Condo Remodeling in Naples
Condo renovations are no problem for us. In terms of resale value one of the best efforts you can make in a condominium is the kitchen. Housing's steady recovery has put kitchen remodels and their relatively high payback on investment and enjoyment back in the spotlight.
- If the kitchen in your condo is small, why not add improvements that will add to the efficiency of the space and make it appear larger?
- You can paint the walls a softer color. You can install lighter-colored cabinets that go to the ceiling in order to increase storage space.
- Improving lighting is an option - add pendants to an island area if you have one, and install under-cabinet lights. Granite countertops are a feature many home buyers want.
- Moving walls to enlarge rooms or adding walls to divide rooms can be accomplished.
As a condo owner, you'll need to use a variety of strategies before planning a remodeling effort:
- Review the Status Certificate (covenants, conditions, and restrictions). This lays out all the rules governing your condo, including whether special permissions are needed, what can be altered in the unit and what the common elements are. Common elements are the parts of the condo taken care of by the homeowners' association (electrical, plumbing, windows, balconies, and in some cases AC and heating
units) and which can only be changed by common consent.
- Ask questions in writing. You don’t want to violate a Status Certificate so begin a remodel project by asking questions in writing, via email, to the Condominium Board.