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Architectural musings as it relates to renovating in New York.

Tips for Staying Motivated When Renovating Your Home

  Staying motivated when renovating your home is a challenge. It is especially hard if you decide to live in the home you are renovating. Living amid the chaos, mess, and instability that comes with rooms being torn apart and put back together is frustrating at best...

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Architect

  Whether you have just purchased a condo or have spent years living in one, you may be ready for an update. One of the most important things to do is find the right architect for your project, one that understands the space, your style, and what needs to happen to...

Make your Renovation Successful in 3 Simple Steps

  When you’re planning an interior renovation on your condo or co-op, you’re living in two phases of your life. You’re living in the phase before the renovation while dreaming in the phase of what life will be like after the renovation. You may be grappling with the...

Securing City Agency Approvals In NYC

  Winning the approval of one or more New York City Agencies is a very daunting and bureaucratic task, yet it's an essential part of any construction or rehabilitation project. The character and quirks of the finest homes and condos are part of their appeal....

Tips That Will Get You Excited About Renovation

  Renovation, a word that strikes fear into the hearts of the construction or design challenged. Where do I start? What do I change? What do I leave alone? Remain calm, we're here to help. That's why we've provided these tips for your upcoming project. Paint, it's a...

NYC Special Inspections

Special Inspections are required on nearly all projects filed with the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), especially NB's, ALT1's and ALT2's. The DOB has recently (May 13, 2012) amended the regulations that govern Special Inspections. Special Inspections are conducted...

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