEL THEMSELVES. IF YOU HAVE A RENOVATION PROJECT IN YOUR HEAD AND YOU'RE READY TO GET STARTED, PLEASE CONTACT US TODAY.
When you partner with us to create your dream home, we listen every step of the way. That doesn’t end when your project is over. We love to hear our clients’ perspectives on the project after the dust has settled and been swept away—the successes and surprises, the hiccups and highlights. Every client should have a five-star renovation that makes their home a place they love to live in.
Gallery Kitchen & Bath did a wonderful job renovating my "builder grade" kitchen and transforming into a modern showstopper. After a terrible experience prior with another contractor, I was put to ease by Aaron’s honest approach and Gallery’s all inclusive pricing model. Gallery had a specific team member assigned to my project who kept in constant contact with me so I never felt left in the dark. If there was a problem or delay it was remedied immediately. As a professional chef, I was very involved in the design and selection of the materials of my project. Gallery was able to accommodate all of my requests and needless to say I am thrilled with the results. I would like to give special mention to Jonathan and Colin for all of their hard work making sure that I was happy throughout this process.
This was our first large renovation and we were glad to have Gallery to handle everything from start to finish, from design to ordering materials and full installation and renovation. They worked with our coop well and we love our new kitchen, floors, closets and lighting! Despite the pandemic slowing things down and a few bumps along the way, we only spent the amount we wanted to and love the result. We would definitely recommend them to any first time homeowner looking to renovate.
Gallery did a beautiful job renovating our home. This was a major home remodel including kitchen, 2 baths and everything in between. Peter, Lori and all the workers involved were extremely professional, qualified and great people. Our home is now beautiful and would recommend Gallery kitchen and Bath for your next renovation.