Design & Estimate
1. Visualize your ideal renovation
List renovation priorities for both practical and design purpose.
2. Gather information and images
It will be helpful to gather complete renovation images *(Pinterest, Instagram) and research materials; it can affect your budget.
3. Determine your Budget
You need to figure out the amount and to allocate it accordingly. You may need to empty the house and add temporary housing fees, as well.
Decide when to start renovation and prepare.*There are often unexpected delays during construction.
5. During Renovation
Your house/apartment will be a construction site, make sure to keep personal belongings at a safe area. Clear the area for the contractors.
6. Renovation at Co-op & Condominium
Each building has own regulations, read Building Alteration Agreement carefully to understand.
Some strict building management require additional fees for permitting electrical and plumbing works.
There are usually fees and deposit required to pay to the management company and the building.