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Sweeten renovations in Manhattan

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"Sweeten is disrupting the home renovation experience"

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"This service is a renovation game-changer"

Manhattan service area

  • Upper East Side
  • Upper West Side
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Lower East Side
  • and the entire Manhattan borough

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Why Sweeten is unique


Curated General Contractors

We select our contractors for experience, work quality, customer reviews, and all required licensing.


Personalized Matching

You’ll be matched with a selection of contractors based on location, budget, expertise and experience with projects like yours.


Competitive Bidding Process

You’ll get 3-5 competing estimates, so you can make an informed choice — we’ll even help you compare your bids on a free call.


Guidance and Support

We’re experts in renovating, here to answer your questions, help you compare bids, and hire the best contractor.


Secure Payments

You can pay your contractor safely and easily, through Sweeten Secure Pay — powered by the most trusted banking partners in the business.


Free Tools & Service

You’ll save time and money, and feel supported throughout your hiring and remodeling journey with Sweeten by your side, for free!

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Featured reviews

  • “The bid comparison call was really valuable. Even though I had a good handle on the differences between the various bids I received, the Sweeten’s knowledge about each of the contractors’ work reassured me that whichever contractor I chose would do quality work.”

    Yvette A., Upper East Side
  • “I hear of contractor nightmares but going through Sweeten and having them as insurance throughout the whole renovation process gives you a peace of mind.”

    Jena K., Upper West Side
  • “I was scared to undertake my first renovation, having heard how difficult it was to do work in NYC and to find a reliable contractor. I consider our contractor a true blessing!!! Words can’t describe my gratitude for her and her team, who are phenomenal craftsman that clearly take pride in their work.”

    Sarah F., Murray Hill
  • “It is so hard to find reliable companies so I really appreciate the vetting process Sweeten provides. It helped me feel confident about moving forward with my project.”

    Laura Y., Hamilton Heights
  • “First time working with Sweeten and we will definitely do this again! Great experience and you were right about our contractor. Very good and qualified.”

    Mary M., West Village
  • “Our GC and his crew did an amazing job on our co-op renovation. We had a short turnaround time before we moved in and he was so good about getting the information we needed for co-op approval and getting the job done before moving in. We did a gut bathroom reno and a kitchen reno with sanding floors. They did such a wonderful job. Our contractor kept us posted and was actively involved throughout the entire process. They helped smooth things over since this was our first apartment renovation. We already plan on using him again for our next buy!”

    Erin S., Greenwich Village
  • “I was really pleased with how quickly the renovation was completed. They showed up as soon as we decided the start date and showed up every working day. It makes a huge difference for us given we had to briefly move into an Airbnb with our toddler. I appreciated that our contractor and his team were willing to listen to us and make changes accordingly. A month into using this bathroom, and we are still smitten with how it all turned out.”

    Fangfei Z., Lower East Side
  • “Couldn’t be happier with this experience and the results! Our contractor was a delight to work with. She was always available and super responsive. The team had great workmanship and attention to detail, arrived as expected and were neat and clean. I’d happily work with them again in the future!”

    Andrea S., Hell’s Kitchen

What is a general contractor?

A general contractor is the main construction professional overseeing all aspects of a major remodeling project in NYC. From planning and permitting, to demolition and through construction, Manhattan contractors will work with you directly on your home’s renovation process which may include other required experts such as architects, designers, expediters, or engineers.

Sweeten can connect you with top general contractors in Manhattan who will work with you and other stakeholders to get necessary approvals for your project. They’ll move the remodeling project from concept through completion, making sure that all of the features are exactly how you’ve envisioned them. Your Sweeten general contractor will work with your condo/co-op board or HOA submitting paperwork and obtaining approvals so that your project starts on time and within budget. If you are looking to work with a local contracting firm, learn more about the renovation process and the costs you can expect to budget for your new home at 

Hiring a general contractor that is licensed and insured for your renovation project is important. Common projects in the borough include kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and entire home remodels. You need the right person who has experience with a scope like yours and can get things done properly through the renovation process. Your Manhattan general contractor should also be familiar with your type of building and space in your neighborhood. If you post your renovation project, Sweeten will connect you with those within our network who are interested in working with you.

How does Sweeten connect me with the top general contractors for my Manhattan remodeling project?

What is the next step in hiring a contracting firm? Sweeten is a free service that will help you find the best general contractor in Manhattan for your project. We vet them in a thorough process and make sure they are experienced with projects like yours relative to budget, building type (exteriors vs interiors), location. The right contractor will have a communication style and professionalism that matches up well to yours as well. There are many contractors to choose from but the difficult part is finding the right one for your particular project. When you post your project on Sweeten, you can choose from a competitive group of matches who:

  • are licensed, insured, and vetted
  • have experience with renovations like yours
  • do work in your city, town, or neighborhood
  • are already interested in your project based on its budget and scope
  • guarantee their work

Read more about how Sweeten works.

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