8 W 25th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001040.743168 -73.989492
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown South Central
My husband and I own two conjoined Co-op apartments in a high-rise apartment building of approximately 400 units, in Greenwich Village, in New York City. We recently decided to renovate a bathroom, in one of the apartments and hired NYKB (New York Kitchen & Bathroom Corp, 8 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010), for the project. The bathroom, although small, posed many challenges regarding the plumbing and electrical work due to its location, very near the front door of the second apartment space, as well as its odd, asymmetrical, antiquated walls and problematic plumbing and electrical connections. We had put off the renovation for years, but, at last, decided to go ahead in early December 2013. The project took approximately 22 work days, not counting weekends or Christmas Week (Christmas Day to New Year's Day), to complete, and we are absolutely thrilled with the aesthetically beautiful result which far exceeded our expectations.
Apart from the gorgeous result that we now have, where once an eyesore existed, there were two things that readily impressed us about this company: First, they were conscientious and considerate from the first day of demolition, and not only with regard to the project site and us, but with regard, also, to the building management's requirements, that of the staff, and our fellow tenants. (Positive feedback, on our floor, from fellow tenant shareholders made its way back to us, throughout the entire work period, and particularly around Christmas when many people were at home with their families in advance of the holiday week.). As anyone living in a co-op or condo in New York City knows, full well, working in sync with the building management's requirements can be critical to the successful completion of an apartment renovation, so we were relieved of any worries or added stress in that department. Second, NYKB treated this small bathroom project with the care and attention to detail that we would expect might be accorded to a major home renovation. Every work day, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the lead contractor and/or the project designer (in addition to the workmen and sub-contractors) were on the scene to supervise work and check the progress of the project, after which we would receive a daily in person or e-mail report from the project designer on how much progress was made and on what remained.
We wholeheartedly express our thanks to NYKB for this truly beautiful result--for our designer Roberta's impeccable taste, expertise and meticulous attention to every detail; our lead contractor Ilan's counsel, advice, and exacting professionalism in overseeing all phases, perfectly, to completion (while overseeing his electrical and plumbing contractors); to Perry for his knowledge, guidance and foresight in planning the project, at large (along with his vigilant team: Mia, Flora, Moshe, Gabby, et al.), and to the artisan, Luis, who astonished us with his talent and craft in precision-cutting tiny mosaic tiles, and installing their intricate patterns to reflect the theme of an existing painted door mural. To all at NYKB.... Bravo!!
MTI and DAI,
Greenwich Village, NYC
We used NYKB to renovate a kitchen in a condo apartment on Riverside Blvd. We replaced all cabinets, appliances, counters and backsplashes. We also had the passthrough wall rebuilt.
The design, planning and implementation phases all went well and on schedule.
The lead Cabinet Installer, Boaz, did all the installation and construction work. He and his assistant, Nigel, did a fantastic job. Boaz did some things we needed beyond the scope of the project. His work was highly skilled. He is a perfectionist and a pleasure to work with.
A different team did the Template and installation of the Quartz countertops and backsplashes. They also did a wonderful job.
We enjoyed working with Perry Hiiman. We did have one disagreement on the estimate for the Quartz. We settled it quickly in an equitable way.
If you are organized and decisive, working with NYKB will be a good experience.
My wife and I would recommend using them for your renovations.
Joel & Lauren
After living in my city apartment for 10 years it was outdated and needed a whole new look. I contacted quite a few companies and got quotes. I noticed that once I mentioned my budget they lost interest! Some of the others could only do flooring or bathrooms not the whole thing.
The team at NYKB were fantastic. They listened to everything that I wanted and worked with me on my to get my dream space. My apartment has been completely converted and it is like living in a totally new home and I love coming back here after a hard day at work. I cannot praise NYKB highly enough.
One of the best things that I found was that the quote that I got from them at the start was what I ended up paying so there were no nasty surprises which was great. If anyone is planning on have any renovation work done they need to go to these guys, they are the best.
When I was remodeling my kitchen I had searched everywhere. I found a lot of places that ripped people off and didn’t really offer much of a selection. Then, I found a great place I had never heard of; New York Kitchen & Bath Design and Remodeling. I have never had such a great experience with any company in my entire life. They were quick to schedule an appointment to come over, they were very friendly and professional at the same time, and every question I asked they had an answer for. When I first called I was a little worried that it would be months before they came which isn’t true. They were at my house the next day. They were very kind and very friendly. I never had to worry about them being rude because they had a smile on their faces the whole time. The best part was every question I needed answered they answered it! This is a great company!
