We orchestrate and facilitate your entire renovation. As your renovation liaison, nycRenovationCoach is with you every step of the way: guiding you through the process, working with you to establish realistic plans and budgets, and overseeing the contractor in order to get you the best possible job, at the best price....and hassle-free.
We implement a five step process that allows you to leverage our experience and eliminates the guesswork, vulnerability, and stress so often associated with apartment renovations. We strategically position ourselves in the middle, facilitating communication between you, the architect, and the contractor and provide you with a single point of accountability. We believe that a well-conceived, well-implemented strategy is required to make your renovation a success. Small problems in the beginning only tend to get larger as the project continues.
For most people, renovating is a brand new experience so we begin by demystifying the process. We explain the sequence of events, what you can expect, and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. Next, we work with you to create a renovation project profile. This is a comprehensive lifestyle-based needs assessment that identifies your needs and wants and translates them into an initial space plan. This will serve as the road map for the entire process.
Next, we update the initial space plan based upon design feasibility, constructibility, and budget inputs. We explore various design ideas and material selections while refining the budget and schedule. In addition, we continue to identify potential issues and formulate solutions before the problems occur. We also help you navigate the sea of paperwork including coop/condo board alteration agreements, contractor insurance requirements, and various contracts.
It is equally important to assemble the right team of professionals to execute your plan. We can provide recommendations of architects and contractors suitable for your project, or we can work with your pre-chosen professionals. We facilitate communication between you and the architect making sure that the plans reflect your needs, design sensibility and budget. We communicate with the contractors making sure that they understand the scope of the work and have carefully reviewed the plans/documents. We analyze the bids and once a contractor has been selected, we negotiate hard with him on your behalf to get you the best job for the best price.
We are on site every day to give you the confidence and comfort that someone is protecting your interests. Our presence helps the contractor stay "on track" by providing quality insurance inspections and troubleshooting potential issues before they occur. This step is crucial to mitigate time delays and "cost extras."
We review the entire job and walk through it with you to make sure that the punch list is complete, that you are 100% satisfied, and that all necessary paperwork has been filed before the contractor receives his final payment.