A renovation always goes well, doesn’t it? But when it comes to apartment renovation, any type of intervention must be careful and well evaluated. This is because, unlike a house, apartment renovation has a direct impact on the well-being and safety of the other residents of the building.
But don’t worry, with the right tips and guidelines, this renovation happens smoothly and without headaches. Before you even start choosing new coatings or wall colors, you need to first pay attention to what the current legislation says about apartment renovations.
As a rule, the owner must deliver to the condominium manager a detailed work plan duly signed by the architect or engineer accompanying the work. This document is the guarantees that all interventions are following the condominium policy and safety standards.
The work plan must contain information such as an objective and clear description of the materials that will be used, which interventions will be carried out, the complete schedule, the method of disposal of the rubble, in addition to defining the human, technical and necessary funds.
It is up to the syndicate to release the renovation and closely monitor the execution of the stages of the work.
Budgeting and costing
Once you’ve defined the purpose and type of your apartment renovation, start raising all the costs and drawing up a budget for the work.
A spreadsheet is a good start. Write down all expenses, including from the purchase of necessary materials to the expense of labor. Based on this budget, you can determine what will be done first, what can wait a little longer, the type of material used, among other important details. It is also essential to consider unexpected and emergency expenses, including possible hotel, stays during the renovation, or paying a more expensive freight to speed up the process of the work.
You may not have stopped to think about it, but an apartment renovation requires some changes and adaptations in the lifestyle and routine of the residents.
For those who work from home, for example, it may be necessary to find another space for activities, since the noise and dirt will be very uncomfortable.
Talk to neighbors
It is polite, kind, and respectful to talk to the neighbors before the work begins, even if you already have permission to renovate the apartment.
Explain what will be done, the expected average time for the work to last, and the working hours. In this way, you avoid unpleasant situations and even the enmity of neighbors.
Try to hire only qualified labor for your apartment renovation. In addition to ensuring a well-executed service, you avoid delays in delivery and even complaints from neighbors.
Ask for references and have a good conversation with the person who will be responsible for the renovation before hiring the service.
Inspection in renovation
Don’t neglect the renovation while it’s happening. Make regular visits to the property if you are not living in it during construction. In this way, you guarantee the quality of the service and the fulfillment of the schedule.
Beware of children and pets
If you are living in the apartment during the renovation, be very careful and attentive with children and pets. Every work has tools and materials that can be dangerous for both children and pets. Not to mention that the apartment door will remain open longer for professionals to enter and exit and receive materials.
So, all care is important.