How Long Should My High-End Apartment Renovation Take?

How Long Should My High-End Apartment Renovation Take? 1024 1024 k—da

How Long Should My High-End Apartment Renovation Take?

Renovating a high-end luxury apartment in New York City can be a complex and time-consuming process that requires meticulous planning and architectural/ interior design. From the initial design phase to the approval process and the construction phase, there are several stages involved in a successful renovation project. The timeline can vary, but typically takes between one to two years.

We know! Many are shocked when they first learn this. Obviously, the timeline is greatly affected by a host of variables. We speak only of the high-end, typically gut renovations here in New York City that we specialize in, but in general, the process is more time-consuming than many would expect. 

Design Phase: Architecture and Design (4-6 Months)

The first stage of a high-end renovation project is the design phase, which involves working with an architect and interior designer to create a vision for the space. During this stage, the designer and client will collaborate to discuss goals, requirements, budget, and timeline. A high-end renovation’s design process typically takes four to six months and involves several stages, including a site survey, conceptual design, and design development. These phases are crucial for creating a luxurious, functional, and thought-out living environment.  It is here that the showrooms are visited, and final selections for all materials, finishes, fixtures, and lighting are selected.

This is followed by the assemblage of a full construction set that contains all information, drawings, details, and specifications required for the bidding and construction of the project.

Approval Phase: New York City (8-12 weeks)

After the design phase, the project enters the approval phase, which can in some cases, run currently with the end of the design phase.  Here the architect works to obtain necessary permits and approvals from local authorities, co-op or condo boards, and building management. The approval process can take between eight to twelve weeks and requires careful attention to detail. This phase is crucial for ensuring that the renovation project adheres to New York City building codes and regulations, and get approved in a timely manner.

Construction Phase: High-End (6-18 months)

Once the approvals have been obtained, the construction phase can begin. The length of this phase will depend on the scope and scale of the project, as well as any unforeseen issues that may arise during construction. However, a typical high-end apartment renovation project takes between eight to and ten months. 

The construction of larger and more complex jobs can easily exceed 12 months.

Renovating a high-end luxury apartment in New York City requires a team of architecture, design, engineering, and construction experts. Careful planning and attention to detail will allow for smoother construction and a higher-quality end product.  But it is important for our clients to understand that the process does take time.  

Remember: Slow is smooth and smooth is fast!