DO NOT EVER USE THESE PEOPLE. Total scam artists. The amount of money they quoted us turned out to be almost triple. It is almost a year and half and they never finished the job and now we are having to go back and REDO the work they did do. The quality of work is awful. The customer service is even worse, if that is at all possible. Stay far far away from these people....you will be sorry.
We desperately needed to revamp our small bathroom but who can you possibly trust to do the job right these days? I started reading about contractors and then scheduled a time for NYKB to come out, look at the bathroom and prepare an estimate. Best decision I have made in a very long time.
After checking out the situation the NYKB employee told us exactly what this renovation project would cost, and how long it would take to complete the work. We wanted new fixtures and the floor had to be replaced as well. In for a penny, in for a dime. The total cost was lower than we had anticipated and this was definitely good news since we did have to stay within our budget.
The contracting crew showed up right on time and every employee was professional and courteous. We tried to stay out of the way as much as possible but curiosity would get the better of us at times. Even when we were peering around the corner to watch them work NYKB remained focused on our home improvement project and concentrated on finishing the work. Good on them!
We now have a modern bathroom that we love, and that new tile floor is an added luxury that we enjoy. The work that NYKB did is sheer perfection. This is my big shout out to a wonderful group of builders and contractors.Thank you!
Untrustworthy. I recommend avoiding NYKB. They need to be monitored very carefully to make sure that they are complying with your plans, not causing problems with your building and showing up to work. The key terms in my original contract - price and schedule for completion - were way, way, way off the reality. Once your kitchen or bathroom is gutted and you have made several installment payments, they come up with additional costs and you have no leverage to object. Many people I spoke with after hiring them had terrible experiences (just ask your building's super and management company). They are not trustworthy.
Run for the hills. Perry (the owner) and his staff will promise the world and deliver deplorable service, sub-standard ethics and a shoddy work product. They violate lien laws and don't protect deposits with escrow or bond--demo, scope changes and shake downs for thousands and thousands. Perry is a crook. Really. Worst experience of my life. And should I mention all the extra costs they hide in fine print which they know you will have to incur. But wait, they don't tell you any of this until you sign on the dotted line. Look up New York Wood Floors or Metropolitan Wood Floors and Perry Hiiman on e-courts. And call the Department of Consumer Affairs. They are VERY familiar with PH. If you go ahead and use them, I can assure you, you'll regret it.
Successful (2) bath Renovation:
"We recently renovated our two bathrooms and walked away very happy with both service and quality that NYKB provided. I must say that renovations are never easy breezy, requiring your time, patience and flexibility. That's why it was so important to us to be working with the right team. It all started with high quality designer Meirav, who spent 20-30 hours with us working on both design and picking the actual materials. She was always available after our initial few meetings as we came up changes to our plans. It was invaluable to have the designer's perspective to make sure everything fits together, both size wise and stylistically.
Once the project started NYKB assigned a project manager who would visit our apartment almost everyday to ensure the project was done properly. He would then constantly update me on status and any issues that popped up.
NYKB also did a great job managing our building's management ensuring everything was done to satisfy their picky requirements, including dealing with insurances, architects, working within allowed hours, etc.
The project was finished maybe a week later than originally promised, which was very impressive for a project of this size. We are extremely happy with our bathrooms and the experience NYKB provided.
Finally NYKB continued to deliver on their promises including quickly responding to our warranty calls. Perry Hiiman, the owner, has demonstrated that he stands up for his reputation and brand and will do everything in his power to exceed customer's expectations.
Thank you NYKB!!!"
I am so excited to share my experience with you.I walked into their downtown showroom just to look around. So much selection and eye candy. I close the deal. what a service!!. Everyone i worked with from the designer to the installers and the plumbers were so professional. My cabinets arrived on time and all the accessories i chose were delivered right to my door.No mistakes. I was warned that home improvement projects were very stressfull,not so in my case. NYKB was there for me every step of the way. Personal attention and service was prvided.I highly recommend this company to everyone i speak to who is looking to improve their residence
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