Withholding a final payment from your contractor seems like a no-brainer but it actually offers little to no leverage and can in fact backfire on you. Bolster solves this problem for homeowners in a very real way.
When budget becomes a major driver for a brownstone renovation, these are the things you could do to alleviate cost.
There are some aspects of a New York City brownstone renovation where you shouldn’t cut corners.
The most desirable aspects of a brownstone are often the reason you’ll have to undertake extensive renovations if you want to live in one. Here are four things to keep in mind.
Renovating a brownstone is a huge undertaking. Having the right team in place can make all the difference—that’s why it’s crucial to engage an architect in the process from day one.
So you fell in love with a brownstone…here’s everything you need to know.
Once you determine whether a combination is possible, one of the most important things you can do is engage an architect.
Your property type and your project type both have an impact on the timeline of your renovation.
Here are the most common factors that can influence the cost of your apartment combination.
Maria and Raquel Howard partnered with Bolster to transform their brownstone’s upper triplex into a home in which they could grow old together
Notes on capital improvements, taxes, and more.
A major renovation is always a good opportunity for New York City homeowners to replace or upgrade their windows.
“Lighting is everything,” somebody smart once said. (Storage is also everything.)
Just because plumbing is “below the surface” doesn’t mean that the budget required to upgrade plumbing infrastructure must be hidden as well.
Pre-war co-ops, condos, and brownstones, oh my.
How to stay up to code and on budget.
When Tom and Megan purchased their two-bedroom Gramercy condo, they knew it would need a substantial facelift.
We spoke to the pros at German Kitchen Center for the lowdown on cabinetry’s form and function.
It’s getting warmer out, and your window unit might not be cutting it.
In renovations, there's more than what's in a name!