When you think of New York, you think of brownstone buildings that have stood the test of time. During the 19th century, brownstone homes became the townhouse of choice for developers, becoming an iconic symbol in the city. However, if you own a brownstone or are considering purchasing one, renovating it would be an exciting, but challenging task.
Brownstone homes throughout New York are known for their charm and historical significance, but also make a challenging renovation project. Knockout Remodeling, the top remodeler in NYC, discusses the difficulty of a brownstone renovation and how a design-build firm can help you tackle this challenge.
Building Permits and NYC-Specific Renovation Obstacles
Renovating your space can be exciting but some obstacles make it a challenging task. Before you begin your project, you will need to have a remodeling permit, and New York has some of the strictest building codes in the country. Almost every home in NYC requires filing with the Department of Buildings through a licensed contractor, along with building, electrical, and plumbing permits.
However, brownstones that are considered landmarks by the Landmark Preservation Commission require additional applications. They must approve all the remodeling plans before you get started. At Knockout Renovations, we have apartment renovation specialists that expedite the permit process so you can start your project promptly.
How Can a Design-Build Firm Help You?
At Knockout Renovations, we have project managers dedicated to finding gaps and resolving issues before an inspection. Do note that missing small details can mean the difference between passing or failing your building inspection. Trusting in our project managers who have a keen eye for details should allow you to pass the inspection without major problems. Having an experienced project manager onboard will accompany you throughout the inspection and make minor adjustments to get the inspector’s approval.
Do you require the services of an apartment remodeling expert? Look no further than Knockout Renovation! We’ll guide you through every step of your remodeling project! We have been in the remodeling industry for 28 years. Call us at (212) 599-5060 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation! We serve Brooklyn, NYC, and all of New York City.