Condo Renovation is a rigid endeavor that requires specific permissions for limited modification. The exterior is usually left untouched but with the necessary permissions, the interior of any condo can be modified to your taste. Condominiums are what you’ll find in big cities, and unlike less-urban areas and cities, condos are your only choice. If you plan on staying there for a long time, you should consider condo renovation for convenience. However, before planning your condo renovation, there are a couple of important things to consider. These include:
- Permissions and laws
The regulations on condos make it impossible for anyone to make modifications to his/her apartment. Condo boards determine what changes can be applied and issue permission before those changes can be made. Most often, renovating the exterior of a condo is impossible. However, since condo laws vary from condo to condo, your condo board may give you some special permissions. Pro-tip, don’t consult before meeting with your condo board as it may cost you more.
- Know who you’re renovating for
Are you renovating for yourself or someone else? If you’re looking to sell, then focus on replacing accessories, painting worn-out areas of the house, and whatever increases the appeal of your condo. However, if for yourself, then determine who you’d be in the next couple of years to come. Are you changing jobs or getting married? Condo renovation can be expensive, so determining who you’re renovating for beforehand helps you save money.
The best and most inexpensive upgrade to a condo is simply adding new accessories. Space is a major problem with condos, so instead of adding new major features to places like the bathroom and kitchen, it’s best to buy accessories like coffee-tables with drawers, shower caddies, makeshift towel rack, corner shelves, and a lot more.
- Figure out your limits
Hiring a condo designer or renovation consultant will help you figure out how far you can go with your renovation. While it’s tempting to redesign the entire condo, in reality, it’s impossible. Some architectural designs are too hard to execute and knowing this beforehand helps you better manage your limited resources.
- Stay flexible throughout the renovation
Renovation plans cannot be rigid as homeowners are usually forced into changing designs midway through renovations. This can cause a major disruption when not planned for or expected. So, stay flexible so you can easily make changes and maximize time.