Anyone who has tried to get a small job done, schedule anything for their home, or even just get a quote knows it can be almost impossible. Homeowners want the expert advice and team to get things done at their fingertips. They don’t have the time to filter through lists, educate themselves on the right way to do things, or wait for people to call them back. They just want to know it is being done right, at a fair price and that there is actual accountability behind the work done for them.
When we start working with a new association, the first thing we do is a full financial review and budgeting. More often than not, we find associations do not have enough cash in the bank to be financially healthy, and are often depending on frequent assessments to make ends meet. Even more common, they barely take in enough money to actually be solvent. We have a few tips on how to actually add some stability to your condo financial planning, and greater value to the unit you own.
Our kitchen project is starting to take its final form, as we install the cabinets and counters. Details are important which is why we spent a little extra for plywood box cabinets, and even went to the warehouse with the owner to pick out the exact granite counter top slab she wanted.
The trick with patching a hardwood floor and making it look like it wasn’t patched! How did we do this smarter? The trick…harvest from somewhere else if you can!
The layout was inefficient, the divides between rooms were not meant for the 21st century, and it was just time to rework it all. Our kitchen/bath project is taking a big step was the wall between the living and dining room comes down to unite the two spaces, and add more space for everything you need.
We often hear that people “just want a new bathroom” or “Just need a new deck” and want to take on this smaller project, because it is what they can afford right now. Breaking your renovations into smaller, manageable pieces is great, but to do it effectively, homeowners should really think about how it connects with potential future renovations or improvements for the whole home and property at large. Here are a few tips to consider before starting that small renovation.