05
Jan
2010

Factors to Consider Before Renovating an Apartment

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  • Published on Tuesday, 05 January 2010
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Apartment renovation is a major project and entails some expenses.  It is actually a big challenge to remodel an apartment. So, here are some important factors that you need to consider before you start the project. 

1. You need to know if the landlord permits interior renovation of the unit.  Some landlords do not want their tenants to make renovations because of possible damages that could happen to the apartment unit. 

2. If you are living in an apartment complex, then exterior renovation is generally not allowed.  That is because apartment complexes share common facilities like heating, outdoor lighting systems, and hallways.  An exterior renovation could affect these shared facilities which could inconvenience other residents.

3. If there is a homeowner's association, then you have to know if external apartment renovations are permitted.  But if you will limit the renovations inside your unit, then you will not encounter any problem with the homeowner's association.

4. Lastly, make sure that you can hire reputable contractors for the job.  Remember, apartment renovations are big projects so you need the help of the professionals.  It is also ideal if you can hire an independent interior decorator who will work with the contractor to ensure the success of your project. 

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