A Snapshot of Brooklyn Renovation Projects


    Renovation projects in Brooklyn are on the upswing, according to renovation matchmaking service Sweeten, which saw an increase of 75 percent in Brooklyn projects handled by its own firm in the first quarter. The average cost of Brooklyn home renovation projects handled by the service clocks in at $57,000.

    Obviously the numbers apply only to Sweeten’s own business and not to every renovation happening in Brooklyn, but we think the data provides an interesting snapshot of Brooklyn renovation projects.

    The top 10 neighborhoods for renovations posted on Sweeten by dollar volume (which reflects both budget and quantity) are, in order:

    1. Park Slope
    2. Prospect Heights
    3. Vinegar Hill
    4. Brooklyn Navy Yard
    5. Gowanus
    6. Williamsburg (zip code 11211)
    7. Red Hook
    8. Ditmas Park
    9. Greenpoint
    10. Williamsburg (zip code 11249)

    Apartments, whole houses, kitchens and baths are the most popular Brooklyn renovation projects among its users. The most popular spaces Brooklyn renovators posted on its site were, in order:

    1. Apartments
    2. Townhouse
    3. Kitchens
    4. House
    5. Brownstone
    6. Bathroom
    7. Commercial restaurants
    8. Other interior
    9. Other
    10. Commercial store

    Sweeten has handled approximately $70,000,000 worth of construction projects to date, and 43 percent of that total comes from projects in Brooklyn, the firm told us. Above, a photo of a living space at the Clinton Hill Co-ops whose renovation went through Sweeten.

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