Owning a condo can be fun and exciting because you do not have the headaches of a single family home. However, when you plan on renovating there are several things that you must do first to ensure that you have a successful condo remodel project when you are done. As with anything in life, when you take the proper steps to planning, you will have a better chance at success in the end.
Exploring What You Want To Improve in Your Condo
First and foremost, you must look around your condo and ask yourself, what is it that you want to improve about the home? Is it bringing in more light? Is it increasing the footprint? Is it the overall flow of the unit? Is it a cosmetic improvement? Is it a structural improvement? Do you want to do a kitchen remodel so that you have more countertop space? Do you want to do a master bathroom remodel to make your tub into a large walk in shower? Once you understand what you feel is lacking, this is the first step in the process.
Looking at the Positives of the Condo Space
What made you fall in love with your condo when you first purchased it? Was it the location of the condominium that initially attracted you to the building? Was it the location of the condo space in the building? Was it the view of the condo space? Was it the size of the kitchen? Was it the square footage of the condo space? Was it the size of the closets? Was it the number of bathrooms in the condo? Was it the size of the bathrooms?
By sincerely asking yourself what initially drew you to the space and being honest with yourself will help tremendously in the planning process. Those initial things that made you fall in love with the space are things that you should build upon when coming up with your condo remodel planning outline.
If you live in a condo there are rules and regulations to follow. Before you start planning your condo remodel project, it is important to understand the architectural review of your condo building. Does your condo remodel need a sign off from the building president before you can start? Does your condo remodel project need the sign off from the architectural review committee before a condo project is started in the building? What are the working hours? How is waste management handled? Do you need to protect the common areas with certain padding before using the elevators? Do the common walkways need to be protected before bringing in materials to the condo unit? Understanding all of the rules and regulations of your condo is super critical before you start a condo remodel project.