Townhomes | Brownstones
What is a townhome gut renovation?
A townhome gut renovation is when your property is stripped down to the girders. The
intrinsic character of your home is re-captured with brand new framing, electrical,
plumbing, mechanicals, drywalls, flooring, millwork, appliances, and fixtures. Anything
less is merely an updated apartment.
We bring our best practices in construction and our modern design sensibility to bear as
we gut renovate homes. We strive to capture the house’s intrinsic character while
layering in the new vision of the owner/investor.
A TYPICAL GUT RENOVATION TIMELINE
With the help of a turnkey design and build team, you can more easily plan out the cost
of your complete gut renovation. The plan will be different depending on the scope of
your project and any agreements you may have to stick to, but an all-inclusive team can
manage the process through a reasonable gut renovation timeline. Here’s the process
you can expect:
Demolishing old structures is the first step to your gut renovation. After we’ve put all protections up around the
property, we’ll gut it down to the studs so we can rebuild the space from scratch.
Before we start the rebuilding phase, our project architect and construction manager will walk through the space to
determine what surprises (if any) might arise.
FRAMING AND ROUGH CARPENTRY:
Architectural plans are drawn up and approved during the planning phase. If the plans call for new framing, it will be
installed after the initial round of inspections is complete.
MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING:
After new framing is up, we can run new ductwork, plumbing and electrical work according to the plans. We’ll also
test that the water and gas is running without leaks and the electrical current works without any shorts.
FINISH CARPENTRY AND FIXTURES:
With all rough inspections passed and mechanical, plumbing and electrical work completed, we can insulate and
close up the walls. Then begin installing items such as plumbing and electrical fixtures, cabinetry, tiles, flooring,
stairs, doors, trims, custom millwork and more.
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FINAL INSPECTIONS AND WALK-THROUGH:
After adding finishing touches such as paint, molding, and trim, we’ll clean up and perform a final inspection. We’ll
walk through the property with you to ensure everything is up to our standards and to your expectations.
We manage and execute every element of the project.
Our services are entirely all-inclusive. We believe in the importance of a seamless project,
which is why we are a turnkey, full-service design and build firm. From beginning to end, we
handle everything: architectural drafting, LPC filings (if applicable), submitting permits to the
Department of Buildings (necessary for many types of interior and exterior work conducted in
townhomes/brownstones) project management, interior design – everything.