The Ins and Outs of Condominium Renovation: What You Need to Know

Due to the appeal of a management company, nearby neighbors, and the overall community that comes from living in a condo, these personal luxury apartment units are in high demand today. However, despite the community, your condo is still your home, which means you reserve the right to renovate it from time to time. As part of a network, there are different concerns and regulations you need to follow during this renovation period, which is why it’s so important to work with a local renovations company that understands Toronto condos.

We’re going to look at the ins and outs of condominium renovations and what you really need to know:

1. Know the Regulations:

Your condo is not a standalone house on a plot of land; it is part of something bigger. There are relevant policies on your condominium’s board that dictate what you can and cannot do to the condo. It’s imperative to read over the regulations before you go through with planning an expensive renovation that is actually not permitted. Quality construction companies, too, will look through your personal policies so as not to violate them as well.

2. Why Are You Renovating:

Now that you know what your board will and will not permit, the next step is to sit down and identify why you’re renovating in the first place. Do you want to mix things up? Is your condo falling apart? Do you want to add resale value? Commercial and personal repairs do differ in their approach, which is why you need to really analyze why you want to mix up your space. Quality companies can work with either approach and help you to curate the best results by the time it’s all said and done.

3. Structural Limitations:

Your condo comes part of a larger building, which means you do face structural constraints as far as expansions, pushing walls out and in, and so forth. It is important to first identify which walls can be moved, and which ones cannot, so you know that is even possible in your space. Don’t get your heart set on a new arrangement that is not attainable in your condo today – this is when it’s time to consult a professional company.

4. Luxury Design Options:

Since most condos come with standard design and boring structures that all match, bringing in the professionals can really help you add new, custom appearances that are right for you. Whether it’s new flooring custom work, high end fixtures, or special accents that are totally unique, it’s possible to really add personality to your own condo.

MGB Construction

Here at MGB Construction, we know how complex and constrained condo renovations can feel for residents in Toronto today. That’s why we come in, assess the current situation, review policies, and go over spaces/fixtures that can and cannot be altered. After we’ve done our homework with you, we’re able to present your options and work with you to curate the perfect space.

Let’s get to work.