Tag Archive: condo renovations

  1. Why You Should Renovate Your Condo in the Upper East Side

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    Why You Should Take the Plunge

    You’ve owned your beautiful, spacious and super refined Upper East Side, New York condo for years now, and it’s always served you well.

    Maybe you’ve got a perfect location that gives you ultimate access to the luxurious shopping in the area, perhaps you’ve got a perfectly adorable, chic haven in the midst of this upscale real-estate market, maybe you’ve got a quiet pad that grants you the solace of living in this mild, bright neighborhood without the blaring city sounds.

    Your little slice of heaven in the Upper East Side is perfect, but did you know that it could be even more perfect? It seems impossible, but by renovating your Upper East Side condo, even just slightly, you can appreciate your condo’s value easily, quickly, and affordably, make your heaven even more perfect, and craft the Upper East Side, dreamy condo you’ve always wanted.

    If those reasons to remodel and revamp aren’t good enough, we have plenty more.

    Breathe New Life into Your Home

    A remodel, reboot, or condo renovation of your Upper East Side interior might be just what the doctor ordered for your home. You love your condo, sure, but if you find yourself getting a little bored or tired with the space you’re in, taking the plunge to remodel with us could be the perfect remedy. You deserve a modern, refreshed space that’s unique to you!

    Remodeling can bring back the spark that you felt when you purchased this condo in the first place – it will feel like new love all over again! We view our architecture and interior design as art, offering you distinctive, custom interior designs that will always be unique to your needs and wants.

    The Power of the Reboot

    Consider remodeling your condo a form of, well, let’s call it apartment therapy. While it’s likely that your condo is beautiful and comfortable, there are always steps you can make toward crafting a more beautiful and more comfortable condo. Rebooting your condo’s interior can breathe new life into a place you’ve grown complacent in, enhance your excitement for living there, and make everything feel fresh and revitalized. Often, revamping your interior is all you need to feel like you’re in an entirely new space!

    It Pays To Renovate

    As an Upper East Side condo owner, you know that you’re situated in the middle of a comfortable, upscale real-estate market, but what you might have realized is that you can dramatically appreciate the value of your property by investing in a condo renovation. In fact, many remodels boast recovery costs between 60-85%.

    Not only can you add increased functionality to your condo, along with the comfort knowing you’re living in the style you’ve always wanted, but you can also increase your property value if you plan to sell your condo in the future. Keeping your condo up-to-date, modern, and in-line with the trends of the day can help appreciate your condo’s value!

    At Phil Kean Design Group, we understand the value of your condo, and we understand how to take that value and multiply it, too. Renovating your condo doesn’t have to be strictly about increasing its monetary worth, though, it certainly does help in this ever-advancing, upscale real-estate market.

    Renovating can help to refresh your space, make you feel happier in it, and provide you with the comfort of knowing that your condo is beautifully-designed and comfortable.

    Ready for your Upper East Side condo renovation, or perhaps you are renovating in Tribeca? We look forward to navigating your dream remodel and making it into a space you’ll cherish forever.


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  2. Manhattan Condo Renovations

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    Whether you are a full-time resident or someone who lives in the Big Apple part of the time, owning your condo in Manhattan is a lovely experience, but as you know, it also comes with a few key challenges, especially when it comes to renovating your NYC condo.

    These barriers can turn what should be an enjoyable process into an overly-stressful one. Take, for example, staying up-to-date with both the form and function of your condo. It needs to be structurally sound and meet all NYC regulatory standards—which change throughout the years—keep up with evolving technology, and be aesthetically pleasing.

    Each of these requirements—yes, a beautiful and inviting living space is a requirement—can spark a need for a condo renovation. The feeling that things could be better, a new design, a new look- a new theme.

    This should be a process full of creativity and excitement – not worry and stress.

    That’s why we’re here to provide you a few helpful hints and a little guidance before you embark on your own renovation!

    Decide On What You Want

    Needless to say, renovating your condo can be a sizable investment, especially in Manhattan. And when you begin researching the seemingly infinite possibilities of design, it can be hard to decide on exactly what you want.

    While standing out from the crowd doesn’t need to be your top priority, your condo should be reflective of your tastes and unique personality. One of the keys to differentiating yourself and your condo from the multitude of others is working with an architect who really understands your ideas and who can bring a creative perspective to help you achieve stunning results.  

    This is exactly what Phil Kean Designs does best.  When you meet with Mr. Kean himself, he will begin to sketch out ideas as you both talk, to hone in on your ideas and help you define and refine exactly what you are after so that you will be able, one day soon, to step into your dream condo, exactly as you dream it to be.

    Go All The Way

    The best renovations change the way you feel when you are in your condo.  It changes the way you experience your morning brew of coffee, your late night glass of cabernet sauvignon with friends.  

    When you want to revitalize your entire space, sometimes this means taking down the entire condo to install new kitchens, new bathrooms, new bedrooms and living rooms, knocking out a wall here, opening up space there – to create a more spacious feeling, or putting down beautiful new hardwood floors throughout.

    Choosing which renovations will give you the most luxurious, modern condo is not something to leave to chance. The important thing is that you get exactly what you are after in an intentional and strategic way and create a sublime, timeless design that will raise the value of your condo and energize and inspire.


    Consider embracing clean, open design elements. Letting in natural light is never a bad idea and can really bring a bright, airy feeling to your condo. Utilizing design elements that catch the eye without being kitschy, can make your condo uniquely yours, your signature, your fingerprint, your hideaway in Manhattan.

    If you’re unsure where to start or if you have ideas that you want to see designed and built into reality – why not have Phil Kean Designs help you clarify, refine and expand on your ideas for your Manhattan condo renovation?  If you’re interested, please fill in the form below and someone will get to you within 48 business hours.


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