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Over the years, BuiltIN studio has established a network of design and construction professionals to fit the needs of any size project, be it a piece of cabinetry, full apartment renovation, or multi-unit building. Approaching each project as a collaboration, BuiltIN understands the importance of open communication between studio and client. They listen to the needs and ideas of their clients and meld that with thoughtful design, style and functionality, always considering budget, context and durability. Their close collaboration with builders and contractors throughout construction also helps maintain a smooth process for successful end results.
"My husband and I hired Gary and Terence at BuiltIn Studio to help guide us through the kitchen remodeling process- a great combination of flexibility and experience makes them a really great company to work with. We recommend them for anyone looking for top quality design work! Gary and Terence have an extensive knowledge base about products, surfaces and design and very quickly picked up on our taste for what we wanted in a kitchen; they brought many creative ideas to the table that we would have never thought of ourselves. I can't say enough about their patience with us as we changed our minds nearly every day. They were always very prompt between meetings in submitting revisions of our layout, and it was always very easy to get in touch with them at any time. Coming from a couple who has been entrenched in renovations over the past year and worked with numerous contractors, the team at BuiltIn Studio's experience, enthusiasm and professionalism for the work they do is hard to come by."Wendy, Park Slope
"I asked the BuiltIn Studio to design these pedestals for the DofGD @ RISD, and our class was so excited to work with them. The custom pieces they created for our show were elegant and a perfect fit for the aesthetic of our concept. They were a pleasure to work with. I found their solution to be beautiful as well as economical. They really have the ability to create wonderful and original work for any budget."Jenny, RISD Exhibition
"They did an amazing job and the place that they did is going to be in a magazine. They are used to big scale and know details that most don't. I would recommend them to anyone."Jeff, Soho
I hired BuiltIn Studio to be the designer/architect and visionaries on the gut renovation of my 1600 sq ft. floor through condo in Manhattan. They also handled the project oversight and administration. To say I was satisfied with their services, creativity and professionalism is an understatement. The best decision I made in my renovation was hiring Gary, Terence and Saoli (i.e., the team at BuiltIn Studio). They went above and beyond in every respect of my renovation. As a first time homeowner (and the first time doing a renovation), they guided me through every step of the process as a trusted advisor. Not only did the design the place but they also helped me save a ton of money by avoiding the contractor mark-up helping me order much of the fixtures, lighting, flooring and other items myself. From a design an attitude perspective, I would say their approach is entirely collaborative. It was a healthy balance of getting input from myself but also helping me understand the pros and cons of the decisions I was making. Their design aesthetic was flexible with the ability to span the gamut from modern to classic to traditional to contemporary. The optimized the layout of my condo and were able to maximize every inch of my apartment (something that really matters in the confined spaces of Manhattan). I enthusiastically recommend BuiltIn Studio for your project.froboy411
We highly recommend Gary and Terence from Built In Studio. We first used Built In Studio when we gut renovated our kitchen in 2011 and it turned out AMAZING. Their professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail was great and they were able to keep our project within budget and on time. We recently hired Built In Studio again to gut renovate our Master Bathroom. They listened carefully to what we wanted and designed our dream bathroom. We would absolutely use them again for any and all future projects.elinor35
In recommending Gary of BuiltIn Studios to countless friends and relatives, we always say that he is, HANDS DOWN, the best money we spent on our entire renovation project. We certainly didn't set out to hire a designer/architect and actually met Gary by happenstance. Our contractor had brought him along to merely provide drawings for the gut renovation of our 5 bdrm apartment. We were walking through the kitchen and made a side comment about the lack of pantry storage. A few moments later, Gary piped up with a very elegant design solution that not only doubled our pantry space but also reconfigured our awkward entry foyer! We were so impressed with Gary's obvious design intellect that we decided to add him to our project team. Through the nine months that it took to renovate our apartment, there were many times when Gary had a seemingly endless ability to generate options around design problems... a unfortunate riser in the kid's closets, a weird configuration of the master bath, a too small space for side-by-side laundry machines etc etc. He was also invaluable in designing smart storage solutions so that our home, despite housing 3 small children, looks a lot more W Hotel and not at all Romper Room. We couldn't recommend Gary of BuiltIn Studios highly enough... he is unfailingly professional, responsive, and an all-round very nice guy. He would be a huge asset to any project. P.S. - we don't mean to exclude Terrence from this review but we only really have first-hand experience with Gary. Having said that, in the few email interactions that we had with Terrence, he was likewise very professional.dezm
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