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A Modern Transformation: Gut Renovation Spotlight in Yorkville

535 East 86th Street’s four-bedroom apartment was in dire need of renovation. The newlywed clients wanted to transform their outdated apartment into a modern, functional space. They needed a company that could handle the entire renovation process from design to execution.

Naturally, they chose Star Renovations NY to help bring their dream home to life. From the initial consultation to the final inspection, Eli and the team at Star Renovations NY were with the couple every step of the way.

Before and after of the kitchen of Yorkville's gut renovation

View the full details of the Yorkville remodel, and then call (718) 785-9402 to schedule a remodeling consultation with our award-winning team.

The Consultation: Understanding the Vision

Before meeting with our team, the couple scoured the Yorkville area for a renovation company that could handle everything for them. As first-time homebuyers with an apartment that hadn’t seen any updates in over 30 years, they needed someone they could trust with the entire process.

The couple wanted a clean, transitional look that would increase the value of their home. They also wanted custom touches but didn’t want to overspend on a renovation that wasn’t going to be their forever home. Working with an architect proved to be too time-consuming and expensive, so they decided to trust Star Renovations NY — a complete design/build firm.

Before and after of the living room of Yorkville's gut renovation

The Approval Process: Overcoming Hurdles

The approval process took close to 90 days, and our team had to overcome several challenges. First, the existing hardwood floors had asbestos. With our years of experience and techniques, we were able to install new flooring at a reasonable cost.

The couple also wanted to convert their tubs to showers, but the building’s concrete slabs made it difficult. Fortunately, Eli and his team had experience with this type of work and were able to complete the request while remaining in compliance with the city code.

Star Renovations NY went above and beyond by also handling some exterior work. The existing apartment had an enclosed sunroom that was constructed without proper permitting, and the building required it to be legalized before the project could move forward. Eli’s team was able to legalize the space and ensure it was compliant with the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The Gut Renovation: A Complete Transformation

Over the next several months, our team completely transformed the home. We expanded the kitchen and created an open floor plan, which made the space feel much larger. The new floors gave the home a modern look, and the custom features added a personal touch that the couple adored.

The projected timeline was 12 to 14 months, and Star Renovations NY completed the project in just under a year, despite the unexpected hurdles. During the process, the couple did not live in the home but were kept up to date on all progress and were able to view the floor plan, 3D rendering, and architectural drawings before the start of the project. The result was a beautiful home that exceeded all their expectations.

The renovation included:

  • Two-tone full custom cabinets, a classic white backsplash, and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen.
  • White oak wood flooring installed throughout the home.
  • Carrara marble floors with a gray wooden vanity and stone top in the guest bathroom.
  • Marble herringbone floor tile, a light wood vanity, and a soaking bathtub in the children’s bathroom.
  • Custom closets for convenient storage solutions throughout the home.
  • Custom millwork built-in unit for added storage and shelving display in the living room.

The kitchen and lounging area of a renovated Yorkville home

Schedule Your NYC Remodeling Project With Star Renovations NY

Star Renovations NY offers a complete design/build solution, meaning we handle everything from start to finish, all under one roof. From the initial consultation to the final inspection, the team at Star Renovations NY is here to guide you through every aspect of your project. This saves time and money while ensuring the project is completed to your precise specification.

With our excellent customer service, attention to detail, and commitment to quality work, there’s no better renovation company in Yorkville to assist with your project.

Schedule a home remodeling consultation with Star Renovations NY by calling (718) 785-9402 today.