98.7% On Time, 99.3% On Budget, 100% Smarter.

Bolster's soup to nuts renovation platform gives you all the professionals, advice and budgeting tools you need to do a major home renovation in the most time and cost-efficient way* possible.

* patent pending


 

Why You'll Love Renovating With Bolster

As well as the peace of mind that comes from a 98.7% On-Time and 99.3% On-Budget track record, you'll benefit from:

 

 

Proven Architects & General Contractors

Bolster professionals are the most thoroughly vetted and trained architects and general contractors in the U.S. and are New York City's foremost specialists in major home renovation projects over $150K.

  Network of high-end architects

  Financially Guaranteed contractors

  Outstanding track records

 
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Complete Control of Your Budget

Homeowners rarely understand the true cost of their project in advance and frequently go over budget. Bolster's Cost Estimates give you total control over your budget from the get go. 

  Reliable cost info before you spend on design

  Actionable cost info as you spend on design

  98% accurate

  FREE

 
  • $159K

    Traditional

  • $100K

    With Bolster

 

Savings & Efficiency From Start to Finish

Bolster projects are consistently delivered faster and more cost-efficiently than traditional renovation projects. 

  Get a design that fits your budget

  Get a Final Bid that matches your design

  Get your project delivered on time

  Get your project delivered on budget

 

 
 

Everything In One Place

Bolster makes managing your renovation easy: from proposals and contracts to change orders and invoices, Bolster keeps all of your project's information up-to-date and at your fingertips. 

  Standardized design and build agreements

  Breakdown of all tasks, deliverables and fees

  Progress payments made easy

  All invoices and change orders

  Complete record of all activities

 
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Financially Guaranteed Performances

Bids from a Bolster Contractor are eligible to be backed by an 8-billion dollar leading insurer who financially guarantee your project is delivered on schedule, to quality and never goes over budget. 

✔  Workmanship warranty

  Compliance with all laws

  On Time Completion Guarantee

  On Budget Completion Guarantee

 

 
 

Expert Support Staff

Bolster's team of design, build and business professionals at HQ support you and your project every step of the way to ensure you're set up for success and enjoy your renovation experience.

✔  Single point of contact 

  Dedicated 24 / 7

  Impartial advice for every stage


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 Designed for projects $150K+        Trusted by building management     Loved & paid for by professionals


 

The Smart Choice

From sophisticated homeowners to high-end architects, those in the know choose Bolster

Bolster helped us control costs and make smart decisions for our home - Eric & Allie Boester, Owners

"Bolster helped us control our costs and make smart decisions for our home."  Eric & Allie Boester, Owners

"When we tell our home renovation story to friends and family, they're amazed."  Adam & Kat Braim, Owners

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"I feel supported and able to deliver great work more efficiently when I work with Bolster."  Jessica Wetters, Bolster Architect

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"Bolster frees up all parties involved in the renovation process to focus on creating beautiful work."  David Yum, Bolster Architect


 

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Bolster make money? ...

Bolster is 100% free for owners and paid for by our member professionals. Our architects and general contractors charge their usual market rates to owners and pay Bolster a success fee from every project. This fee helps Bolster design, build and maintain our platform for professionals to win more projects and deliver them successfully. In turn, owners who renovate with Bolster save on average $59,000 for every $100,000 of budgeted cost.

Do I need a project manager? ...

No. Every Bolster project is allocated a Specialist who helps ensure your project is ushered through the Bolster Process as efficiently as possible. Bolster Architects and General Contractors have their own project managers and the quality of our professionals, resources, tools, information and process that make up our platform together avoid the need for an additional project manager.

Can I choose my own architect? ...

Yes. On design and build projects you can select a Bolster Architect or engage your own architect and we'll provide you with the most suitable Bolster General Contractor.

Do your professionals only work with Bolster? ...

No. The volume and quality of projects our profesionals deliver through Bolster coupled with the benefits of our model (e.g. an 81% win rate vs. an industry average of 25%) see them working mostly on Bolster projects however all remain free to work on their own projects.

How long have you been in business? ...

5 years. Bolster was founded in New York City by industry experts in 2012. Our professionals have since succesfully completed over $150M of home renovations.

How long will my renovation take? ...

Allow 6 to 12 months from start to finish. On design and build projects you can expect the design process to take between 3 to 6 months depending on complexity and approvals. The construction phase on Bolster projects typically ranges from 3 to 6 months depending upon the scope of work involved.

How much will my renovation cost? ...

It depends. Square footage, quality, complexity and location all play a part. In 2016 in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the min / max / average price per square foot costs to renovate with Bolster were:

Gut Renovations: $223 / $468 / $368.
Apt. Combinations: $414 / $452 / $446.
Rooftop Terraces: $253 / $533 / $381.
Luxury Kitchens: $274 / $548 / $325.
Luxury Millwork: 184 / $240 / $205.

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"When we tell our renovation story to our friends and family, they are amazed" 

 

Adam & Kat, Brooklyn, NYC. Tour their home