New York, New York is a sprawling city with five Boroughs, each with a different flavor and multi-varied neighborhoods. Architectural styles in the city vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. It is a general contractor’s dream city because most of the apartment buildings and brownstones, as well as the single and two family homes are far from being new. Many brownstones have been around since before the turn of the 20th Century.
General contractors are licensed and registered in New York City and in New York State. They know how to get the job done when it comes to home improvements in Manhattan. Leaky pipes and faucets, new sinks, and often new plumbing throughout the house are nothing new in New York.
When renovating or remodeling lofts in Soho or on the upper West Side of Manhattan, contractors will often find antiquated wiring requires the specialized talents of an electrician. The older buildings have smaller window and door sizes than new construction requires, so it is necessary to find specialists who can supply, or easily create, narrower doors and windows to fit existing frames.
Most new construction in the City is condominium high rise buildings. There is little space to spread out in New York, so living space reaches up. Basic apartment or condo renovations are floor replacements (tile or hardwood instead of carpeting). Very few windows open above the 2nd floor in new buildings so it is only the window covering that would be changed.