My wife and I decided it was time to renovate the two contiguous apartments which we have owned for almost 30 years but had never fully combined. We were both trepidacious about the experience and the expense. We interviewed five designer/architects and settled on Assaf Leib for a number of reasons: We liked his creativity and ideas, his estimate was the most reasonably priced and just as important, he showed the most enthusiasm and desire to take on the project. Well, none of us are always right in their choices. However, this time we scored a bulls eye. Assaf transformed our decaying and outdated apartments into a beautiful and extraordinary space of which we are truly proud. He and his team are pleasure to work with. His use of design, space and attention to detail is unmatched. He was collaborative, respectful of our ideas and as far from a prima donna as you could imagine. Every step working with him was a sheer delight. He truly exceeded our expectations. He is now not only our designer but our friend and part of the family. We recommend him both enthusiastically and unequivocally. He's the best!.
- Robbie and Alan.
- Hugh O'Brian.
"Assaf Leib is a fellow with an extraordinary sense of design and impeccable taste. We found him to be interested in our ideas and flexible enough to incorporate them in his plans. He is accessible at all times and is not adverse to change, whit in reason. His friendly crew go out of their way to be helpful and available when you need them. Assaf does his best to keep costs down and is honest about explaining to you what he feels is necessary to do. All in all, we've had an interesting, educating and pleasant experience dealing with him."
- Evelin G.
"We have worked with Leib Designs & his clients as a General Contractor for Projects in NYC for over 5 years. Assaf & his staff have successfully completed both large scale Projects & smaller scale partial renovations. In all cases, Projects were completed with full Client satisfaction. We can attribute this to the dedication of Assaf & his staff to the Project at hand.
From a Client prospective, please note that the most important factor to be considered is a good working relationship between the Architect, Client & Contractor. Assaf has provided the timely, & effective transmission of information required to complete any Project on-time & within budget."
- Ivan K.
"I had an incredible experience with Leib Designs. Assaf is very talented and attentive. He has a great design sense. He is also a highly efficient project manager. Leib Designs was able to complete a total gut renovation of a 2000 sq ft pre war apartment in 4 months. That includes demo of the apartment down to the bar walls and cement floors, the moving and installation of three bathrooms, complete kitchen move and remodel, and the installation of a split air HVAC system. There is no doubt in my mind that I would use him again. If you have any questions, contact Assaf, and he will give you my contact information."
- Neel P.
"I hired the Leib Design firm to do some small renovations and
paint my 2 bedroom, 2 bath coop on Fifth Ave. on the upper east side of New York.
Asaf and Lieb were not only polite and did an excellent job...they did more than asked or required. The workmen
they sent on the site were respectful, honest and good workers and professional. Their fee was very reasonable.
At the end of the day, the painter cleaned the apartment so
that no one entering would know work was ongoing.
I could not recommend a better contractor. Those who
use him will be happy with their work and result."
- Susan A.
"Assaf Leib designed and arranged for the renovation of my bathroom. He and his workers did an excellent job. The bathroom is beautiful, and everything is designed to be convenient for me.
I highly recommend him. He is available to me when I have a problem, and he stands by his work, months after the completion of the project.
He is a talented designer, and he purchases the supplies needed to complete the job.
The bathroom was essentially completed in less than a month, which was important for me, as I have only one bathroom and had to live here during the demolition and construction."
- Linda M.
"Asaf Leib is a hidden Gem. we did an entire gut renovation to combine two apartments in a pre-war co-op building.
if you could see the before and after pictures that would tell you everything but the reason he is a gem is because he is super talented....he's a contractor/project manager, designer, and architect, and very trustworthy person... to find all these qualities and skills in one person is hard to do.
few key things:
he listens very well. I would sit with him telling him what i was looking for and he would sit there sketching out the design. the sketchs looked exactly like the finished product. he's has an amazing eye for design and pays attention to detail like no other.
in addition, he is very unique as he treats every project like his own. he's very passionate about the job he is working on and that's something that is hard to find. usually you hire a contractor/manager and they have 10 other projects going on at the same time and could care less about yours. all they want to do is get it done. trust me you won't go wring with asaf. he truly is one of a kind...a hidden gem."
- Ide W.
"AMAZING!!!! Why would you work with anyone else??!!
Leib Design exceeded our expectations on all fronts
From the moment we met Assaf and his staff we felt that our concerns were his concerns. He customized our home to meet our specific needs, while making the most of our space.
Assaf and his staff were involved in our gut renovation from the demolition to the hanging of the pictures. We love the results!! We feel so lucky to have found a designer who was able to turn our wreck into a palace.
Since the first day we have been saying when will do our next project with Leib Designs. After all these months and lots of work, we still can't wait until our next project."
- Mia Z.
"We asked Assaf from Leib Designs to assist in remodeling our small office in NYC. With a fairly in-depth brief, Assaf did an excellent job interpreting requirements, providing a very innovative design that made great use of the space.
Lieb Designs then executed the project expertly, project managing the build-out within budget and on time. I would not hesitate to work with Leib Designs again."
- Michael R.