If you live in an apartment, you may one day decide to renovate it. The reason may be that you want to increase floor space, improve some amenities, prepare for a partner to come live with you or maybe you just want a change in environment. Whatever reason you may have for renovating your apartment, there are some important things to consider before you call a renovation company.
- Apartment Rules
Before you do anything, you have to make sure you know the rules set by the apartment board. These rules are made to ensure the safety and comfort of all the apartment occupants. These rules may include the hours that renovation work can be done as well as the materials that can be brought in. The apartment board or the property management company may also have restrictions on the renovation work itself if it includes changing the actual structure of the unit.
Before you begin any construction, make sure you have enough money for the materials and the labor pay for your workers. Nothing is more stressful than a half-done construction job that has to stop because you don’t have enough money. So check your finances first if you have enough money for a renovation. If you don’t, then save up or get a loan.
- Renovation Company
Choosing a renovation company for your unit renovation is one of the most important decisions you have to make. Your choice of company can make or break your project, and your heart. Not all renovation companies are the same. While most are honest, some renovation companies may overcharge you, get low quality materials, hire inexperienced workers and some will simply scam you. Choose a renovation company that has good reviews from online review sites such as Yelp! or on their Facebook page. You may also want to check their operation permit and state certification.
Have a contract that stipulates timelines, scope of work, and payment.
Choosing an interior designer to help you decide the changes to make within your unit may add some cost, but a designer will help you achieve the look that you want plus suggest décor, lighting, and furniture that can maximise your space.
Renovation work will always involve some noise. That is why before the work starts, you have to do the courtesy of telling your neighbours about it and trying to minimise the noise. You can also schedule the work to begin at the time of day when your neighbours are usually not at home.
There you have it, the things you need to consider before starting renovation on your unit. Make sure to follow them to avoid headaches during the renovation process.
- Prepare Your Move
You need to prepare yourself and your family for the renovation. Is it going to be a major renovation that would require you to move out for a while? Any renovation project that will tackle more than 50% of the home should prompt homeowners to look for a temporary home. In this case, you would need to contact a moving company, too.
Need help renovating in Capalaba, Redland City or Brisbane East? Contact 4sk Constructions and Renovations.