Condo remodeling may be just the thing to turn your house into your dream home. An overhaul of your condo can prevent you from settling for rooms you find subpar. Before moving forward though, there are somethings you should know.
While it is true that you own the condo, you do not have full control over what you do with it. The condo lies inside the confines of a condo association, and they can regulate what happens within their territory. You may have thoughts on how to transform your space, but you can be denied permission to do so. Before anything in the remodel is done, you must first contact the association who oversees your condo complex. It is ill-advised to go through with refurbishing your home without approval. If they discover that you went ahead with the renovation, the association can demand an inspection to ensure everything follows the rules. Anything that does not align with their rulebook will have to be removed. You will then be forced to start the condo remodel project over but with the necessary paperwork this time. It is important to note that getting authorization through the association is completely separate from obtaining municipal permits.
Something else to be aware of before pursuing a condo remodel is that the estimated cost may be less than what the actual total will be. This means that your project can go over your intended budget. Sometimes complications arise in the process, so additional labor and equipment is required. This is an unexpected expense that can cause you to surpass the budget. You may also change your mind on some design options, so fluctuation can occur. It is a good idea to have a budget to stay within, but also have money set aside to allow for some wiggle room. Realistically, you should prepare to spend more than you originally anticipated. This can keep you from experiencing sticker shock after the remodel is finished.
Condominiums are run by Homeowners’ Associations. When people purchase their condos, they become legally obliged to adhere to the HOAs renovation regulations. The associations’ primary goal is to uphold the value of the entire property. The well-being of your unit is of lesser interest to them. However, after talking with your condo association you may find that not every modification needs approval. Interior painting and trim work can typically be done without the HOAs acceptance. You can also replace switches, outlets, and light fixtures at your own discretion. Substitution of bath, shower, or sink fixtures is generally allowed, as well.
At Anderson & Rodgers Construction, not only do we provide exceptional remodeling services, but we are also focused on making the world a better place. We are constantly striving to be more energy-efficient and reduce our carbon footprint. We have an incomparable attention to detail, which is why we utilize only the highest quality materials. We can help turn your ideas into detailed plans that fulfill your condo remodeling goals. We have locations in Nicholasville and Lexington, KY and proudly serve Versailles, Georgetown, Lexington, Richmond, Nicholasville, and Winchester, KY.