There’s more to remodeling your Naples home than simply picking out paint colors, new fixtures, or finish materials. If you’re going to do it right you need to educate yourself about the various aspects of your project before you get started. But not all home remodeling projects are the same. If you happen to live in a condo there are some additional things you may need to think about. Here are four factors to consider when remodeling a Naples-area condo.
While condominium living has a lot of advantages, when it comes to remodeling your home you may find yourself facing a few restrictions. You won’t be able to push out walls or add a second level. The space you have is finite. What if you want more space—or at least more usable space? Just because you’re in a condo doesn’t mean you can’t make changes that will make the most of the space available to you. But to do that you’ll want to make sure you’re working with designers and builders who are used to working within those constraints. That means you want a team with a “big picture” approach. You want someone handling your project that envisions and design the space to be all it can be—rather than someone who is just going to make cosmetic changes.
Your Own Visual Limitations
Over years of working with condo remodel clients we’ve discovered that sometimes it’s hard for them to visualize the potential their homes have. That’s not a problem. We look at projects a little differently. We’ve been trained to see possibilities that a lot of homeowners can’t visualize. To give you an idea, here’s a post that shows some creative condo solutions to inspire your remodeling project.
Condominium Association Regulations and Restrictions
Another challenge that’s unique to remodeling a condominium is that you may find yourself dealing with specific regulations that are enforced by your condominium association’s rules and regulations. There may be limitations on the kinds of materials you can use, or on certain physical changes that can be made. You may even find that the association restricts the hours in which your construction crew can work. We’re used to communicating with condominium associations and know how to stay within the lines to ensure that you and your association stay on good terms.
It’s not just your association that you need to keep in mind when you’re remodeling. When you live in a condominium you have to deal with the close proximity of neighbors. And while your remodeling project may only last a few weeks, you’ll probably have your neighbors for a long time. We’re used to dealing with this kind of situation. As professionals, we know how to deal with your neighbors in a professional and courteous manner so that you and your neighbors can continue to enjoy living next to one another.
Don’t let the challenges of condominium remodeling keep you from turning your Naples condo into the home you really want. Contact us to find out how we can work together with you to create a solution that will make your home everything you want it to be!