During the construction phase, the city will conduct plumbing and electrical inspections to ensure compliance with the filed plans. Once all of the construction is complete, a final inspection is conducted in order for the DOB to sign off the job and close the permit.

Before the final inspection, your architect will conduct a walk through to make sure everything is in order. A “punch list” should be provided, noting any blemishes or outstanding tasks that needed to be wrapped up before the construction team leaves.


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In the case of an apartment combination, a new Certificate of Occupancy is required, acknowledging the two apartments were now officially one. This can take a few weeks, but the owners were still able to use the apartment before final DOB paperwork was received.

No two renovation projects are ever alike. While we follow the same process, what we encounter with each one is always unique. We almost always find something that we didn’t expect as we move through the construction. The measure of a good team is how they react to the unexpected.

With its fresh, integrated and full-service approach to home remodeling, Element Design Group projects are completed more efficiently and with better results. Recognizing that every project is unique, the firm tailors its design process to meet the specific requirements of each client.

To get started with your home renovation project, visit elementdesignnyc.com/contact or call 212-537-6173.